It was all a complete coincidence.
Many months ago before we even knew we were going to have a baby, Mommy ordered a wall decal of a tree branch with birds, for what at the time was simply our guest room. Your Aunt Dana and I spent some time placing it on the wall and making it look nice.
It was simply a guest room; not even a “hopefully in the near future a baby’s room”.
If anything, it was a “maybe one day, a baby’s room.”
But then we found out about you this past summer.
Instead of painting your bedroom a predictable girly color, we decided to embrace and translate the tree decal into a baby girl’s room.
This past weekend your Nonna and Papa (my parents) came up and helped us prepare our house for your arrival… which is still 4 months away.
After Papa and I put together your crib, we instantly realized it was the same length as the tree decal.
Therefore, your bedroom has the theme of the nursery rhyme, Rock-a-Bye Baby:
Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall and down will come baby
Cradle and all
Instead of painting your room, Mommy had us paint our office, which will now double as the guest room.
We also painted the bathroom and Mommy hung up a fun frame that celebrates you and Jack, with it being your shared bathroom.
Again, you’re still 4 months away of actually being born and needed your room.
But hey, we had already bought our Christmas gifts by September and had them wrapped by October; and put our tree up in early November.
So in our household, you can only imagine that having your room ready now isn’t too early at all.