And still nobody gives me their seat on the train.
In all fairness, it could still be assumed to be a beer belly (and who wants to give up their seat for that!) and it's harder to tell when I'm not wearing a swimsuit.
Nearing the halfway mark, we have done some work on the Baby Room.
That dresser, adorably enough, was Dave's when he was born. The glide rocker rescued off the corner before the garbage trucks could take it away. It has cleaned up nicely, and the stains that remain would probably have been put on there by us soon enough anyway. And it is ridiculously comfortable.
The crib and the little Baby Bjorn bouncer are both hand-me-downs from Dave's nephews....and so the only thing in the room we've purchased is that there Dietrich Varez print on the wall. Even the other print in the above photo was a gift. (Baby's got a lot of Hawaiiana happening.)
The futon is obviously on its way out, we just haven't quite figured out a good place to put it yet.
The question is: to paint or not to paint?
I have this overall desire to paint in a kind of vague-but-intense nesting urge sort of way, but I have no specific vision for what color the room should be, and, generally speaking, I'm don't-paint-unless-you-have-the-vision kind of gal.
All of the rooms in our house are white. They came that way, and we have not yet had either the necessary vision or the energy to move all our stuff to do anything about that. (I'm not even sure we ever will--nothing is screaming to me that it needs to be painted, specific color or otherwise). And the Baby Room is something of a dark-ish room--which is good for keeping the child asleep purposes, but I don't want to darken it more.
Also, I don't know this baby yet. Maybe Roo wouldn't like a yellow room. Maybe that wouldn't work at all. And even if she's a girl, maybe the pink blush I was thinking about just won't be her kind of thing.
I do recognize that we are talking about an infant that won't necessarily have preferences of this sort, and that we can paint over any paint-personality conflicts that may arise, but...I may find that it's wrong way before Roo can express any opinion on the matter. And nesting urges notwithstanding, the white looks cool and clean and peaceful to me.