This baby boy is coming soon (we hope!) so I thought I'd upload a few pictures of the room we plan to bring him home to.
The room is decorated based on the popular children's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I have loved this book, and its author, since I was a child. Nasko has also developed a love of this book; he likes to quote, "He was STILL hungry!"
Here's a virtual tour of the nursery (you are all invited over to see it in real-life, if you want. Ok, not YOU, creepy internet stalkers...):
Come on in!
This shelf already has quite a few toys! Many of my toys that were previously used for work have been reorganized and moved into the nursery. (Another perk of quitting my job, I suppose!)
This rocking chair is also a family heirloom. It originally belonged to my great-grandma Graham. It is possible that it was used to rock my grandmother as a child. When I was a baby, it was used by my mom and dad to rock me to sleep. Chance and I are excited to rock our baby to sleep in it as well!
The stuffed bear on the rocking chair is Chance and I's gift to our baby boy. You may remember that I stressed out over buying Nasko a stuffed GUND bear when he came home last year. Nasko has played with his bear, Philbin, and grown somewhat attached to it. We're planning to buy a GUND bear for each of our children – whether they join our family through biological means or through adoption.
This bear came from the GUND company with the name of Dijon, but because of my knowledge of speech development (the "J" sound is difficult for small children/delayed children to produce) we renamed him Dion! So world, meet Dion!
The final wall has the closet and dresser/changing table. The Reverend refinished this dresser and mirror about five years ago. The dresser was originally used in a dorm room at Blackburn College. Chance had to piece together two matching dressers to finish it. Nasko has one in his room as well.
This wall also has this cool thing... A bean bag filled with our stuffed animals! Pretty excited about this storage solution. I'm sure it'll thrill our baby too. He's bound to inherit Chance and I's OCD tendencies, right?
Here's a peek into the dresser drawers:
Now that we have our nursery decorated and ready, we fully expect our son to make a dramatically late entrance into this world! He is the Reverend's son, after all! He's bound to be ornery and unpredictable...