Owen's Nursery!

I've wanted to post this for a long time now but really, when is his nursery this clean? Like never. We either have something missing because Owen has massively spit up, clothes that need to be hung back up, blankets and books all over, etc etc. For once, I decided to make darn sure Owen's nursery was clean for even just a few minutes of picture-taking so that I could finally share with you what his room looks like!

Owen's Nursery!

View from the doorway, nothing too special. As you can see, we have some weird slanted walls that come down pretty low behind the crib. I wish it were a tad bit higher so I could do something there - I'm thinking maybe bunting of some sort to liven it up...

Behind the door is the extra stash of diapers, wipes and of course, the keep-the-diaper-nasties-and-smellies to a minimum. Worth every penny.

 Surprisingly, Owen loves this spot (for the most part). Though he has moments of tears and crankiness when we have to change his clothes, Owen loves to get his diaper changed. He smiles and coos like crazy, even in the middle of the night or early morning.

My favorite part of the room is this gallary wall. He LOVES it. I'm not exactly sure why because he probably can't see it laying down...

Sources:  O is for Owen  |  All That Awesome  |  to the moon  |  designs

nothing too exciting here, except an odd smell if we-keep-items-with-spit-up-in-there-for-too-long-and-don't-realize-it-until-it-smells-realllllly-bad...yeah, if I can smell it, it's bad. I don't have the best sense of smell.

Owen has slept in his crib since day 2 or 3 after coming home. He does so darn well going down for naps and bedtime but will wake up after his first sleep cycle and have troubles falling back to sleep. We will either let him try to settle himself (works half the time) or give him his paci and turn on the white noise machine.

One of Owen's favorite activities right now is listening to us read him a book, any book. Most of the time, little man has the cutest smiles on his face. I do believe this was the first time he smiled up at me too. After awhile, he gets super calm, then sleepy and if we read for too long - cranky. This is what we try to do after his more stimulating activities and right before naps and bedtime. This picture shows all the books he has right now - When his library grows, we'll have to come up with a different storage idea. All of his blankets are in the corner too.

 I have plans to have a wall of photos by the rocking chair and nightstand now that we have the newborn photos back. Get excited! I may try my hand at making a DIY canvas print. They are so pretty but soooo darn expensive. Mpix, give me a discount? Please and thank you! Otherwise, if you've ventured in to this DIY craft, let me know if there's any tricks I should know about. I'd also love to do something with some of my favorite instragram pics using Ink361 or minted.

The closet holds lots of Owen's goodies like diapers,clothes, toys, socks, hats, shoes, more blankets, extra crib sheets, changing pad covers and pack&play sheets. And something I haven't quite come to terms with yet - all his newborn-sized clothing. I've stopped dressing him in this size (though some items may still fit) and it feels so weird. My man is getting longer and longer!

As Owen is getting longer and longer, he's also getting stronger and stronger. His legs are always kicking and it looks like he's always doing little baby crunches. Gary is certain that he'll be rolling over in no time. The playmat helps him develop his strength. It doesn't always stay in the closet but it sure makes the room look bigger when it is!

Last but not least, the two items that keep Owen the most comfortable: space heater and humidifier. We unplug both if we are going to be out of the room for any extended period of time, thus the pile of cords underneath the humidifier.

Hope you enjoyed Owen's nursery tour! It's a small room but functional. When we have to put another little body in there (since we only have two bedrooms in this house), we'll do some rearranging, but I know it will work because the old owners did it!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

69ever heard of instaport? You can download your instagram photos as jpegs. I did it and used some in my photo books, but you could use them for your photo projects and save some money…fyi it looks like the instaport site is down right now.

His room looks great!