Thursday, March 26, 2009
Show & Tell Friday: The Nursery
With less than nine weeks until the baby is due, I thought I would share our nursery with you all. In actuality, the nursery will continue to be Sophia's domain until our newest addition is six months old. Until then, he will be in a co-sleeper beside our bed, just like Sophia was when she was first born. It makes nighttime feedings so much pleasanter for everyone.
One interesting thing about our nursery is that, apart from the paint on the walls and the carpet on the floor, everything in it was either handed-down, purchased used, or received as a gift, so everything has a wonderful story behind it. The bunny decorations on the walls and the crib bumper and matching quilt were mine as a child and later were used by a couple of my little cousins. The clock on the wall, as well as the cute curtains and the curtain rod with the bunny finials were gifts from my mother before Sophia's birth. The Baptismal certificate, which now hangs over the changing table/dresser is also a gift from my mother. The crib was given to us by some friends from church. The rocking armchair that I use for nursing once belonged to my parents. The magazine rack table next to the nursing chair was purchased for $5 off of Craigslist. The crocheted blankets you can see tucked away in a couple of photos were lovingly handmade for Sophia.
Most of these photos are actually from before Sophia was born, so they are missing a couple of lovely pieces of bunny artwork given to us by friends and family and the shelf that holds Sophia's few figurines, piggy banks, and music boxes given to her by loved ones. Sophia's Christmas present from Mommy and Daddy this year (a wooden rocking horse) also lives in the nursery, now, but does not appear in these photos. Once our little boy takes over the crib and Sophia gets her "big girl" bed, we'll naturally need to rearrange our tiny nursery to accommodate two. At that point, I will take some new photos of the nursery and share again. Until then, this should give you a hint of what our nursery is like. And, by the way, can you tell I love Beatrix Potter?