As of 9pm last night, both Jeramy and I agreed that work on Monday had to be more relaxing than the weekend we just had. Granted, we'd both probably rather take a day off to just lay around the house and do nothing, but that really wasn't an option.
One of the wonderful things about my hubby is that he is not a procrastinator. In fact, when he gets an itch to do something, he just goes out and gets it done as quickly as possible. That sometimes proves difficult for me, as I'd rather do just one thing slowly over time. However, in the long run I think his tendencies make us both more productive. Anyhow, the crib arrived on Friday much earlier than the expected August ship date. In addition, Jeramy found out that day that he would not need to put in any overtime on Saturday leaving an extra day in his weekend. Armed with the newfound knowledge of our future child's girlness, he deemed it time to get the nursery together.
So while I did loads of yard work (lawn mowing, weeding flowerbeds, planting annuals), Jeramy conquered the majority of the room cleaning and all of the painting. We also steam cleaned the carpets and assembled the crib. So now, instead of a room loaded with crap, we have this:
I'm really loving the milk chocolate color for the walls. Given the bedding I've chosen (here) I was either wanting to go with a beige/brown or a very light pink. Ultimately we chose the brown because while I like pink, girly things, it is very easy to overdo it. Today Jeramy is going to trim out the closet doors he installed last month, and after that we'll just be waiting for the other furnishings to arrive. I just can't believe it is all coming together already. What is even more amazing is the idea that our little girl will actually occupy this room early this fall.
I should also follow-up on the name spelling conversation from last week...I loved getting all of your input. Perhaps I was biased because there were more "J" votes than "G", and I was rooting for the former. But our real life friends (yes, amazingly we actually have some of those) and family seemed to prefer the "J" as well. So it looks like this little girl will be named Jillian Carol.