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bump day – week 37 | colorado wedding photographer

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37 weeks – full term! he’s ready, and so is the nursery! he can officially arrive at any time and have somewhere to sleep, get changed, and even cry his little lyon heart out (but our baby will never cry, right? πŸ˜‰ )

our third bedroom had been untouched since we moved into our house last year, and now was the time to take it over and decorate for the little lyon! here it is from the start: blank. builder-beige walls. boring light fixture. the pile of wainscotting on the carpet – just a sign of what was to come! we knew we wanted to do wainscotting from the very beginning! baby-boy-nursery

then came my crazy mock-up in week 22. from there, we went crazy with ideas to make the nursery everything we imagined. we decided to have the room be a bit retro, a bit travel inspired, and still a bit baby. cutesy, but not too cutesy. travel themed, but not too travel themed. ya know, just not too much of anything.


here it is! the final product! putting the nursery together was such a fun project to do together. and i love

Β nate had an idea for a painted mural above little lyon’s changing table/dresser to tie in the travel theme, and some whimsy. he hunted for just the right model airplane, and even incorporated an antique camera to tie in my photography. the little polaroid frames have photos we’ve taken from our travels in them. ya, my hubs, he’s pretty talented πŸ˜‰



i’ve said it before, and i’ll say it again – i’m a dork. and nate and i are both super detail-oriented. so, when we found the lamp with the teddy bear flying an old airplane, i was hooked. and we made a coaster for the side table made from coins that we’ve collected from our travels.

and the “table”…isn’t a table. it’s a trunk on its side. you don’t really notice it at first, but it ties it all together so well πŸ™‚ (if i do say so myself…hehehe)


the changing table/dresser that my brother made arrived this week! it’s all kinds of awesome.


little touches – antique movie poster, canvases above the crib that nate designed, and a comfy ottoman as extra seating!


perhaps the most important part of the nursery –

the door guard.



we made the mobile to go over little lyon’s crib πŸ™‚


here it is! the final pano shot!



how far along? 37 weeks.
maternity clothes? of course. and more of nate’s basketball shorts.
sleep? still hit or miss, but not too bad!
best moment of the week? last night, i could feel his heel, and i nudged it one way, and he kicked it back! it was so sweet to have him actually respond!
movement? yes, but not as much. more feet movement than anything else.
symptoms: nothing new, but i’m still huge πŸ™‚
milestones: reaching full term!
miss anything? advil. tylenol just isn’t the same.
food cravings: pumpkin!!!! i made some pumpkin-zucchini bread, and it’s pretty much amazing.
belly button in or out? out, way out.
wedding rings on or off? still on. not quite sure how, but still on!
looking forward to: him being here. the countdown is on, and it’s all a waiting game now.

comments +

  1. Katie Lyon says:

    Thanks Vanessa! πŸ™‚ You’re the master of design πŸ˜‰

  2. Jennifer Lyon says:

    It’s beautiful! And of course Charli is the cutest!

  3. Katie Lyon says:

    Thanks Margo πŸ™‚

  4. Beth Marie says:

    Such a unique nursery! Looks beautiful!

  5. Margo Sweany says:

    Love it! Great job Katie!

  6. Vanessa Van Vark says:

    Love, love, LOVE your nursery! πŸ™‚

  7. Kay Beaton says:

    Beautiful Katie!

  8. Cathy Marie says:

    Love it all!

  9. Alan Lyon says:


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