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Baby Petra's Nursery (PIP heavy)

As long promised, here is a tour of Baby Petra's Nursery. While we will only live in this house for another year we decided that the paint and decals could be duplicated, so we'd go ahead and do it now. No, this is not a pink and frills nursery. Yes, we knew we were having a girl before designing it.

 

Entrance door, with two pups who know not to come in without permission. 

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Moving around the room, the birch tree decals on the same wall as the birch wood crib. 

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Continuing around the room, the amazingly comfortable rocker/recliner. Oh, and that rug? That's the color of moss, and is made from embroidery thread instead of yarn. It is ridiculously soft on the feet, and fun to play with. You can't see it well, but the curtains I made from a batik fabric of a certain type of flower that grows in the birch woods up here.

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The full-sized bed for guests and eventually for LO. (Yes... that is a moose-skin rug. More on that later.)

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This is our $910 solid maple dresser that we wanted back when we first knew the sFET worked, but decided it was entirely too expensive. We were able to get last month for less than $350, because Mr Petra is a clever monkey! The grizzly bear has a King salmon in it's mouth that is magnetic and so soft. Fun to play with. The HUGE portrait in over the dresser is a selfie we took during our honeymoon. It's a timer shot that used a very a long exposure, and is one of the coolest selfies I've ever taken. We had to hold still for a very long time. Mr Petra wanted Baby Petra to know we were always looking over her.

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This is the amazing needlework that Jenek made for me. I swear that in a year or two, I will make that as a Halloween costume for LO!

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Here is a detail of the decals. This was a great big mucking project that spanned weeks. I love it. 

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A detail of the scene wrapping around the wall onto the yellow paint. 

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Okay, here is the moose-skin rug. The only explanation I will give is that we are Alaskans, this is an Alaskan woodland-themed nursery, and we have very warped senses of humor. Also, that moose is the softest stuffed animal I have ever felt, and I love petting his big nose.

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So, the only thing that is missing is a special floor lamp that Mr Petra is making for me. It's a sunken light source housed behind a screen of red willow, and he made a kick-plate switch. So, I'll be able to turn a soft diffuse light on and off with my toe, while holding LO.

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Massive uterine fibroids removed 3/06
BFP 1/11; MM/C discovered @ 10w, loss at 6w; Cytotec
B/W 7/11 = normal CD3, FSH 8.9; 7DPO progesterone 1.7
Three Clomid cycles, all BFN, Off to an RE for me...
FSH=8.7 E2=30 AMH=1.8 HSG clear, SA=great
Inj. IUI #1 12/9/11 BFN, Inj. IUI #2 1/6/12 BFN
Inj. IUI #3 1/30/12 BFP!, HCG doubled through 6w, 7w u/s mm/c twins
Factor V Leiden, Hetero, symptomatic
Op Hysteroscopy 5/12, removed scar tissue and uterine septum
Doing Cryo-DE IVF 
Beautiful hatching 5-blast transfered 8/30
BFP 9/7/12 EDD May 19, 2013
A/S on 12/21/12, Petra's having a baby, it's the end of the world!
Pebbles arrived safe and sound 4/13. Placenta accreta found.
Op hysteroscopy 2/7, reopen ute/remove adhesions from accreta
Found severe Ashermans. Fuuuuuuu... Repeat Op Hyst in March.
Op Hyst ver 3.0 looks good so far, find out if it worked in June.
Finally got the damn IUD out. Waiting to stop bleeding.
SIS shows rippled funky shaped ute, but given clearance to begin sFET calendar.
Here goes everything...

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"Petra, you are an obese 40+ year old. Stop jumping through these hoops. Just adopt already. There is no shame in that." -Deethebee
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  • Love the tree decals. It turned out great! Little one will love it I'm sure. Good job mama!
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  • Oh. Em. Gee. 

    This has got to be the most clever, adorable, amazing nursery I have ever seen! And to think that your little girl will be here SO soon?! Seriously holding back tears right now, dear friend.

     Please please please keep me posted! Or A so she can pass things along. I am so excited for you and I LOVE her room! 

    Absolutely perfect!!! Smile Yes 

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  • Beautiful! Just beautiful!
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  • Gorgeous! I love all the detail and personal touches including the self portrait and the needlework from jenek!

    I could also make a gentle (and friendly) argument that the OTHER thing missing is one last BPF!! Big Smile

    TTC #1 since January 2011
    BFP#1 April 12, 2011, EDD December 24, 2011, strong heart beat at 7w3d, d&c at 10w6d
    BFP#2 Oct 24, 2011, natural miscarriage, EDD unknown
    After RPL testing my losses and subsequent infertility are considered unexplained.
    Cycle #22: Femara, TI, and progesterone = BFP!! 
    BFP#3 Dec 21, 2012. Beta #1 @14dpo = 134, progesterone 67.8. Beta #2 @ 17dpo = 664! Team green, EDD 9/1/13, healthy baby boy born 9/12/13!
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  • It's beautiful! I love the moose!

    (Your pups are awfully cute, too.) 

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  • Love it all!!!!!  Thank you for sharing Smile
    TTC #1 Since 4/2010, Cycle 30 (P/SAIF, PGAL welcome)
    Positive for HLA-B27, I'm a mutant :p
    Testing - Me ok, gluten issue? DH - borderline count, low motility
    4/28/11 IUI#1 = BFP!(5/25), EDD 2/2/12 - m/c 5w3d
    7/3, 7/31, 9/25 - IUI#2-4=BFN
    IVF#1 - 1 blast = BFP!! (12/30), EDD 9/9/12, confirmed c/p 4w2d
    FET#1 3/2 - 2 blasts =BFP!! EDD 11/18/12, us#1 = twins! Confirmed m/c 5w6d
    4/20-surprise BFP and another c/p 4w2d
    FET#2 7/16 - 2 blasts = BFN
    FET#3 8/20 - 1 blast - BFP!! Beta #1-2=177, 354
    1st u/s 5w6d, one beautiful little HB :), 2nd u/s 146bpm
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  • I love it! That's one lucky baby!
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    BFP 1/26/2012 -- CP 1/28/2012

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    BFP 6/15/2012 -- Suspected Ectopic 6/25/2012 -- MTX 7/03/2012

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  • Wow, just wow!! Baby Petra's nursery is absolutely beautiful, Petra! I love how tied in every single part is, it's so perfect!

    Come decorate ours?? :]
  • This is a wonderful room!!! Well done!

    And I LOVE the moose rug, haha.

    First M/C - March 2006, pregnancy not known about.
    BFP#1 03/17/12 DD 11/09/12 Missed MC 05/14/12 (No growth past 9wk1d) D&C 05/22/12
    Removal of Ovarian Cyst 07/27/12
    BFP#2 09/17/12 DD 05/29/13 STICK BABY STICK!

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  • Looks great!  So happy for you!
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    IVF and Natural FET resulted in BFN's and a hole in our wallets
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  • Aww cute :)
    BFP#1 9/28/2012 - EDD 6/3/2013 - MMC discovered 11/21/2012 @ 12w2d - D&C 11/24/2012
    BFP#2 4/4/2013 - Born at 37w3d on 11/26/13 via emergency c-section
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    Gorgeous! I love all the detail and personal touches including the self portrait and the needlework from jenek!

    I could also make a gentle (and friendly) argument that the OTHER thing missing is one last BPF!! Big Smile

    I'm going to be a total AW and post one on Sunday. 37w0d and one day before she gets here! 

    AMA over 40
    Massive uterine fibroids removed 3/06
    BFP 1/11; MM/C discovered @ 10w, loss at 6w; Cytotec
    B/W 7/11 = normal CD3, FSH 8.9; 7DPO progesterone 1.7
    Three Clomid cycles, all BFN, Off to an RE for me...
    FSH=8.7 E2=30 AMH=1.8 HSG clear, SA=great
    Inj. IUI #1 12/9/11 BFN, Inj. IUI #2 1/6/12 BFN
    Inj. IUI #3 1/30/12 BFP!, HCG doubled through 6w, 7w u/s mm/c twins
    Factor V Leiden, Hetero, symptomatic
    Op Hysteroscopy 5/12, removed scar tissue and uterine septum
    Doing Cryo-DE IVF 
    Beautiful hatching 5-blast transfered 8/30
    BFP 9/7/12 EDD May 19, 2013
    A/S on 12/21/12, Petra's having a baby, it's the end of the world!
    Pebbles arrived safe and sound 4/13. Placenta accreta found.
    Op hysteroscopy 2/7, reopen ute/remove adhesions from accreta
    Found severe Ashermans. Fuuuuuuu... Repeat Op Hyst in March.
    Op Hyst ver 3.0 looks good so far, find out if it worked in June.
    Finally got the damn IUD out. Waiting to stop bleeding.
    SIS shows rippled funky shaped ute, but given clearance to begin sFET calendar.
    Here goes everything...

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    "Petra, you are an obese 40+ year old. Stop jumping through these hoops. Just adopt already. There is no shame in that." -Deethebee
  • That it one kick butt nursery! Can it be my room? I love it
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  • I love it! You made it so personalized and I love how everything actually means something!
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    BFP #1 Oct 1 2010 MC Oct 3 2010
    DX PCOS w/ AO Nov 2011
    3 rounds of Clomid all BFN
    BFP #2 10/12/12 Beta #1 45.1 Beta #2 160.7 * 2/27 diagnosed with IEF in utero.
    Dalaney born @ 35w2d via emergency C-section due to Pre-E after 26 hrs of labor & losing her HB twice. She weighed 5lbs 8oz & was 19in long on May 26th 2013 @ 605am
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    Gorgeous! I love all the detail and personal touches including the self portrait and the needlework from jenek!

    I could also make a gentle (and friendly) argument that the OTHER thing missing is one last BPF!! Big Smile

    I'm going to be a total AW and post one on Sunday. 37w0d and one day before she gets here! 



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    TTC #1 since January 2011
    BFP#1 April 12, 2011, EDD December 24, 2011, strong heart beat at 7w3d, d&c at 10w6d
    BFP#2 Oct 24, 2011, natural miscarriage, EDD unknown
    After RPL testing my losses and subsequent infertility are considered unexplained.
    Cycle #22: Femara, TI, and progesterone = BFP!! 
    BFP#3 Dec 21, 2012. Beta #1 @14dpo = 134, progesterone 67.8. Beta #2 @ 17dpo = 664! Team green, EDD 9/1/13, healthy baby boy born 9/12/13!
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    Congratulations to the fabulous KGS2003! Her sweet boys are here! Grow boys grow!!!
  • Gorgeous!!!!! I love it.

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    BFP # 2 Twins - Loss at 6 weeksBFP #3 CP July 2014.Diagnosis: Uterine Septum, Asherman's Syndrome, Incompetent Cervix, Hetero MTHFR
     
     
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  • I love the tour! What a great room!
    BFP #1 - Mango - 6/11/12, EDD 2/22/12 Natural MC 7/15/12
    BFP #2 - Nacho - 10/14/12, EDD 6/20/13, MMC 8 weeks, D&C 11/16/12
    All testing shows both H and I are perfectly normal. Baby Nacho had triploidy. 
    Back to normal business December 2012
    BFP #3 - Froggy - 1/15/13, EDD 9/27/13 TEAM GREEN
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  • This is absolutely beautiful! It makes me so happy for you!
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    BFP#3~2/03~DS born 9/29/03 BFP#4~12/05~DS born 8/3/06
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    BFP#6~1/12~edd 9/16/12~m/c 2/22/12 @ 10weeks3days
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  • I love the decals and the wall colors! Such a cute nursery!!
     
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  • I can just feel the love that went into this room!  Brings tears to my eye!

    I love it and it is so beautiful!

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  • Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing. 

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  • I love it!!!

     And I hope that bed is comfy, because its going to be used....by you ;) 


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    BFP #2 via IUI ~ m/c
    BFP #3 via cancelled IUI ~ C (2lb 3oz; HELLP) 5/16/11
    BFP #4 via the natural (free!) way ~ E (8lb 11oz) 9/13/12
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  • Wow I love everything about this Petra! I have a lot of family in Alaska and go there every other year and this just makes me so happy!

    TTC since April 2012
    BFP #1 9/26/12 EDD 6/7/13 MC at 5w2d on 10/6/12
    BFP #2 1/18/13 Baby Boy born 10/2/13!

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  • I love this! So cool!
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    BFP #1 - 1/15/12, EDD 9/21/12, Missed M/C - 2/10/12 - I miss you Sapphire!

    BFP #2 - 7/1/12 - Met my lucky charm Alexandra on 3-16-13!!!


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  • Love, love, love it! You did such a great job, so creative and unusual.
    About me:AMA 41 BFP 8/1/12 EDD 4/8/12 Found no Heartbeat 9/5/12 D&C 9/12/12

    BFP 12/13/12 EDD 8/22/13 Lilah Ruby born 8/8/13

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  • Beautiful Petra! Can't believe she's almost here. So excited for you!!!
    BFP #1 8/13/09,  EDD 4/26/10, Tanner, no longer with us on 10/6/09
    BFP#2 11/3/11, EDD 7/13/12. My daughter was born 7/12/12
    BFP #3 7/14/14 EDD 3/23/15  Please stay with us LO!

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  • I'm swooning over those tree decals
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    TTC since Aug 2011. BFP #1 on 10/28/2011 EDD of 07/02/2012 Natural MC on 11/22/2012  BFP #2 on 10/28/2012  EDD of 7/13/13  Judah Ari born on 7/11/13.

    I love my rainbow baby!


  • It's beautiful and I love it!  Tree decals are so great and I really like the colors. 

    My very best friend moved to Alaska 3 years ago (Eagle River) and this makes my drive to visit her that much stronger!   

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  • It's gorgeous!! Also, are your doggies GSPs? Love them!
    Six years of infertility and loss, four IUIs, one IVF and one very awesome little boy born via med-free birth 10.24.13.
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