I was asked to share pictures of little man's nursery. I'm so sad to say that we won't be finishing his nursery until after he arrives. We are currently working opposite schedules and it's hard to get everything finished around here that needs to be done prior to his arrival. Since he'll be rooming in with us for a the first few months we decided we'd put off any serious nursery work until my maternity leave.
But all of that doesn't mean I haven' started buying things. I have a great collection of baby stuff going thus far. So I figured I'd let you all in on the things that will be going in to his room when it's time.
The white Jenny Lind crib. This was the same style crib both my sister and brother had as babies. I remember it being the most beautiful piece of furniture ever. I even had a twin Jenny Lind in my room in middle school. I loved that bed. I knew it's exactly what I wanted for my own baby one day. It was the very first baby something I bought after we found out we were expecting. I searched and searched Craigslist and found the most perfect deal. Brand new, bought only 4 months prior and never used. She sold it to me for a whopping $80 including a Pottery Barn mattress. Amazing.
The Expedit shelving unit. I got my way immediately with the crib. However, my husband has not been so agreeable to everything else. We finally agreed on utilizing the Expedit unit like in the photo above. Dresser, shelving, changing table in one. Done deal.
The Dorel Monaco Bentwood Rocker. It took a long time for us to agree on a rocker. He wanted a glider, I wanted a rocker. He wanted a regular glider, I wanted a vintage rocker. After lots of searching I finally came across this piece. It had great reviews, a mix between old and new, and it was the right price! My mother-in-law so kindly gifted this piece to us for baby's room. Thank you so much Mom!
His room will be lots of navy blue, whites and grays. We knew navy blue was our color well before I was even pregnant. I'm not color biased. If I'd been having a girl, it still would have been blue. His room will carry a a light theme of classic nautical. Old maps and ships will be added in to the decor. Along with his giraffe collection. Mommy's favorite animal has been the giraffe since she was little and she was nice enough to make sure he has plenty of stuffed giraffes to cuddle.
Like I mentioned before, until his room is completed he will room in with us. He has a faboulous vintage cradle I'm in the process of finishing up - it needs to be painted and reworked for safety - that will be downstairs with us, along with his dresser and rocker. We'll move it all upstairs when we're ready to set him out on his own :) Getting closer every day and I couldn't be more excited!