And if you've been following along on this challenge (or noticed my instagram feed to the right), you might have also guessed this happened:
Yup, Theodore Raiden decided to join us on May 1st, when I was just a day short of 36 weeks. Good thing we transitioned William into his big boy bed literally a week before, when the wallpaper was up, but the finishing touches were not quite there. Lots of big changes in a very short time period for this little big brother, but I am happy to report he has taken it all in stride. I'm really regretting not doing a baby birthday pool sooner.
But enough about babies, onto the big boy room!
|Yes, that is a pillow with a picture of Tom and I getting ready to sky dive. Seems fitting in the room.|
William really digs his airplane bed. We picked it out without any input from him, so we are glad he likes it. He did fall/roll out of it pretty much every night for the first week, but since then he has been staying in it at night. Luckily, we found a really plush shag rug (my nod to the original decor) that softens the fall, so we didn't even know he was falling out until we would check the monitor and realize we couldn't see him. I've slowly been taking the extra pillows that were stacked around the bed away as he seems more and more comfortable. His instinct is to go straight to the corner when we say its time to get into bed, which is why there are still a few blankets and pillows to the left, but he eventually crawls into bed as we sing songs or read.
I especially like the toy box on the front of the bed. We added two hinges so the top doesn't have to come all the way off. There isn't room for much else in here, so it's nice to have a place to toss the handful of toys that get dragged up here in the course of the day. We are still lacking in book storage - I'm on the search for a small magazine rack or basket.
The rocket canopy was not my idea. (Something like this was actually my original idea for the corner, but, you know, time and energy.) I still think the store bought version is a little too big for the room, but, I was outnumbered by Dad and William 2:1 (I should get use to this feeling I guess). We hung it from a stud, so its a few inches farther from the corner than I would have liked in an effort to minimize how huge it looks, but it is damn cute, and best of all, *hopefully* safe in case a kid decides to try to climb it or something.
We weren't planning on bringing the glider from the nursery into this room. And it wasn't in here the first week. However, while we were in the hospital, the grandparents were really having trouble getting William to bed, and suggested we move it back in. Sitting in this glider and reading before bed is a huge part of his bedtime routine, and it seemed like there were enough changes going on and we could concede on this small aspect to make his bedtime smoother. It has already made a world of difference. The baby is in the crib in our room for the next 8 - 10 weeks or so, so nothing is in the nursery right now. Hopefully we will be able to move it back when Theodore gets transitioned into his room.
I'm still looking for just the right diaper organizers for the closet. The pocket hanger we bought from Amazon is a touch too small. We have made good use out of a few simple hooks for clothes, hats, and the wet diaper bag for now though. The clip on light has really helped with making diaper changes more efficient as well. It helps when you can see what you are trying to clean. Go figure.
The shelving between the windows were borrowed from other rooms in the house, so they are legit vintage brass brackets. The wood tones match the hand-me-down dressers perfectly. The olive green blackout curtains are velvet and match the rug which was a completely happy accident. I wish they were a little bit longer (I cringe at too-short curtains) but they only came in one size. Eventually I have great plans add a strip of fabric (I'm thinking something black and white with a small pattern) to the bottom so they look longer. For now, I'm telling myself it's a good thing the heavy fabric ends right at the radiators, so the heat isn't completely trapped behind the curtains this coming winter.
Airplane Bed Rocket Canopy Glider Rug Curtains Owl Hamper Seek Adventure Frame
I'm so glad I participated in the One Room Challenge. Thanks to Calling it Home for hosting this great event once again!
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