We are excited to announce that our first “Dream Nursery” contest participants are Rachel and Chad Edelen, of Floyds Knobs, Indiana. This week’s blog features photos from their exciting baby reveal event.

We’ll be following Rachel and Chad on their journey with baby #2. Upcoming blogs will show their steps as they prepare the finished nursery design (including furniture and decor choices) for baby #2’s birth. We are looking forward to sharing Rachel and Chad’s story all the way leading up to their baby girl’s arrival! Liz and Roo is designing the nursery (yes, it’s all done GRATIS, which is why this program is gaining so much popularity!) And, we’re collaborating with some exciting nursery decor vendors that we’ll unveil along the way.

We hope you’ll follow along with us and Edelen family this year. Here are a few more details about our first Dream Nursery winners…

About the Edelen Family
Rachel and Chad Edelen
One child (currently): Ace (Asher Charles Edelen). Born in October 2015 (21 months).
Current location: Floyds Knobs, Indiana

The photo below features Ace waiting for the announcement of his new sibling’s gender. Will it be a baby brother or baby sister?

Baby Due Date:  December 10, 2017
Baby Reveal: A party with family and friends at 16 weeks.

About the Edelen’s Gender Reveal Event

Rachel had her first ultrasound at 4:30 pm, on June 28, the day of the reveal party. Rachel and her mom, Carmen, had an appointment with Sweet Baby Face, an elective ultrasound boutique in Louisville, Kentucky. 

She did not want to know the gender of the baby during her ultrasound. But, Rachel’s mother was told at the conclusion of the ultrasound. When asked why, Rachel proclaimed she “can’t keep a secret. I give everybody their gifts before the holiday ever rolls around!”

Coming from a family that is “weighted” on the boy side, and having a little boy already, Rachel was convinced baby #2 was a boy. Her sister Meagan Love has four boys, ages 11, 9, 7 and 2. Out of all the grandchildren (her grandparents have 13 grandchildren currently) there are already 9 boys.

The Reveal Party was at 7:00 PM. Rachel’s mom had ordered both a baby girl reveal balloon and a baby boy reveal balloon from Etsy. 

For the reveal, Chad and Rachel launched a black balloon with a tassel and canon.

Rachel told us that when the balloon popped, little Ace said, “Oh no, oh no, oh no.” Everyone laughed because it was as if he was saying “oh no” to having a baby sister, but he was really saying “oh no” to the popped balloon.

Rachel and Chad have a small guest room that, with the help of Liz and Roo, will transform into a nursery. We are starting from scratch, with a bare room that will be painted. Rachel likes the idea of having an accent wall because the room is so small. 

There are so many wonderful options Liz and Roo can provide to the Edelen family for their new nursery! We look forward to sharing more of their story with you soon. Stay tuned for the next blog post, when we hope to provide some progress updates regarding the Edelen’s nursery color decisions!

August 14, 2017 — makespace

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