A Sneak Peak Into Baby A’s Nursery

This year has really been a rough one for us, its been trial after trial and just when we think everything will be good for a while its back to where we started. Yesterday we found out that our landlord has put our little house up for sale, so now we are back to looking for a new place when we just made this place a home. ┬áIt was just at that moment when things finally looked a little better, I’ve been trying to smile through all the hardships this year, but man! this one was just a little bit too much to bear. ┬áAll the stress caused me to have severe stomach pains last night, I actually thought I might go into early labour! ┬áI had pain until the early morning and started feeling better when I lay on the floor for a bit. Even though I’m still really depressed about everything, I’m feeling a bit better today. ┬áExtremely exhausted and depressed, but at least ┬áno signs of labour. ┬áI trust in Gods plan, but I just wish things would look a little better for once. ┬áIt feels like everything went completely wrong for us as soon as we got back to South Africa. ┬áMaybe its God’s way of telling us we shouldn’t be here, or just testing us. ┬áI guess we will see what the plan is eventually.

So before we have to leave I decided to give a little glimpse into our little unfinished nursery for baby A. ┬áWe decided to do a gender neutral woodland themed nursery with a little more foxes around than necessary, because of the one night we were walking home in Dublin and as we were talking/ ranting about how much we didn’t want to go back to South Africa we saw a fox. ┬áIt was one of those moments where everything felt calm, and we later found out that’s about the time baby A was conceived. ┬áBaby A reminds us of that fox and how calm we felt in that moment, our little Irish baby. ┬á Lets take a look into the nursery. Shall we?

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^^ we wanted to make this room magical for baby A with fairy lights draped above the crib, I was waiting for Carl to drape it a bit more than my quick slap dash job here.

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^^ This little chest of drawers was the best find this year. ┬áI found it for really cheap online, painted it a light green (it looks blue in this photo) and spray painted the knobs gold. ┬áIf you look to the left you can see my home birth vomit bucket. ┬á­čśŤ ┬áI was still up in the air about painting the ceiling white, I really wanted to, but the little tree house feel made me want to keep it as is.

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^^ We put up this shelf to hang some cute little clothes and have some knick- knacks displayed.  Some of the extra drawings I did on the changing mat.

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^^ I wanted a nursing chair that could be moved around the house easily later on and this one is not only comfy, but meets all the other criteria.  I spray painted the legs gold.  Carl and I also made the little yellow monster and arm knitted the blanket.

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^^ Added a bit of boho to the room with this handmade hanging thing.  I also hand painted the clouds on the walls, to give a touch of whimsy.

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^^ I ordered these crib sheets from amazon and I just love it!  They come in a set of two and its just beautiful!  Also featured, bunny wearing his neckerchief drool bibs I sewed.

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^^ I was only going to make a 1 tier woodland themed mobile, but Carl convinced me to make a two tier one. ┬áI’m really glad he convinced me, I had a lot of fun making these little guys and I just love the hedgehog.

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^^ This buck head was one of the first things we got for the baby’s room, I spray painted the horns gold to make it look a bit friendlier.

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^^ I really wanted a bookshelf up in the baby’s room, but because we don’t have an IKEA here, just buying one wasn’t an option. ┬áWe made a plan and found this piece of wood ┬áthat made a perfect book rack. ┬áOrdered most of the books from amazon.

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^^ I painted three sleeping watercolour woodland animals, forgot what a deer looks like and now my deer looks more like a hyena than a deer.  I still like them.

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^^ Little fox hooded towel.

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^^ I crocheted two of these granny square blankets, one for a boy and one for a girl.  This one is for a girl and is in the colours of the northern lights and the one for a boy is in the moses basket in our room.  I ripped out some stuffing to make this cute little bear rug.

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^^ Things we still wanted to do was put a garden gnome in that empty spot on the right with two soft mushroom stools, paint the ceiling white and add a little more bits and pieces.  This room brings me great joy, I wanted our baby to have a magical place to play and to grow, where imagination could run wild.  I just love this room.