I first started working on Ryder's nursery way back in January, when my mom and I painted his room grey. Then I tackled the whole chevron stripes project, which took forever but turned out great in the end. And in the meantime I was also researching and purchasing furniture, decorations, artwork and accessories to tie the whole room together. And I finally finished everything just a few weeks before Ryder's birth day.
I've gotten lots of requests to see the finished nursery, so here it is!
Almost every single thing in the room is significant in some way, from the clown night light that was mine when I was a baby, to the lion clock that came from our favorite little workshop in Rome, to the rocking chair from Nana and Grandpa, to the animal theme (Daddy loves animals!), to the "wishes" written for him before he was even born. And of course we had to throw in some fire trucks.
This is one of the first times I tried out my new camera that Stew got me as a push present, and you can see I was still learning with some of the settings. Hopefully I'll get better with it as time goes on.
Also, I know I've been a horrible blogger since the little nugget was born, but I promise to try and be better going forward. Most of the posts you may have seen in the past month were written in advance and pre-scheduled to go live, which is why there hasn't been much so far about our life as a family of three. But I'm getting the hang of it, and currently writing this post as Ryder hangs from me in an infant carrier... yay, multitasking!
My brain constantly whirls with all the different Live & Learn lessons I could post each week... every day we learn something new about being parents. So if there is anything in particular you'd like to know about how things are going with us, please let me know and I'll make that subject a priority!
Also I'm so sorry that I've been so absolutely horrible about replying to all your extremely kind comments over the past few weeks. I've read and appreciated each and every one, and feel so lucky that you have cared enough to follow along on our journey.
Please, stick around!