**Beware - all photos are taken with an iPhone. Quality is 'iffy'*
When J and I found out we were expecting, I was firmly against finding out the baby's gender. To me, there is nothing more exciting (or motivational) than waiting 40 weeks to find out. It took 20 weeks, but J was soon on board and we were so excited for D-Day. I will NEVER forget the moment that J told me that our baby was a BOY! Tears all around :)
However, it's very difficult to decorate a nursery with too many specific details if you don't know the gender. Should artwork be gender neutral or should we wait so we can pick colors? Is that changing cover too girly or too boyish? Does it matter?
Also, I'm not a big fan of cartoon-ish decor. A baby grows into a toddler and then a 5th grader before you know it! I don't want to redecorate our child's room with every new stage. I wanted a room that was perfect for a growing child - a good base with plenty of flexibility for their own creativity. My neutral base was Gray, White and Navy.
Letters from Michaels
Frames from IKEA
Prints from ZeppiPrints
Mobile from PBK
Chair from Pottery Barn
Rug from Target
Quilt - handmade
Boppy Cover from Designs by Christy
Shelf from Target
Print from Creative Wild Child
Basket - Gift
Changing cover from Target
Also, at this time, we aren't using his crib. Jonathan still sleeps in his pack n'play in our room.
I am still waiting on an order from IKEA. The first shipment was missing half of the items. The second shipment was sent back mid transit due to damage. Third times a charm right?! We have one more print and a bookshelf to complete his room.
My two favorite items in the nursery are the Pottery Barn Glider (seriously SO comfortable) and his changing station. Living in a single story home has a few extra perks - one of them being the convenience of one diaper changing station. His dresser is the perfect height so neither J nor I have to bend down.