Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sickly rambles... (plus a new rug!)

I'll just go ahead and state the obvious:  being sick while pregnant really sucks.

I started getting a sore throat the day after Christmas, and it has been downhill ever since.  I've now got a case of what I'm pretty sure is full-blown bronchitis.  (It hit me when I woke up about 30 minutes ago, coughing up my lungs and struggling to breathe, that this might be more than a bad case of allergies.)  So now I'm up, hoping that an urgent care center won't be too packed tomorrow, with nothing better to do than pop in and say hello! :)

Micah and I spent all day today running around town, picking up furniture.  First, we went and picked up the crib (yay!).  While we were there, we decided to order a dresser that looked to be almost the exact same color of the crib, even though it was made by a different manufacturer. 

After going through all the paperwork for getting it ordered (and scheduled to come in no less than 10 weeks from today - be forewarned, if you haven't already discovered this little gem, that you'd be smart to order baby furniture just as soon as you know the sex of the baby, particularly if the baby shower's going to be at your house and you'd like the nursery to at least resemble a furnished space when your friends and family come to generously shower your baby with gifts... ahem.), we asked them to make sure it wasn't at another, nearby store.  Turns out it was, so we put it on hold there and then proceeded to try and pick out a glider.

I showed you guys this rocker before, and while I definitely still love it, (1) I'm scared to order a large, upholstered piece online for fear that the fabric won't be accurately reflected in the picture, and (2) I became increasingly convinced that I needed a big, cushy, comfy chair.  So after about an hour of looking at fabric swatches (no joke, y'all...), we settled on a white, upholstered glider with a gliding ottoman that didn't look too tacky.  There was a note on the back of the fabric swatch that said something about piping, but our (not-so-bright) sales clerk indicated that it was merely suggesting a particular color piping for that fabric. 


Turns out, that fabric was suggested by the manufacturer as being appropriate for piping only.  So I'm going to have to call Buy Buy Baby in the morning and cancel that order.  So now, because that was the only fabric I found acceptable, we're back at square one, and I've pretty much resigned myself to shelling out the big bucks for a PBK glider.

After we picked up the dresser from the other store, we brought it all home, unloaded it into the garage, and then headed right back out to pick up what I'm pretty sure was one of my best purchases of late.

I had popped into Home Goods with Faith on Friday because she had never been, and that was, in my opinion, too great a tragedy to leave unaddressed.  I was hoping we'd go in there, and she'd see a bright light and find all kinds of stuff she couldn't live without.  Turns out I read the cards wrong, as I was the one who ended up buying up the store.  After snagging some really fun pieces for the walls in the game room upstars (that I can't wait to blog about once I get some other stuff done up there), I stumbled across the perfect area rug for the living room.  Micah has been bugging me about getting a rug in there for months, and I had planned on going to a carpet store and having one bound until I found this one.

It's a super-thick, enormous (8 ft. by 10 ft.), plushy, shaggy rug in the perfect cream color, and at about 1/3 of the price of what I'd pay to have one made.  I'm in love.

(sorry for the terrible picture and lighting... it's 3:50 a.m., and this picture was one I snapped with my iPhone this evening before bed.  I love you guys, but I just couldn't muster up the energy to turn on enough lights to get a good shot with my big camera.)
Of course, now that my OCD husband has discovered that our vacuum can't actually traverse the rug because it's so thick, it looks like a new vacuum purchase is in our not-so-distant future.  Who's surprised that actually vacuuming the darned thing never even crossed my mind?  :)

Alright, lovies, I think I'm sufficiently loopy to attempt sleeping again.  Hope you guys have a lovely Sunday!  (And if you actually made it through to the end of this post, you're a champ.)


Kaitlyn said...

I'm sorry you are so sick:( I hope you feel better soon! I can't wait to see the nursery and love the new rug!

The Links said...

Yes, being sick while preggo is the worst. I had a stomach bug while pregnant. The Worst Night Everr.

Have you looked at chairs at Lone Star Baby? I LOVE my big squishy chair from there and they have TONS of fabric choices. I highly suggest a squishy comfy chair. There have been many nights (well not that many) when I have slept in that chair bc he was little and nursing so often or when he was teething or when he has been sick. We spent an arm and a leg on it but it is worth every penny! And I have to tell you we were at BBBaby yesterday exchanging a toy for P and when he saw the carbs he said "nigh night" and when I looked he was pointing at your crib. So pretty and elegant for your little princess!!

Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

So sorry you've been sick. I have the same thing and it's a bummer. I NEVER get sick but I guess you could blame the weak pregnancy immune system. :( I LOVE the glider you pictured.. unfortunatly it's a bit big for the smallish space we are converting to a Nursery. Love the new rug! Hope you have a GREAT New Year!

Jennjilla said...

I'm cheap, so I had a hand me down glider reupholstered. And you know what?? My first baby hated to rock!! I never sat in the dang thing until after I had my second one! Hahaha

Emily said...

I am so sorry you are sick, and I hope you feel better very soon! I can't wait to see what you do with the nursery! We ordered our furniture even before we knew the gender...I just knew what I wanted (Jenny Lind). I really, really want a big, comfy, cushy glidder in the nursery too but I can't being myself to spend so much $. Might have to make do with our cheaper but still comfortable Target glidder!

Laura said...

Do y'all have babies first furniture in Dallas? I was convinced I needed the pbk glider but found a very similar and non-tacky one there for about HALF the price.

Kristin said...

I really hope you feel better soon!
I'd not survive a cold without being able to dope myself up on legal drugs.

Erin said...

Hate your sick! I am too! It started Saturday and I've been slowly going downhill since!! :(
Love the new rug and I can't wait to see how the nursery is coming together!

Lenetta Carnes said...

Hi I found you on the Blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a minute. have a great week. :)

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