Embarrassingly, it has taken us forever to finish Little One’s nursery. We found out I was pregnant last Spring and we started planning the baby’s room then. The baby’s room is now furnished with a beautiful crib I received at the baby shower (Mrs. Hollywood threw for me) that I wasn’t able to attend because I was on hospital bed rest for my second trimester of the pregnancy. All of the ladies on my Mom’s side of the family (aunts, cousins, cousins’ girlfriends, cousins’ wives, etc) pitched in and got us a beautiful crib that turns into a toddler bed and then later on, a single bed. I’m a
frugal practical gal and like the idea of Little One being able to use the crib as a toddler bed later on.
Anyway, Little One is now five months old and her room has just been completed. In our defense, she was born almost three months early, I was on hospital bed rest for weeeeeeeeks before she was born, our house was undergoing renovations and Little One and I spent two months in Toronto while she was in the NICU at Mount Sinai Hospital.
My good friend, Gadget Girl spent a week on the Island last summer and painted the nursery for me. She is so sweet! She didn’t want me anywhere near paint fumes while pregnant, as I was thinking of painting the room myself!
The “Baby’s First Farm Quilt” was a present from some of my aunts. I also have two Melanie Bailey originals (a bunny from my SIL, Lele and a cow that I purchased even before I got pregnant) to mount on the wall. Why all the farm animals? Well, Little One’s Daddy is a farmer and we do live on a farm.
There’s built-in storage in Little One’s room, which I’m not a fan of. Oh, well. I guess I just have to make the best of it. It’s not the most attractive, but it’s functional.The cute Mod Doggy (in the photo below) is from Ms.Mamma and Snowflake. For some reason, Hubby keeps thinking it’s a horse! This is the actual shade of yellow on the walls (below photo). The above photos were taken when the sun was setting. Et voila! The carpet has been torn out and Hubby and my Dad have finished putting in the new floor. I like that there’s a trundle drawer underneath so I can store Little One’s blankets and quilts in there.
This is why they were laughing.
It appears that our most recent ESL student had left behind some Korean medicine for the next students to come. My SIL found a whole whack of medicine in the guest room chest of drawers (which she was taking back to Barrie with her). She couldn’t read the Korean writing, but flipped the boxes over and was surprised to see that my student had thoughtfully written the English translations on the boxes.
SENSELAC…for “having hard time on toilet”.