August 28, 2007

Lisa: In which I try to bore you to death with completely insignificant details.

For better or worse, the nursery is pretty much put together! It feels good to have that task done. The polka-dotted fabric bin on the lower shelf of the white table holds board books and tub books. You can see the Boppy pillow hanging out on the seat of Blake's grandpa's rocker.

The dresser is full of baby clothes and linens that have been washed with Dreft, folded and sorted by size, and put into labeled drawers. The IKEA frog is sitting in a Bumbo baby seat next to George and Martha and a sweet little baby sock sorting thingie I found at HomeGoods. I made the print over the dresser in my letterpress class--it features my favorite quote from Peter Pan.

The top two shelves of the bookcase are full of baby supplies, and the bottom shelf is picture books. The art is two pages from an advance copy of You Were Loved Before You Were Born, written by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Karen Barbour. The book is due out in January.

Under the window you can see the gift Marci got us--the first baby item Blake and I picked out together. Above the crib are the letter hooks I talked about here. Since I took these pictures, I got some big clear totes at Target to go under the crib: one for extra diapers, one for blankets, and one for stuffed animals. We're still waiting for our Sophie bumper and crib skirt to arrive from Pottery Barn.

The light must have been a bit different for this photo, because the wall color here looks closer to how it looks in real life. Anyway, you can see we've been messing around with the toys on top of the bookcase and on the shelf above it. We swapped out the fancy (and arguably creepy-looking) dolls I had when I was younger for the Cabbage Patch Garden Fairies I adopted in college. And of course we had to dig out my Boo doll and press her belly a bunch of times. The soccer-playing Build-a-Bear was a gift to Blake from the girls he coached one year, and the other one is Olivia, who Blake gave me for our anniversary three years ago.

TA-DA! She'd better friggin' love it.

Posted by lisa at August 28, 2007 03:04 PM

Wow. I hope you're pregnant because that room looks like a nursery. A fantastic, whimsical, sweet, adventureful (I know it's not a word!)nursery. It would just be silly as a game room with a full bar. mmmmmm full bar.

Posted by: Jeremy on August 28, 2007 03:36 PM

It looks awesome! I totally put those diapers in that wooden box. I'm excited to see you, little baby!

Posted by: sarah on August 28, 2007 03:37 PM

How freaking cute! I think that just set my biological clock off and my ovaries exploded a little. I can't believe this time next month you are going to have a baby!

Posted by: Marci on August 28, 2007 03:40 PM

My goodness. Your ovaries exploded a little. That sounds like a cyst. I'm no obstenacologist, but I would seriously get a ovarpeekascopy.

Posted by: Jeremy on August 28, 2007 03:44 PM

The boppy pillow is my best friend. If you haven't watched The Happiest Baby on the Block dvd with Blake yet, now is the time.

Posted by: Emily on August 29, 2007 08:39 AM

If you change your mind and decide you want a rumpus room instead of a nursery, I totally saw a PSA today that is for you:

In case you can't view it (or viewed it but don't get it), let me sum up: if you have a baby and don't want it, don't leave it in a broken-down car in the woods -- BECAUSE BABIES CAN'T FIX CARS AND EVEN IF THEY COULD, THEY CAN'T DRIVE. Unless the car is an automatic.

Oh, and the other point of the PSA? You can drop off your baby at a hospital and walk away. No questions asked (nobody has to ask questions, because we're all in the same rumpus-room-lovin' boat).

And no, they don't have a similar service for dropping off your husband. Ovilla checked.

Posted by: Dave on August 29, 2007 04:00 PM

Can I say ditto to Marci?? I'm so excited for you Lis! also, I may still have like 10 or so onezies (onesies? onezees?) sitting on my shelf... I can see them right this second..I will give them to you soon. I promise!

Posted by: Mallory on August 29, 2007 11:10 PM
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