The last month has been filled with preparation for Baby Madelyn. Troy and I have been visiting pediatricians’ offices, interviewing nannies, and taking childbirth classes. (I have one more eight-hour birthing class to go this weekend!)
Of all the prep work we’ve done, decorating the nursery together has been the most fun. I picked out everything for the nursery, along with the theme, while Troy assembled the crib and dresser and hung all of the wall art.
We finished this joint labor of love last weekend. Now all the room needs is a baby! I’m 33 weeks pregnant, so Madelyn could be here anytime in the next month and a half. When she does arrive, we’ll be ready.
A lot of friends and family have asked to see photos of Madelyn’s nursery. Here are some snapshots with captions:
I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude as I look through these photos; we are lucky to have a room for Madelyn and to be able to make it so special for her. I hope she enjoys it as much as her parents do!
Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker.
Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work.
Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism.
Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Poynter.org.
Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University.
She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at email@example.com.
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