Sunday, January 11, 2015

Baby Infiltration

The baby's room is finished! I thought I'd take you on a much abbreviated tour of how it got there and some details.

This was a shot that wasn't successful from our pregnancy announcement. Here are all 3 pets in front of the window in her room with a Mini-Cooper. 
Just a reminder of where we started. Who would've imagined I'd take the baby girl out of the room just to put it back in!
Here is the room when we started with it. First we cleared everything out but the curtain rods:
About 2 years ago my Grandma downsized. In downsizing she offered her furniture to anyone interested. I offered her $100 for this oak dresser that had been sitting in a guest room knowing that hopefully someday I'd have a baby that would need to put their clothes away. As soon as the room was cleaned out up came the dresser!
I have had this TV stand for several years. It finally retired to the basement to wait too.
Both came upstairs and were given several coats of white paint. We also picked up the Gulliver Crib  and this mattress from Ikea. 
I then pulled this cube (from Ikea a few years ago) down from the room and painted it white in addition to the curtain rods and rings. Aside from the crib & mattress our expenses for this room only included fabric and paint so it was pretty minimal. 
I bought this rug on super-sale from West Elm after crossing my fingers it would look as great in the room as it did online. If you need a tiny one you can get it here since the bigger ones are all gone. 
I also got several little prints that you'll see around my nursery. My favorite (probably because it traveled from Russia to get to us) is this really pretty floral animal ABC print from this Etsy shop
I also picked up this arrow fabric and jungle flower fabric from spoonflower.com to make curtains, pillows, and a basket liner:
I then picked up letters to spell out her initials and some pink burlap paper from Michaels. 
Ready to see the room? Let's start in her closet. It's cozy, but perfect. Yes… Those are little shoe boxes lined up on the shelves! 
Here is the room itself:
Curious what LRC stands for? The little lady's name is Lila Rian Cooper! Oh man I love typing it out. I can't wait to meet her! 

Anyway… The bins are from The Container Store. I wanted bigger ones on the bottom but the only source of heat for the room is right behind the books. I didn't want to block that off obviously! The Katie Daisy Joy print has been mine for several years now and fits in just right here! I also had to feature her Mini-Cooper since that's where it all started! The two frames on the table top are gifts. One from a cousin that held all of her baby's pictures and the other is a framed copy of the baby shower invite. The bottom bin is full of stuffed animals
The bins have blankets and toys:
Here is the overall shot. The L says "L is for Lila" in flowers from Etsy. The rocking elephant was found for $5 by my mom at Once Upon a Child (I LOVE that store)!
The picture on the right is of butterflies from Ikea
I adore reading and I want Lila to too. I asked for tons and tons of books for the baby shower and everyone really came through! I love her reading area in the dormer. 

The bird cage held our cards at our wedding. We also have a white noise machine up there, a camera so we can keep an eye on her, and an Angel Care Movement Monitor stashed throughout the room to keep her calm, monitored, and happy!

One of my favorite things in the room is the quiet book my mom made for her. It has all kinds of top secret little things like lipstick in the purse:
Counting with these beads (I remember counting with beads from my quiet book when I was tiny!)
And the mail box that opens up to show a letter that then opens up to tell her that she is loved :)
She also made her the adorable quilt at the foot of the bed:
With my favorite part:
We also have her bed double sheeted. I read the trick somewhere to put down a waterproof liner & sheet down topped with another waterproof liner and sheet. That way when there is an accident in the night you pull off the top layer and don't have to deliriously make a bed when you're half asleep. The sheets and changing pad cover are by Aden and Anais:


Sigh… I love this room :)
Here are a few more details:
-We will be cloth diapering as soon as she outgrows newborn disposables. We have a stash of 16 Bumgenius Freetime that should last through Lila and lots of future little people. The green container to the right holds flannel wipes made from old receiving blankets. We'll start using those with the cloth diapers so that we don't need a separate trash can for wipes. Not shown (because it's arriving tomorrow) is our diaper pail. I chose it because you can use disposable bags or waterproof bags in it so it'll work for both kinds of diapers. It's also hard to see, but playing a major part in the order of the drawers are these drawer dividers. 
Each drawer holds different age groupings. Here is her newborn/0-3 month drawer. I love the cute little drawer organizers!
We also have a pink moses basket with rocking stand that's currently hanging out in her room. That'll be next to our bed for the first little bit when she is extra tiny. 
We also have more evidence of this coming life change on the way into the basement… So strange! 
And most noticeably- She also has a comfy seat in the living room!
We are down to DAYS now until we meet her! While you're a silent blog reader most of the time I know you're there. Please keep us and our little Lila in your thoughts and prayers. I can't wait to meet her and just want her in that adorable room safe and sound!

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