Monday, March 23, 2009

The baby room

The nursery is as ready as it's going to be for now. Anthony and Isabella will be sharing a room. I'm not sure how well this is going to work out, but since I don't have another bedroom upstairs and I'm not ready to let one of them be all alone downstairs, we're going to try it. I also was not wanting to have to repaint the room to make it more girly, so I had to work with the blue walls. My sister Rachael found some really cute fabric on ETSY and made me a very cute baby blanket. The baby blanket has enough blue in it to go with the room, but is still mainly pink. It's really perfect. (you can click on the picture to enlarge it and see the blanket better.) When my mom comes next week she is going to make a matching bumper and skirt to complete the crib bedding. This weekend my sisters Natalie and Rachael (the artistic one's in the family) made these very cute pictures to hang on the wall. They are made with pastel chalk, paper, ribbon, silk flowers, glass beads, modge podge and glaze. I love how they turned out, and they look so cute in the room. It's a shame the walls are so short in the bedroom, I'd like to hang them closer to the crib, but there isn't any wall space there.







Here is Anthony's side of the room. He got the new crib because it will turn into a toddler bed eventually when he is older. The pictures on the wall were painted by my sister Natalie.
And now for a couple cute pictures of my sweet boy...


12 comments:

Sarah said...

LOVE the blanket!!! You and your sisters did a great job of matching everything to the blue walls!

Elle J said...

LOVE it all!! Your sisters are very talented and your nursery/bedroom looks very cozy (especially that chair!) and a good place to hang out. :)

Kristin said...

oh its perfect lori!! i love the paintings!
toni is so so cute! seriously, if you ever need a babysitter for either or both of them let me know!! :)

Tina in CT said...

The nursery is beautiful.

When I made a skirt and canopy for my father's antique wicker bassinette for my baby, I used light blue gingham. Back in those days, there were no ultrasounds so we didn't find out if the baby was a girl or boy until delivery. Either way, I love blue and we had a one bedroom apartment in student housing so it had to go with our room. I also had a light blue 3 month size dress for her too.

You did a great job on the nursery.

I hear that right now you're in labor. Yeah! I'll be checking the blog all day for news.

Shanna said...

That is a lovely room! My two have shared a room from the beginning and it has really worked out. We use a noise machine that sounds like rain, it helps keep them from waking each other up so much!

Are you really in labor?! Good luck and can't wait to see pictures!

Shanna said...

Congratulations!! I just read your mom's blog! I can't wait to see pictures of lsabella.
Rest up!

Tina in CT said...

I just saw the pictures on your mom's blog. I think she looks like her big brother Anthony. She is precious, chubby and perfect. Congrats to you, Todd and Anthony!

Elle J said...

You got the nursery done just in time! Congratulations!!! Via your sister's blog, let me just say first off that you look incredible just having gone through labor!! :) Isabella is beautiful and looks very healthy! I can not wait to read your side of the story :) and for those photos you choose to post. Have a fantastic rest of your day on Isabella's Birthday!!

Natalie said...

they look very cute in that room with the blue walls.

BabyMakes4 said...

Congratulation Lori, Todd and Anthony!! Isabella is so beautiful! I saw Rachael's blog and you look so great.

I love the nursery. I would totally buy some of those pieces of art if your sisters feel like making more. :)

Tina in CT said...

I bet your mom is dying to get there today to see you and meet Isabella. I've thought of her all day.

I'm hoping to get to the post office in time tonight to mail a package off to you so be on the lookout for it.

Hope you got some sleep last night and are feeling good.

PrincessGreen17 said...

I LOVE the pictures your sisters made! How do they do that? I wish I could be creative! :)