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The Nursery

It's been a mostly frustrating weekend full of stop-start contractions and false hopes. Twelve minutes apart for hours on Friday night, but no baby. No more regular contractions either after Saturday lunchtime. So now we keep busy...

And because so far you've only seen my initial "idea board" and then just a little taster of the nursery, I thought that a proper post was overdue. I've spent a lot of time in there today, and while there are still some finishing touches needed (such as the second set of curtains), this is pretty much it!

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Can you see the teddy bear pictures on the wall? I fell in love with them at B&Q over the weekend! Rattan chest also from B&Q. The rainforest animal wall art is a Fisher Price Room Make-Over Kit (stickers). Cot and dresser are the Sleigh range from Babies R Us. The armchair is an Ikea one we already had - we'll change as and when we see fit. Curtains, 123 baskets and windowsill pictures are also Ikea. Cot mobile is Mothercare Sunshine Garden. The wall behind the cot is painted in Dulux Soft Truffle, from when I redid the room in 2009.

I am fully aware that Emily will not use this room for several months to begin with (there's a moses basket waiting for her in our bedroom as of today). However, I don't like the thought of - after months of sleeping in our room - suddenly transferring her to a room she barely knows. My idea is to spend some time in the nursery with her whenever I can beforehand, for her to get used to the environment and therefore already be familiar with the room when the time comes for her to move into it. Will it work? Only time will tell. No harm in trying! :)

15 comments:

  1. Aww what an adorable nursery!! I love all the animals & Elmo!!!!! The baby will come soon! Best wishes!!

    Melanie's Randomness

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  2. I absolutely love it! The 1,2,3 boxes are what we are going to get for Cub's room as it goes with the theme we want.
    I am of similar mind when it comes to spending time in the nursery once baby arrives. Will try to nurse in there to get used to the surroundings and of course changing unit is there too.

    So exciting that your little bundle is almost, almost here.
    xxx

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  3. I love it! Especially the teddy bear prints and the art in the window sill. I can't wait for Emily to get here!

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  4. That is absolutely gorgeous!

    Emily is going to be so happy in there! You can see it's been created with lots of love!

    We used to feed, change bath etc my son in his room when he was little, and he would always have tummy time in there. We moved him to his room when he was a year old and he slept very well from the first night.

    Your plan sounds perfect!

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  5. Those windowsill pictures are so cute! Everything fits together beautifully! Emily is going to love it!!

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  6. Was trying to decide what my favourite part is, and I think it's probably the sun on the wall :) And the height giraffe :)

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  7. I think your idea about spending time with her is a great one...maybe take a little nap in there with her. Or read a book while she naps :)

    Love the bear prints!

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  8. Awwww I love it! I'm so impatient for you! I really want to see little Emily now. She's going to love her room :)

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  9. How cute and fun! (she already has books too!)

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  10. Thank you so much for all the positive feedback! I am really loving the room - funny that I wasn't crazy about it to start, but as time went by I grew to love it!

    Miz - of course she has books!!! :D

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  11. I just love the nursery and I know Emily will too!!

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  12. Oh it is so sweet! I think she'll be growing into a smart, happy and healthy little girl in that beautiful environment!

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  13. i know it's weird to be commenting on such an old entry but i was browsing and i can't believe the similarities in our taste - not only do we have the exact same cot, i also put a set of three canvases from B&Q right above it! It's very weird to be seeing 'my' nursery but not :-)

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  14. haha that is fantastic! I'm going to pop over to your blog to see whether you have any nursery pics there, it'd be lovely to see the other version of mine! :D (thanks for commenting!) x

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