M’s nursery was a labor of love involving a lot of people. My mom made his bedding set and window treatments; my sister made his name sign; my mother-in-law bulked up his woodland stuffed animal collection; B insisted that I have a rocker; and many artists on Etsy did prints, decals, and the mobile for his room. We did not want to go with a commercial theme or anything popular, and we wanted it to be gender neutral so that every child would use the same nursery. It all started with a quilt and growth chart from Red Envelope that centered around woodland animals that I’d bought a year or so before we even started trying to get pregnant. The finishing touches were the newborn photos taken by White Linen Photography. We’ve had the photos framed for a long time, but they’ve moved from space to space until we could get them properly hung.
I’m so happy with how it all turned out!
Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do.
I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!
March 5, 2012 at 8:33 pm
Love the slideshow for the nursury!! What a great idea!
March 10, 2012 at 9:45 am
What a beautiful nursery! We have the same crib! 🙂
March 19, 2012 at 8:23 pm
Oh your Mum made the bedding! It’s adorable! The set that goes with the hamper is what I had my eye on. I LOVE the name sign. And the tree is my favourite – we had to have one too!
March 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm
My sister made the name sign and sells them on Etsy – she’s very talented! Wall decals are the best – so easy! It did take me FOREVER to settle on one though – too many options! I’m not surprised you have one too 😉 I want to see pictures of HGB’s room now!
March 20, 2012 at 8:08 am
Heh. That means I have to clean it (it’s also BJB’s office). Keep dreaming!
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