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Baby Has a Brand New Room!


The last month or so Lukka and I have been really working through the day. I had a huge checklist of spring cleaning/organizing/doing things I wanted to get done before the new baby arrives (31 more days until due date!). Here are some pictures of some of the FUN things we did (unlike bleaching the baseboards and cleaning the oven, these were actually enjoyable 'tasks' to do!)
Two new more "girly" decorations to hang in the room--embroidered wall displays--still sticking to Lukka's nautical theme, they are a picture of a mermaid, and a few seahorses and my all time favorite--an anchor! I got the templates from Sublime Stitching; they have SO many cool patterns to choose from, and are relatively cheap, too!
(Oops, I'm not great at faces, this mermaid looks a little mad!)
We also changed the room around-a lot! It feels more open now since we cleared out a lot of "stuff" that was being stored in his room. We also were having to put his crib in the middle of the room for naptimes and nighttime because he kept playing/tearing down the curtains! This way it's shoved against the walls where he can't get to anything! So much better! Next to his crib in his bookshelf, where he can be seen most days taking everything out and putting it all back in...much less a little "reading" here and there! Against the two big windows is his change table. Why didn't I think of this before? Now he can look outside and be entertained while being changed!!
Here is where the second babe will sleep--opposite side of the room, and yet once she stands, she still won't be able to grab ahold of anything! She will be in an heirloom bassinet (post coming soon with a new craft project!) in our room next to our bed, where she can be easily nursed by candlelight until she is sleeping through the night. She'll then be changed over to the pack'n'play when she's sleeping roughly 8-10 hours at a time so Lu's sleeping pattern isn't disturbed too much. Next to that is another window with a reading rocker & lamp-how we put him to bed every night is cuddling with either me or dad and reading a story. The room is way more play-friendly now and we've been enjoying it a lot this week (well...me from knitting in the rocker...). Stay tuned for more craft and cleaning projects and how-tos! I need to get back into the blogging routine!
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StephG said…
Cute room! I don't think William slept 8-10 hours at time until he was near two. Wow...I'm having flashbacks right now. I hope the new little one is a better sleeper!

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