Monday, June 13, 2011

Nursery Reveal....better late than never!

Here was our starting point: tan walls and bare room

When we had everyone over for Christmas we had our family write prayers to Carys on the wall before we painted.

Mr. A writing his prayer:

me writing my book uh I mean prayer :)

Carys' sign on her door, I bought the C from Hobby Lobby and painted it and added the chipboard letters for her name and the ribbon hanger:

View when you look in the door:

Her crib and wall quotes her bedding is blossoms by Migi

quotes above her crib are from the song "The Words I Would Say" by Sidewalk Prophets and the cross is from my bestie :) the quote on the right says "be strong in the Lord and never give up hope" and the one on the left says "you're gonna do great things I already know" I heard the song a lot when I was pregnant and I would envision myself singing the words to her and I actually do sing the song to her now.

close up of the cherry blossom tree decal 

her bow holder that's already full 

This armoire was in her daddy's nursery and we repainted it and added new hardware for hers:

All the art work in her nursery was painted by a very dear friend these are on one side of her window

For her curtains I wanted something that would go with her bedding but I couldn't find anything so I took apart the crib bumper since it's a no no to use them and I sewed the fabric onto the curtain panels and presto custom drapes to match her crib set.

lanterns above her changing table these things are very helpful when changing her cause she just stares at them :)

More custom artwork above the changing table.

changing table

cute little owl on one side of the window:

close up of the art work above the armoire and one of her cutie newborn shots the silver dish is holding pacifiers.

my glider that was a gift from my wonderful in laws :)

view in her closet we added the curtain for a closet door to soften her space thank you Young House Love for the idea :)

her closet is the biggest one in the house so we painted it petal pink and added tons of storage including the glimpse of that little towel bar for her cute little hooded bath towels :)

So there you have it our baby girl's nursery finally complete and just in time she started sleeping in there a week ago. I hope you enjoyed my nursery tour I am really proud of this space it was my labor of love from painting the trim glossy white, to the bright green walls and soft pink closet and all the little details. Now on to the next room my craft space!

Later Alligators....

Mrs. A

Monday, June 6, 2011

stay at home mommyhood

So I've now been at home with my baby for a few weeks. Life as I know it has definitely changed my boss is no longer an adult but a sweet 3.5 month old. No she's not really my boss but sometimes I feel like since we feed on demand around here. My first fews days at home were completely surreal and I wasn't sure what to do with myself, but by the end of the week I was starting to get the hang of it. I learned that I'm probably not going to be tackling a whole lot of big projects for a while but I can do small things  while Carys naps, I've also learned that I need a mom's group or some form of adult communication during the day at least twice a week. I've learned that netflix is my BFF for something to watch while nursing, and I've learned that I'm not super mom. My house isn't spotless, dinner isn't always on the table when Mr. A gets home, and some days I don't get out of my PJ's until way too late in the day. I've also learned that this is all ok. I'm only human and learning my new role is taking some time but it's a great learning experience and I'm really enjoying spending my days with Carys.

I'm a worrier by nature and I tend to beat myself up if things don't go exactly as planned. I did it when my birth plan went down the drain after learning I had to be induced because my amniotic fluid level was at a dangerous low. I also did it when breastfeeding didn't go as smoothly as I would've liked at first. So I'm sure you can guess that I did it when my first few days home I didn't get my house clean, heck I didn't even get the laundry caught up. I am constantly having to remind myself that I'm only human and I can't do it all.