Well, kinda…my second baby shower is tomorrow and then I need to purchase the remaining necessary items on our registry and wash all the clothing and linens. I also need to organize the closet and wardrobe better and maybe add some organizers.
I am really happy with how it all came together and I hope little Liam enjoys it. I think it is soothing, yet fun and childish. It is certainly relaxing to sit in the glider and I have already found myself enjoying some reading time in the room.
View From the doorway. The blue travel swing was a hand-me-down and now I thinking I want a full-sized swing that plugs in. I have placed two different babies in the swing we have now and they both hated it, so that does not bode well.
Right now I am obsessed with the Fisher-Price Zen Collection Cradle Swing:
It swings back and forth, side to side, and also plugs into the wall, which saves on batteries. Also, it is oh-so-chic and would go with our living room decor perfectly. It is about $156 on Amazon.com, so I will have to see what is left in our “baby fund” account once I purchase the necessities.
The rug is a Wool/Cotton/Jute shag rug from Cost Plus World Market and I love the various textures and fibers in it. I fell in love with it when I first saw it. The day after we purchased it, I read (somewhere) that the best flooring for baby’s room is wood with a natural fiber area rug, so bingo! It feels amazing on my bare feet and the cats love to sink into it and nap. I was worried about cleaning it, but it vacuums very nicely.
The glider and changing table/dresser. The dresser is filled with cloth diaper supplies, bibs and toiletries. The wipe warmer is for cloth wipes, and I plan to make my own to supplement the ones I already have. Next to the glider is a basket of baby books.
The wardrobe is an antique that I purchased several years ago to hold my desk top computer (I don’t know how I ever got by without my laptop, but I probably spent a LOT less time on the internet). This is the only piece of furniture I still own from my single days and little did I know that it would hold my baby’s clothing!
The white shelves on the walls were already in the room when we purchased the house last year, so they worked out quite nicely. JD has many Disney Animation Cells from his years working for the Mouse, so we hung a couple on the walls.
Close-up of crib. I lucked out on the bedding and didn’t have to make the skirt and bumper. I was given this Dwell Bedding Set when I was in the audience for the Ellen DeGeneres First Time Mommy show and it matches the quilt I made and room decor quite perfectly. I still haven’t figured out the best way to tie the bumper on. I can’t do a nice bow, since the ties are too short/crib slats are too big, so I will probably have to just knot each tie.
I purchased these quilt clips from The Little Elephant Company and they are even more adorable in person! I wanted to hang the quilt it in a way that it was easy to pull down for tummy time.
I framed JD’s and my newborn hospital photos and little Liam will go in the middle! What will be do if we have a second baby?!
So there it is! I have a few projects that I am working on that I will post next week: Zippered Wet Bags for cloth diapers and Breast Feeding Covers (or Hooter Hiders, if you prefer!). I am saving lots of moula making my own and they are both so easy!