39 Weeks: Nursery Tour

August 30, 2012

Here we are in the home stretch and our little boy’s room is all ready for him to come home!

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Overall, I love our nursery. It didn’t really come out at all how I envisioned it many months ago, but it’s morphed into a cheerful and bright space that I love to be in.

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I went from a vision of all grey + yellow + white to a more varied palate with touches of teal and modern elements. As he grows older, we can take out some of the baby items and pastels and add in more modern elements and bright colors.

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Links to all items at the bottom of the page!

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The nursery room already had a twin bed in it, so we decided to keep that as a parents’ bed and work surface. It’s already been really great for folding laundry and I can imagine changing outfits too. And of course sleeping!

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Fun print sheets from Target and the yellow pillow was an Etsy find for our couch that I like better in the nursery

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The blanket at the bottom breaks up the white bedspread (which we already owned) without having to go all out on a matching one. Also will be good for removing for playing or protecting the duvet from explosions!

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The nightstand next door houses the parent base for our monitor and sound machine plus a drawer filled with midnight snacks for mom.

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We are well stocked with fun books on some IKEA shelves

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And below you’ll find one of my favorite pieces – a modern rocker from Amazon. It’s SUPER comfortable (although not glider level) and will make a great seat for a quick rock, storytime or nursery visitor to sit.

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I like that it’s smallish for my 5’2” frame and the back comes up high and there are arm rests for extra support. When you sit in it you are slightly reclined, which is why it’s so comfy. The bike pillow is another Etsy touch!

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The rock ‘n play sleeper will be where babe sleeps next to the bed until he is ready for the crib.

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We decided it made more sense to move us parents into the nursery than whole nursery into the master bedroom. Plus the two rooms are about 10 feet away from one another, so it’s almost like one big suite.

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I love how easily this folds away should we need to tidy up for company or make more rug space for playing.

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I think as soon as nighttime nursing sessions reduce in frequency a bit, it will be easier to transition to the crib because he will be used to the room and I can continue to sleep in there for a while too. Or just move back next door : )

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Love our modern grey crib – such a great price for $199.

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The crib skirt was made by my friend Lynsie!

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And this fun Boppy cover was an Etsy find

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Above the crib I found these color-coordinated bunting flags on Etsy. I was going to make them myself at one point, but all that sewing would have taken me 100 hours. I prefer to support someone who is a sewing expert instead : )

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The two batik paintings of a lion and grasshopper were done by my grandmother many years ago, and Matt painted the bike on a Michael’s canvas. We just lucked out that the colors matched so well!

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Our Angelcare Monitor sits inside this pretty cloth bin – a shower gift from Etsy

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Next to the crib is a little chair my grandmother hand painted with a snail!

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Along with a custom blanket and a hand-me-down sleep sheep that plays noise : )

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Love our Urban Outfitters rug! Such a steal for $75! I did have to buy a pad for underneath too.

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A family friend gave us this vintage-y basket now filled with baby toys!

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Our changing station is an IKEA dresser. We have our diaper bag hanging by a hook on the right side of the dresser. The animal painting is another of my grandmother’s! The little bin matches the floor one from Etsy.

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The changing pad is an Amazon best-seller by LA Designs with a Carousel Designs cover. It’s all mounted to the wall and secured to the dresser top for safety. I have a waterproof pad that I’m going to lay on top for protection when it’s actually time to change a diaper!

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Inside the dresser we’re all nested with cloth and newborn diapers

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Cloth wipes all washed and ready to do when the time is right

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Drawer #2 is filled with onesies – small (newborn), medium (0-3) and large (3-6) sizes! Sleep sacks on the right.

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And our bottom drawer is filled with more clothes – sleepers, outfits, shoes, hats, pants! All <6 months size.

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The big boy clothes are waiting in the closet!

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Along with IKEA drawers filled with useful things like burp cloths, bibs, towels, blankets and crib sheets and baby toiletries on top in a yellow box my grandmother gave me and I painted.

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And some hanging shelves with things like baby carriers, extra blankets, nursing covers, waterproof pads.

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And last but not least, a nice hook for the diaper bag!!

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For More Info…

Furniture

Twin Bed is from Pier 1 in 2006

Duvet cover and bed skirt by Pottery Barn

Yellow + grey leaf sheets are from Target

Chevron Blanket is Carousel Designs

Dresser + Nightstand are IKEA Hemnes

Modern Baxton Studio Letterio White Cradle Rocker from Amazon

Wall-mounted book shelves are IKEA Ribba

Crib is Baby Mod Modena by Walmart

Naturepedic Organic Baby Crib Mattress and Organic Mattress Pad from Babies R Us

Little painted chair was done by my grandmother

Rug by Urban Outfitters with this pad underneath

Fan was painted white by me!

Closet Shelves are IKEA Brimnes

Baby Items

Rock n Play Sleeper

Changing pad by L.A. Baby

Changing pad cover by Carousel Designs

Crib skirt handmade by a girlfriend

Boppy Cover by kidzcraft

Wipe holder from Amazon

Sleepy sheep from Amazon (was a hand-me-down)

Blue dot blanket handmade by a friend

Diaper bag Duo by Skip Hop

Wet bag for diapers from Amazon

Sound machine from Amazon

Décor

Yellow bed pillow is from glamdesign

Bunting flags from timamagee

Chevron cloth bins by NikJDesigns

Bike pillow in chair from birdmafia

All artwork made by my grandmother and husband!

Grey shade lamp is Pier 1

Zig Zag lamp is from Target

Yellow basket was a gift from a friend

Curtains from Bed, Bath and Beyond

Teal and grey chevron bins from IKEA

 

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{ 93 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Christine August 30, 2012 at 8:12 am

Really pretty and so coordinated! All it needs now is your wonderful new addition!

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2 Lisa August 30, 2012 at 8:12 am

Looks fabulous!

Also, not sure if you’re aware there are LOTS of reviews on the rocknplay sleeper causing babies to have flat heads. You may want to find an alternative spot for him to sleep.

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3 KERF August 30, 2012 at 8:16 am

Aware and have been told so long as he gets lots of other places to nap and tummy time daily that diversity is what’s most important

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4 KERF August 30, 2012 at 8:17 am

But thanks for the warning

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5 Paige August 30, 2012 at 9:59 am

My baby had a flat head for the first 6 months. It popped back to normal one he was sitting up. So don’t be startled if tummy time does not make it go away right away – with time, it will! My 10-month-old has a normal, adorable head. :)

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6 Nicole August 30, 2012 at 8:59 am

Honestly, I think the whole flat head thing has to do more with the fact that our culture tends to be constantly putting our babies IN things instead of carrying/holding them. I call this phenomenon “container parenting” or “plastic parenting”. Just look at all the “things” people buy to put their babies in: constant carrying in car seats, pack and plays, bouncy seats, swings, bassinets, strollers etc… Not to say these things are all bad, just that I think parents rely on them too much to “hold” their babies. I carried my three boys in slings most of the time and never let them sleep in their car seats (they’re called car seats for a reason…leave them in the car ;) We also co-slept so my babies were not laying flat in a crib a lot. None of my three boys had any issue with “flat head” syndrome so I have to think it has to do with the fact that I wasn’t constantly putting them IN something where they are laying flat.

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7 KERF August 30, 2012 at 9:07 am

I tend to agree with you. Because “it takes a village to raise a child” women used to have a lot more hands around to hold their babies if they needed their own hands or a break (or they were all sling!) But since women are often home alone now, they have to rely on seats for help. It’s a tough situation we’re in! I hope to do lots of baby wearing but I hope he likes it!

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8 Nicole August 30, 2012 at 9:30 am

I haven’t met a newborn yet who doesn’t LOVE the Moby! Newborns will like anything that reminds them of being in the womb and the Moby does the best job of that of any sling I have tried in the past 15 years. I think the problem comes when moms don’t use or try a sling until the baby is a few months old and by then they aren’t used to it. Over the past few weeks, I have demonstrated the Moby to 3 brand new moms and all three wanted to kiss me they were so happy LOL Mostly happy to have their arms/hands back and be able to do things while they held their baby but also because their babies loved it so much and it calmed them instantly. One of the moms had (and I’m not kidding you!) 5 different bouncy seats/hammock seats that she said she was trying because her little boy just would not stop fussing and crying (he was 2 weeks old). Luckily I had my Moby in my car that I use for demonstrating so I ran out and grabbed it and put it on and showed her how to use it. He fell asleep the second I put him in it and then I had her try it. About 3 hours later I got a text from her saying he was STILL sleeping and she was so very happy :) A few days later she sent me a pic of her very “manly” husband wearing Cooper in it with a huge smile on his face–it was priceless!

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9 KERF August 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

Oh good :) I have the Boba, which I believe is just like the Moby. I tried it on for practice and it was fun to wear!

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10 Nicole August 30, 2012 at 10:15 am

Yep, the Boba wrap (used to be known as the Sleepy Wrap) and the Moby are basically the same thing–a very long piece of fabric that can be wrapped around mom or dad and hold the baby :) They can be intimidating at first because of their sheer size and length but I haven’t met a momma yet who didn’t have it down pat after 2-3 tries. Glad you’ve already practiced instead of waiting until you are sleep deprived with a crying baby ;)

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11 robin August 30, 2012 at 6:09 pm

good point, I call those seats baby recliners. I see parents hauling year old babies in those things. I always wonder why parents cant just hold them. I work in a hospital and here comes mom and dad in for a blood test with this 7 pound lttle person in this big old seat. We held our babies and there was no such talk of flat heads. Plus we spead blankets on the floors and allowed them to play and flip over . Didnt need all this stuff everyone has now days.

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12 Jaymi August 30, 2012 at 10:45 am

I’ve used the RNP for two kids now and, gasp, no flat heads in our house.

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13 Lisa August 30, 2012 at 8:15 am

I should add its actually been recalled here in Canada and no longer “allowed” to be considered a “sleeper”
Rather, just a chair for occasional lounging

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14 KERF August 30, 2012 at 8:18 am

Really? If there is talk of a recall here that would change my tune a little. I’ve just heard the number a small percentage and it was babies who were in it all day and night.

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15 Alexandra August 30, 2012 at 9:00 am

Hi Lisa,

I’m a Canadian and bought a Rock and Play Sleeper. Can you please send me a link to information about the recall? I won’t use it if this is the case. Thanks!

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16 Ellie August 31, 2012 at 6:58 am

I’m not surprised — when I looked at it, I was suprised that Kath was going to let the baby sleep in it all night because it doesn’t look like a “sleeper” at all! It definitely looks like one of those little seats where people put their babies for a few minutes at a time, but not for hours on end.

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17 Lisa August 30, 2012 at 8:24 am

The product itself is still sold. They just recalled the name “sleeper” and it’s now just a chair.

You can always just use it and monitor his head ( which your DR will do anyways).

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18 KERF August 30, 2012 at 8:28 am

I’m reading more now and it seems that the head stuff is 1) either congenital or 2) from not switching their head sides at night regardless of sleeper or 3) because babies spend so much time in car seat, swing, bounced, etc. In general.

We’re only planning to use ours at night, and I’ll keep an extra close watch. Maybe the crib switch will happen faster since ill be in that room sleeping close anyway.

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19 KERF August 30, 2012 at 8:31 am

And one last thing… I’m not trying to be so defensive about a product, but it was a gift and I hate not to use it just a little. Don’t want my friend to feel bad!

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20 Danielle August 30, 2012 at 10:07 am

We have a bassinet that we are planning on using next to our bed but I got the rock and play as a gift also. I thought it would be good to have because I had heard from many friends that their babies needed the incline because of reflux. I figured it would be good to have it just in case. LIke you, I don’t plan to have her in there all the time, just at night if we need it. I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Like you said, you are planning on doing a lot of baby wearing and tummy time, your dr will monitor the baby’s head, and you will be on close watch. I think he will be fine!

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21 Anna August 30, 2012 at 10:18 am

My understanding was that babies should sleep flat, and without the “fluff” around them. Our (Australian) guidelines for safe sleep are here if you are interested:
http://www.sidsandkids.org/wp-content/uploads/LongB2012LR.pdf

I’d agree with the others – a great “seat” for using in your living area, or to take with you when you go visiting, but there is no way I’d use it as somewhere to sleep overnight! And no offence to your friend either – I think it looks like a really useful, portable baby gadget :)

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22 Hope August 30, 2012 at 10:51 am

We used the rock n play only at night and my son got a flat spot. We did lots of tummy time and he was held a lot so it wasn’t that. What I did though was put a blanket in between the hard backing and the fabric. It softened it up a bit and the baby couldn’t get to the blanket. It’s a great product it’s just too hard.

Also, the nursery looks great! The bed will be a great place for diaper changes, too.

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23 liz August 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

i would see how your little one sleeps in the rnp. mine ONLY put his head toward the left, would never face right. and now he has a flat spot. we are hoping it goes away on its own but i feel guilty all the time for keeping him in the rock n play. if you notice the same issue i would get him out asap. the nursery is ADORABLE! well done

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24 Rachelle August 30, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I just got the rockN’play for my now (gasp) 12 week old b/c of reflux issues. I really love it b/c 1) it is easy to transport all around the house & great for a quick set down, 2) it rocks at tip of a finger (baby girl here HAS to be moving to fall asleep, sigh), 3) it solves a reflux issue for me. There just aren’t a lot of “safe” options out there for making sure a refluxer is “upright” or at an incline as much as possible during sleep. From what I’ve seen, this is the best one out there (nap nanny & wedges have either been recalled or had poor reviews), and I figure it is better than letting her sleep in my arms propped up on a blanket (that is the only other way she would sleep). However, let me say, there is no way I let her go in there unless she is buckled in (which is a pain b/c only swaddle blankets w/ the holes in them can be used with the buckles).
I’ve seen much better reports about the “snugabunny” rockN’ plays being better for their heads. We just ensure she spends as much time as possible not laying on her head (in the sling, tummy time, ect).

Your nursery is adorable by the way! And I keep stalking you to see if you are in labor :-D My first baby was a September baby… so I remember this time well. GL!!!!

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25 carla August 30, 2012 at 8:30 am

Looks fun! I guess I would just have baby sleep in the crib mostly because I wouldn’t want to transition him out of something else, if that something else was a bassinet (or other flat surface) it wouldn’t be a big deal, but if the baby would sleep in the crib, that’s what I’d do. If you need the rock n play thing to have baby upright more (for reflux or something) then do it, otherwise I think you are better off putting them in the crib for that long period of nighttime sleep!

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26 KERF August 30, 2012 at 8:33 am

I would love to do that… Just don’t know what to expect yet!

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27 Kylene August 30, 2012 at 8:43 am

Love the nursery! With my first child, I assumed we would just use the crib that first night home. He hated it!! I ended up using a bassinet by the bed, and there were lots of nights he slept in the small travel swing because that was what worked and I was exhausted!! I think you just do what works for you. :) After several months in our room, he transitioned to the crib just fine.

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28 Nicole August 30, 2012 at 9:03 am

My first son was fine sleeping in his crib from about 4 months on (before that he was in our room or in our bed co-sleeping). BUT…my other two wanted nothing to do with being in a crib and slept much better next to or near me. You just never know what your baby’s personality and needs will be and while one might be fine with crib sleeping, some may not. That’s why I think it’s important to follow your baby’s lead and not anyone else’s. Babies act purely out of instinct and survival so they will never steer you wrong if you just listen to them ;)

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29 robin August 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm

For baby number two we did the crib from the start worked out perfectly. With our first one oh Lord we did everything wrong. Live and learn. Like soothing her to sleep stories you name it the kid was four years old and what a pain it became to have to coax her to sleep. Well along came the next one and bless his heart we were like ok heres your bed baby, fed him changed him and all was good.

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30 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 30, 2012 at 8:30 am

your nursery is bright and cheery, exactly how I think a little baby’s room should be – full of light and life and brightness :) Beautiful job, Kath!

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31 ashlynn August 30, 2012 at 8:42 am

What does that quilt in the second to last picture look like unfolded? I’m just curious. I make quilts and I’m always interested in new patterns. :)

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32 KERF August 30, 2012 at 9:16 am

It’s a handmade peeps quilt! You can see it unfolded in this post: http://www.katheats.com/elephants-elegance

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33 ashlynn August 30, 2012 at 11:27 am

love it!

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34 Reghan August 30, 2012 at 8:43 am

looks amazing! it’s so much fun to actually put it to use after months of nesting :) My baby is 2 weeks old and still in newborn clothes, I can’t wait to dress him in more of the fun otfits!! (I bought minimal newborn stuff)

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35 Emily M. August 30, 2012 at 8:45 am

Our little man loves the rock and play and seems ok in it. Our Ped. did encourage us to switch him over to the crib at around 2 months. I also wear him in a sling when we are out vs. keep him in the car-seat and he also naps in the swing as well as on me and just uses it at night. I think as long as you switch it up which it seems like you are planning to do, he will be fine!

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36 Amy August 30, 2012 at 8:52 am

It amazes me how organized you are!! I never really got hit with the nesting thing and I paid the price once Ryan was born.
Love the simplicity of the nursery – Great color scheme and looks like a happy place to be. I also read somewhere that newborns can see black and white the best so I’m sure he will be fixated on that boppy cover for awhile – haha! :)

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37 Amee August 30, 2012 at 8:53 am

We used the Rock n play for a while and as long as he gets tummy time/naps other places during the day, you will be fine. Also great move for you to move into the nursery vs. the other way around – you will thank yourself when you transfer the babe to the crib and he sleeps well. :) Lovely nursery – it’s so functional and looks amazing!!

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38 Stef August 30, 2012 at 8:55 am

I LOVE the nursery!! And my only piece of advice? – You do what is best for your family. Use your intuition! You will be a great mama.

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39 Molly @ RDexposed August 30, 2012 at 8:56 am

Uh, as I was reading this post, Today Show announced a story of a pregnant woman’s due date is today-with her GRANDCHILD! <–So much to think about this.

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40 KERF August 30, 2012 at 9:08 am

Wait I don’t follow!

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41 Molly @ RDExposed August 30, 2012 at 9:15 am

A mom is the surrogate of her daughter’s baby.

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42 KERF August 30, 2012 at 9:15 am

Ahhhhhh….wow!!!!

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43 Jennifer August 30, 2012 at 8:56 am

Beautiful! Everything goes together perfectly! It looks like such a happy room. :)

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44 Lindsay McAlester August 30, 2012 at 9:02 am

My daughter, now almost 6, slept in a co-sleeper, bassinet, vibrating chair and in bed with us. I also am a fan of the tummy sleeping and baby burritos. :) Mine slept better that way. Anyhow, you will find many ways or one way to please your baby. Just know that your intuation is key. :) I am praying for you/baby/family and good luck!

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45 Susan August 30, 2012 at 11:44 am

Yes! My babies have slept in lots of different things and have been held in lots of different wraps, slings, etc. It IS about common sense and being aware! This will be absolutely wonderful, Kath.

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46 JessicaE August 30, 2012 at 9:24 am

Love the snack drawer! I’m EBF on demand and it makes me so hungry. And often I don’t have time to grab a snack and I’m “stuck”. :) I think you lose weight BF not just from the extra calorie burn but because you don’t have time to eat ! <3

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47 Emily E. August 30, 2012 at 9:26 am

Just curious, if you are planning on sleeping in the nursery, are you planning on handling all the nighttime wakeups on your own? We liked having the baby in our room because dad could be more involved. I would usually nurse, then my husband would handle the diaper/clothes change afterwards. It definitely made us feel like more of a team. Just wondering how that would work if one of us had been sleeping in a different room.

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48 KERF August 30, 2012 at 9:28 am

I’m planning to handle them myself eventually. He goes to work everyday, I am able to nap. And there are 1,000 other ways he can be an involved dad. But in the early weeks, when I think I will definitely need more help, I’m not quite sure yet what we’ll do.

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49 Anna August 30, 2012 at 10:28 am

I totally agree with you that there are thousands of other ways for Matt to be involved (refer to my other comment re breast pumps!) – night feeds really aren’t too bad – it’s the times when your baby doesn’t need feeding, but refuses to settle that are difficult!

Don’t forget to nurture YOUR relationship with Matt though! Emotions can play havoc on a new mom (and dad), and the closeness of sleeping (actual sleeping!) with your partner is something I consider to be very important. My advice is not to allow sleeping apart to form a wedge between the two of you. It might not sound like a big deal now, but if you can try to get your baby into good sleeping habits early, you’ll be doing yourself (and Matt) a huge favour! I’d encourage you to stay in your own bed, and just relocate for night time feeds and awake periods as necessary.

I breastfed all of my kids until they were 2, had them sleep in my room (bassinet or similar) for the first 6-8 months (then had them in their cribs and sleeping through the night by 12 months), and spent most days baby-wearing until they could sit/crawl/walk by themselves. I’m not a complete hippy-earth-mother, but I certainly took on board a lot of attachment parenting philosophies. Find the balance that works for you!

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50 Julia August 30, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I, too, would encourage staying in your own bed as much as possible. I had pretty strong post-partum blues (probably PPD, but not diagnosed…); I think much of it stemmed from the fact that I felt like my husband and I would never feel like “us” again. I spent several weeks sleeping in a separate room with the baby and handling all of the night feedings, even though we were using a bottle. That, coupled with raging hormones, was exhausting and so very isolating. Even with the baby in my arms, I felt so alone. I noticed a huge shift when we moved the little one to his crib in his nursery and I returned to the comfort of sleeping with my husband. Even though you are asleep, that time is precious.

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51 KERF August 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Every couple is different. Ill cross that bridge if we get there.

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52 Susan August 30, 2012 at 2:55 pm

EXACTLY, Kath. … and every post-partum experience is different. Changes can always be made, if needed.
I slept in bed with our first and in the living room with our second (I had a tough c-section recovery and couldn’t lay flat). It doesn’t last forever … I just do whatever I can to get the most sleep at first. :)

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53 Kathi August 30, 2012 at 9:33 am

The nursery is beautiful! I still vividly remember being in labor with our first, getting ready to leave for the hospital and going back to her room one last time to look around. That feeling is so strange to know that the next time you step foot in it you will have baby in your arms. I also remember that first night home and she cried out in the middle of the night, our rooms were right next to each other and she was in her crib. I got up out of my bed and as I headed to hers I thought here we go………..for the rest of my life…………lol!!! It is a wonderful and very full feeling!! You will be an awesome mom. :)

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54 KERF August 30, 2012 at 9:36 am

Awww love the story!

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55 Cassie D. August 30, 2012 at 9:41 am

I love your organization! Everything looks so neat, and perfectly ready for baby. Thanks for sharing with us.

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56 Neelie August 30, 2012 at 9:57 am

Beautiful room! No diaper pail? What do you plan to do with the soiled diapers?

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57 KERF August 30, 2012 at 10:03 am

The wet bag is hanging on the right side of the dresser

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58 Megan August 30, 2012 at 9:58 am

I know it’s been touched on, but about the sleeper thing – my husband and I live with my parents, and so we have the crib in our room with us. I’ve put Molly in the crib since she was born, and she’s always been a mover. Looking back now, it would have been hard to keep her in one position while she’s sleeping. Of course, the first week or so there was a lot of sleeping with her on my chest while in the recliner, but maybe you could try to put the baby in the crib during the night, and only use the sleeper for nap times or something since you’d like to use it at some point. Just my 2 cents from my experience.

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59 Jenny August 30, 2012 at 10:26 am

Hey, just FYI, the link to the duvet cover and bed skirt by Pottery Barn goes to the IKEA closet shelving.

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60 KERF August 30, 2012 at 11:06 am

Fixed it – thanks!

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61 Karla August 30, 2012 at 10:41 am

Great room! I’m also getting ready for my first (I’m a few weeks behind you) and I had a couple questions… Will you use a separate hamper for baby clothes? Also, can you share what toiletries you got ahead of time to prepare?

Thanks Kath. :)

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62 KERF August 30, 2012 at 11:03 am

I have a canvas bin that i’ll use for dirty clothes. And I have the California Baby Wash, butt paste (for pre-cloth diapers), Aquaphor (recommended by ped) and Lavanilla baby wash

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63 Karla August 30, 2012 at 11:13 am

Even though you will retire from babykerf.com after your little guy comes, will you pretty please do a couple updates for us on afterthoughts/reflections?

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64 KERF August 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

Yes, I will be posing here, just not very many word posts. Ill do a few though, including birth story

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65 Stacy K. August 30, 2012 at 11:14 am

I love his nursery. After having my first baby shower we are just starting to get things organized in the nursery.

Where did you get the organizing boxes in the dresser drawers? I’ve been looking for some that are decent quality and don’t cost a fortune.

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66 KERF August 30, 2012 at 11:39 am

Ikea… they are cheap there. But maybe Bed, Bath and Beyond would have similar ones?

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67 Stacy K. August 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm

oh awesome! We’ll be at Ikea this weekend buying baby boy a storage shelf so I’ll keep an eye out for them.

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68 KERF August 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Get more than you think you need!! I wish I had more

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69 Stephanie Hobbs August 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

You have done such an amazing job on the nursery! It’s so light and cheerful and perfect! You’ve thought of everything!! :)

I remember when Pepper’s nursery looked all pristine and organized. Now that’s almost 2, it’s constantly cluttered with toys and dress-up clothes she wants to try out! :)

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70 Bonnie August 30, 2012 at 11:25 am

I loved that rug so much in your pictures that we purchased it, too! We absolutely love how it looks in our room but did yours have a funky chemical smell to it? Wondering if it just needs to air out more? We’ve had it for a few months already, though.

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71 KERF August 30, 2012 at 11:38 am

I didn’t notice one

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72 Diane August 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm

What a beautiful and wonderfully organized nursery! I just stumbled back onto your website after being a loyal reader a few years ago and what wonderful news that you are expecting a baby! We are expecting our 4th this fall and I would love to re-do the nursery and eliminate so many extra toys, clothes, equipment, etc. that we have accumulated throughout the years. When I look back at the photos of our oldest’s nursery, it is simple and so well-organized. I miss that! :))) Enjoy your first child…and the newness of it all! I’m not sure about Virginia, but here in Maryland, the school age cut-off is Sept. 1 so I would totally prefer a September baby vs. August (so that they’re the oldest in the class, sports, etc.). My daughter was born Aug. 26th even though she was not expected until Sept. Oh well! Of course, I might be opening a whole new discussion…

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73 Taryn August 30, 2012 at 12:53 pm

It is so amazing to me how much you’ve done to get prepared. As someone who doesn’t have any kids yet, it’s really astonishing to me how much there is to do. Seems like you’ve got every single last detail worked out!

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74 Brie August 30, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Love it! It’s so funny–we have a lot of the same stuff, right down to the chevron changing pad cover (different colors, but still). I can’t wait to post our nursery tour–hopefully very soon!

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75 Lindsay @ Fuel My Family August 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm

If you are going to sleeping in that room anyway you might as well start him off in the crib so he doesnt have to transition. I;ve heard its kind of hard to “break” a baby of the rock and play sleeper. Its too easy (in the short run) jsut to lean over and rock them back to sleep in the middle of the night and then they rely on that to sleep and don’t learn to do it on their own. (just my 2 cents, i the rock n play sleeper works for you, then tahts great!)

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76 Angel7 August 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I love how bright & cheerful the baby’s room is! He should always wake up with a smile :)

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77 Elaine August 30, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Looks fantastic! Now it just needs a sweet baby boy!

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78 Ashley M. [at] (never home)maker August 30, 2012 at 9:12 pm

LOVE, Kath. Love. It turned out really great and it’s such a fun, yet peaceful room. And PS: Those Rock ‘N Play sleepers — all my friends use them and say they’re great. The thing is, there are recalls and all kinds of stuff on EVERYTHING at some point. It’s insane. The bumbo even just had a recall, but Ada survived using hers. Hah. Just go with what you feel comfortable with. Seriously.

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79 Suz August 30, 2012 at 11:58 pm

I noticed you have “The Runaway Bunny”, it is one of our favorites, also a must haves are “Goodnight Moon”, and “I’ll love you forever”. Our little guy loves them!

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80 Leila @ Spinach and Skittles August 31, 2012 at 12:49 am

I love how it all turned out! I almost bought those target sheets to cut up and use for crib bedding, haha. I wish they had them in queen size. Where are your drawer organizers from? My cloth diapers are taking up 2.5 of my drawers and I think if I had organizers I’d actually be able to use drawers for clothes :)

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81 KERF August 31, 2012 at 7:27 am

They are Ikea and I wish I had bought more!

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82 vidya August 31, 2012 at 4:11 am

Very beautiful, organised, practical nursery Kath! The colors are very soothing and pleasant. Good job as always :-)

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83 Sandra August 31, 2012 at 5:14 am

Well said Ashley!!! The room looks gorgeous Kath, you are quite the homemaker and I’m sure the little guy will grow to love it. It’s the 31st here in Australia so “officially” you should of had him today. Will check things out over the weekend, good luck.

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84 Astrid August 31, 2012 at 7:20 am

Absolutely love the paintings and lovely motives! Clear and simple but so colorful! Especially Matt’s blue bike painting- since months I ‘ve been thinking about some special wall decoration. Now I already have two canvas ready :)
Take care!

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85 Valerie August 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm

What an awesome post! I love the nursery. I’m currently 14 weeks pregnant, and this very organized nursery will definitely be used for inspiration! You definitely have to let us know how the cloth diapers work out. I’ve decided to try them out as well.

So excited to meet your baby soon!

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86 Ash September 1, 2012 at 12:26 am

I know this is totally off topic – but I love your nightstand clock! I’ve honestly been looking for months for a classic modern clock. Sad, I know. Please tell me where you got it!

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87 KERF September 1, 2012 at 4:47 am

It’s a Sony Dream Machine that I’ve had for about 10 years… Or more! No idea where I bought it though.. Target? It’s a good alarm!

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88 Amelia September 1, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Absolutely beautiful. Love how bright this room is! I feel like pinning all these photos onto Pinterest – so lovely!

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89 carri z. September 3, 2012 at 4:09 am

awww….all so GORGEOUS
and filled with so much heart
and LOVE!
lucky boyeee…; )

ps. how did you secure
the changing pad to the dresser?

we just picked up the
same dresser and are trying to
figure…

x

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90 KERF September 3, 2012 at 7:51 am

Screws drilled into the back. It also had tabs to secure it

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91 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 4, 2012 at 10:52 am

What an adorable and absolutely beautiful nursery! :)

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92 Bethany January 3, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Hey ! I was wondering if you know the dimensions of your room :) I am trying to plan a nursery, and I want to include a single bed in it, but I am trying to imagine how it will all fit in my space. From the photos it seems like everything flows quite nicely in your nursery!

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93 KERF January 4, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I don’t know exactly but it’s about a twin bed and a half long sqaure

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