This room has probably been the easiest to decorate, and to-date is one of our most finished rooms. When Mitchell was born, we were living in housing on the other side of base in a two-bedroom home, beginning to fill up with our growing family. I was so excited to decorate a nursery for him! But I also wanted a place to welcome our guests, so I decided to keep the guest bed in the nursery as well. Which became a great system for us, because any time we had visitors they had a nice place to stay with a real bed to sleep in, and we set up the Pack-and-Play and had a sleepover with Mitchell in our room. Trying to avoid making the room too babyish for our guests, I found a Noah’s Ark nursery set from Target and fell in love with it. I piled up all my Target gift cards from our baby shower, and excitedly awaited my order. It was so much fun to make a nursery for him, and besides the blue sheets, blue nightstands, and a blue blanket storage ladder, it was completely gender neutral. I loved this sweet nursery so much, I set it up almost identically in Florida. Now that we’re back in North Carolina, I am passing it onto Julia! The light blue accents are now pastel yellow and green, and the Noah’s Ark nursery is officially fit for a little girl! Here’s how it turned out 🙂
I realize once she’s crawling and climbing, the curtains and blinds behind the crib are going to be a bit of an issue, but we’ll worry about that in a few months! This room was so hard to arrange, because standard bedrooms aren’t usually designed for a full-sized bed and a crib, but we made it work. The awkward little half-window didn’t make it any easier…
Maybe it’s my inner-parent trying to justify hand-me-downs, but I think it’s sweet that Mitchell and Julia can share the same nursery, and I hope to pass it on to any future Baby Martin’s too! She’s not sleeping in here yet. I’m waiting for an additional camera for our baby monitor, and then we’ll probably start trying to transition her in a week or so! She’s sleeping through the night most nights. And the rest of the time she goes down at her usual 8:00-9:00pm, wakes up around 3:30 for a bottle, and goes back down until 7:00-8:00am!
These are framed pages from a story book, and I love them so!
I love you quieter than the quietest caterpillar ever creeped.
I love you taller than the tallest giraffe ever grew.
I love you higher than the highest bird ever flew.
I love you further than the furthest frog ever leaped.
This room has a lot of special touches from Great Grandma’s and Grandpa’s! The bed came from Great Grandma and Grandpa Brim’s house, and I remember needing a boost to get up on it when I was a little girl! I always knew I wanted it in my home someday, and they were kind enough to give it to us when we were moving into our first home and the guest room didn’t have any babies living in it!
These prints were a gift from Steve’s Nana Martin, and hung in his nursery as a little boy. Grandma Martin sent them our way when I was pregnant with Mitchell, and I can’t wait to hang them in all of our nurseries!
I am on the hunt for new dresser knobs still. One fell victim to Puppy Loki and another one was lost in our [last] move, so the bottom drawer is in need of a little lovin’.
The closet is still a work in progress. I’m planning to add some bins for hairbows and tiny little socks and such. But woah, baby clothes. I only bought a handful of items I couldn’t resist, and the rest are all gifts from friends & family, and hand-me-downs from friends with little girls! Such a blessing! The laundry basket is filled with pants and skirts that don’t fit in her dresser. And yes, that little pile next to it is the too-small pile. She’s not even six weeks! This can’t be happening yet!
There will be more rooms to come on the blog soon! Big brother’s room is right next door and so close to being done! And I worked hard on that one, let me tell you! Thanks for reading 🙂