One minor detail forgotten. This baby needed to be clothed - especially during the frigid, winter, Washington months. Somehow baby clothes, arguably the most expensive item of the nursery (because the little rascals 1) never stop growing and 2) never stop spitting up and ruining everything) didn't make my "baby-stuff-to-buy" checklist.
Baby shower to the rescue! Generous friends and family came to my rescue, or Grace's rescue I should say, and have clothed my baby for at least the first year of her life. Granted more is needed but she is much better off than she was a few weeks ago!
Thank you to all who have helped this mother-to-be get prepared for Grace's arrival. It was a lovely afternoon and one that I will always remember!