We were renting a house, so we didn't paint or wallpaper or anything. We had gotten a second hand dresser, and replaced the handles on it so it felt more fresh and "us". That was going to be the changing table, with a changing pad strapped on. We didn't actually ever get any other furniture. We weren't sure what we wanted in a crib, and we're pretty minimalist people to begin with. There was an armoir in her room that wouldn't fit anywhere else in the house, and a comfy lazy boy that I had planned to rock her in.
We did a lot of other kinds of peripheral preparation for her though. I painted the following pictures to hang in the room since we couldn't paint the walls.
We also made a mobile out of some Christmas ornaments L's grandmother had made for all the grandkids from the time they were born til 18 years old. They weren't particularly Christmas-y, so we thought they'd be fun to use at a time other than just December.
We had gobs of clothes for her already. We were so excited about our baby, that we'd buy clothes even before we knew the gender. So we had a basketful of clothes already. I was vehemently against everything being only pink, or only blue depending on what the 20 week sono showed. I made it clear to everyone that we wanted bold, bright colors for our baby, no matter if it were a boy or girl. None of this solid pink stuff. Looking back, I'd dress her top to bottom in pink and paint the room bright pink if it meant we could have her back.
No bedding was picked out since we never picked a crib, but we're not a 'full matching set' kind of people. We're pretty eclectic with mixed patterns and colors. If at that 30 week appointment we knew she was in distress instead of dead already, and we were able to have a c-section, we wouldn't have been fully ready for her. She probably would have been in the NICU for a bit, so we could have scrambled. We did have a car seat though.
So, it was a nursery, but not fully ready to bring a baby home to. Thanks for asking Lis. If anyone else has questions, be sure and ask and I'll try to be sure and answer them.