The baby’s room is ready, so now we wait!
I love how the baby’s room turned out and cannot wait to spend more time in it once our little one arrives. Since we don’t know if Baby Baxter is a boy or girl, everything is neutral, which (I think) is great because everything can be reused for any successive kids.
(The earthquake bumped the top-right picture, which really bothers me that it isn’t straight in this picture.)
I didn’t have a theme or matchy-matchy color scheme for the room. I basically collected items I liked and tried to tie everything together. The walls are gray–despite how the pictures appear.
If the room had any theme, it would be farm animals. I wanted to recognize my childhood and the family farm I grew up on in Minnesota, so I ordered these Shabby Chic Farm Animal prints from Etsy.
I had a really difficult time finding a glider in Anchorage. Most of the furniture stores did not have gliders for nurseries. I found one at Baby Depot and Fred Meyer; Target does sell one, which I did not discover until after I purchased this one; and the only other store that had gliders was Babies ‘R Us. The ones they had in the store were more than what I was willing to spend, so I ended up ordering the Bertini Peyton Swivel Glider one online and having it shipped to the store. (Actually I have my in-laws to thank for the new glider.)
The white tree decal was a giant sticker we purchased at Target. It was reasonable–at around $20–and pretty easy to put up. (It took us 35-40 minutes.) The only drawback is that we have textured walls, so sometimes the leaves start to unstick.
We were fortunate to have a family member loan us this crib and dresser that will also be used as a changing table. Both are in excellent shape and we feel fortunate that we didn’t have to purchase these things ourselves.
I am going to primarily use cloth diapers, but for the first few weeks I will be using disposables to help with the transition and due to the meconium (the thick tar-like poop) that will be present at first.
I purchased these Honest diapers after reading rave reviews on other blogs. I scored 40% off on a bundle of newborn diapers, which should last us about a month. I love all the fun prints.
The owl wet/dry bag will be used for our cloth diapering system once that is in place. And the fun striped laundry basket is another score from Target. Okay, pretty much everything in the room is from Target. (I heart the Threshold line at Target–reasonable and trendy!)
So there you have it. Baby Baxter’s room is all ready! My hospital bag is also packed, and my laboring kit is nearly assembled. The baby was at term this past Thursday (37 weeks), so we are definitely getting close. Sunday’s job is to install the car seat!