Monday, October 15, 2012

Nursery 1.0

There's still a lot to be done in the nursery, but I think we're ready to do the initial reveal.

Here's the view from the door:

And the (somewhat more boring) view of the other side of the room:

At first we had the chest/changing table and the crib swapped, but I kept coming back to wanting to be able to look into the room and see the baby in his crib without having to actually walk all the way into the room.  Really there are several ways that the furniture could go, so we can try out this set up and change it later if necessary.  There was some concern about placing the crib over a heating vent, but I'm pretty sure we're not going to rotisserie our son.

While I know* that it's super dangerous to put pillows or comforters in the baby's crib with the baby, I put out one of our pillow sets/duvet covers for decoration until he comes.  We got two animal-themed blankets and one that's striped with primary colors.  Here's a close up of the one I have out now:

While we bought enough toys at Ikea to stock a pre-school, I decided just to get out the ones that are age appropriate for now.  Here's the crib gym with a couple other squishy/fuzzy toys:

That grey thing is an elephant.

Close up of Mr. Hedgehog:

The exception to the toy rule is my monstrous Cragslist impulse buy** - the Baby Einstein home entertainment center:

Can you picture me here at 2am?

Now what we really need are some decorative items for the walls.  We have one shelf that was in Daniel's childhood bedroom that we are planning to put up plus a mobile for over the changing table, but we don't have anything else.  Sounds like a good excuse for a little Etsy browsing...

*There was a giant sticker on the side of the crib that took me 30 minutes, 2 fingernails and 1/2 bottle of Goo Gone to remove that told me so.

**Which will probably end up downstairs anyway.


  1. all came together beautifully! It's cozy, colorful, interesting, and functional. Great job! :D MM

  2. Ami Neiberger-MillerOctober 15, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    It looks great! Are you registered somewhere?

  3. Thanks! I'm registered at Target. Due date: 12/21.

  4. Kristen LandrevilleOctober 16, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    I have the same Baby Einstein entertainment thing. Love it! Claire used it from 4 months to about 15 months. Yeah, it is really big though!

  5. The room looks great and is READY! I love the dark furniture - enjoy!

  6. Thanks! It's all becoming very real... :)

  7. Glad to hear Claire liked it. I imagine keeping it downstairs to keep the baby entertained while I'm cooking dinner, etc. I guess I need to go ahead and get used to the idea of the apartment being decorated in toys now.