We built our house in 2008. Our house is 2,000 square foot. It has 3 bedrooms, an office, 2 bathrooms, a dinning room, and living room. Do we have enough room for 8 people? At this moment in time, the answer is yes. It is very tight, there's no doubt about that, but we are making the best of it.
When I was put into the hospital for bed rest at 23 weeks pregnant I had done nothing to the girls room. We didn't have the furniture that was previously in there out and we hadn't purchased any baby furniture. I was terrified something terrible might happen, like one, some, or all the quints wouldn't survive, and I didn't want to come home to a nursery full of cribs and be empty handed or not have enough babies to fill all the beds. I know, you're thinking, O' ye of little faith, but I was scared and I was all alone in this journey (meaning I didn't know anyone else, personally, that had given birth to quintuplets). The doctors had told me about all the scary statistics and I knew my history of miscarrying babies, and I just couldn't help but to be worried. After the quints arrived I stayed in Dallas with them while they were in the NICU. Once they were stable, I started coming home on the weekends and that's when we started cleaning out the girls' room and trying to get things ready. I would only stay away from the quints for 24 hours so that didn't give me enough time to do a whole lot to the girls' room. One day, my sister called and said a few friends wanted to prepare the girls' nursery for us. Talk about a relief! All the ladies that worked on our nursery were so talented and I knew it was in good hands, plus, it was one less thing for me to worry about. I turned to Pinterest for ideas and sent pictures and my friends took care of the rest. I absolutely LOVE the girls' nursery. It's perfect! I am a minimalist; I think simple is better than clutter. The room was already going to be cluttered with beds, I didn't want a lot of stuff everywhere making it seem smaller. The color scheme was yellow and grey. We went with yellow on the walls, white furniture, a grey rug, and threw hints of grey. I think the room is warm, inviting, and cheerful; it makes me happy to walk into their room.
A special thank you goes to Amy, Mrs. Goodwin (my second grade teacher), Kasey, Shelley, Kayla, Kristian, and Loretta. And thank you to my mom for helping me organize everything. We are beyond blessed to have you all in our lives!
Another blessing was that Steven made some phone calls to the company that we bought Brady's baby bed from and all of the girls baby beds were donated to us! We are so very thankful for such a wonderful gift!
|Gracie & Tessa's beds.|
|Mia & Rayleigh's beds.|
|My best friend, Jessica, painted these frames for the girls. They go perfectly with the nursery.|
|My friend Sarah painted the hanging letters.|
My friend McCall painted the fierce sign.
|Four of everything.|
|Bows X's 4!!!|
|Shoes & more bows.|
|The Seals Princesses are ready for a nap.|
|Gracie & Tessa|
|Mia & Rayleigh|
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