Last Wednesday morning, at just over 20 weeks, we went in for our anatomy ultrasound for our little bebe. It happened to also be my birthday. Total happenstance. I always have my appointments on Wednesday morning, but what better day to find out if we would be adding a little boy or girl to our family?!
After a look at every inch of our completely healthy little baby, the ultrasound tech announced that we were on team…
PINK!!!! Considering I was so certain in my mind that I was carrying a boy (the dreams! the cravings!)–we had talked about boy names and I started thinking about a boyish nursery–I was so surprised to hear we would be having another girl come April. I think I repeated it about 10 times before we left the room. Ha! We are, of course, so excited. Thrilled! I know girls. :)
Our family, whom we told over the holiday, seemed to ask the same two questions: First, What did Greta say? And then, what will be her name?! When we told Greta that we were having a little girl–that sister that she has been asking for, she said that she was having a baby chick. And that was that. She has since acknowledged a “baby girl that’s her sister” in my tummy, but we’re taking it slow. And as for names, we didn’t decide on “Greta” until she was born. We have a few in our back pockets but we like to see our babies before deciding on a definite name–and bonus!–that eliminates those opinions some people like to give about liking the name or not.
Team Pink! Another girl! So happy. Let the nursery planning begin!
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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