Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Newborn Nursery

Thank you to everyone for the best wishes! We're in the middle of our bundle of joy's first month home. Let me just say that my OB was not kidding when she warned me that the first month could be (would be) "intense."

We live in a state of mild terror of our 9 lb wee one. I kid. Mostly. But, we're also delirious with joy that she's here and we finally get to meet her acquaintance.

While I'm waiting for her to wake up for a midnight feeding, here are some pictures of the design project that's taken up my past couple of months. I almost forgot how to post pictures it's been so long! As Husband and I are both avid fans of scuba diving, a hobby that we've given up for the timing being, we decided that we would do an underwater ocean theme for our daughter.

Uh . . .Credits, in case anyone is interested in the non-mini kind of houseware:
Nursery furniture from Argington. (Don't get me, or Husband, started on how long it took me to decide on the crib. I actually picked the dresser and changing table first, but for some reason resisted getting the matching crib until something like two months later . . . )
Wall hanging from Inhabit.
Wall stickers from Wee Gallery for Blik.
Glider and ottoman from Monte.
Lamp from CB2 (because I couldn't stomach the idea of paying $1000+ for the Sebastian Wrong Spun table lamp, beautiful as it is).
Fishbowl rug from overstock.com.
Origami art folded with my two little pregnancy swollen hands and cobbled together with Ikea frames and craft paper from Michael's and inspired by another wonderful ocean-themed nursery featured on Ohdeedoh.com.

Update: the rabbit on the dresser is actually a clever brush and comb set. The handles of the brush and comb form each of the "ears" of the rabbit, and there's a mirror on the bottom of the base. Hare Brush and Comb set is by Skip Hop. They also have it in a green colorway. Adorable! It's pretty widely available at BabiesRus, BuyBuyBaby, etc.