Here's some photos of the boys room. The room is t-i-n-y. I could hardly get these photos because I was squeezed up against the wall/crib/bed/corner/window.
Doesn't matter, though. I love it! This is a very classic example of the saying, "Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without." There are things I'd change, of course. If I had a million dollars I would buy different furniture or curtains or bedding or different colored paper for my little garlands (yes, I don't want to spend $5 on different colored paper when I have perfect construction paper waiting in a craft drawer), but I do love it just the way it is. I'm glad it's done.
Anyway, here we go...
Here's Henry's new "big bed". He LOVES IT. He's fallen out a few times - only the first few days of having it (and weirdly also today when he was WIDE awake. who knows what was happening in there.) - and does really well with not touching the pictures or garland (most of the time). Side note - Henry is really good at obeying, most of the time. If I see the wheels turning in his head wanting to do something that isn't okay with me, I'll say it before he can even act on it. Thus, he doesn't touch the garland or the pictures or other important things and didn't touch the Christmas tree during the holidays. Super good kid.
This brown dresser used to be ours. When we got the twin bed I had to do a lot of shuffling things around, including this dresser, the giant red dresser in our bedroom, a corner cabinet, and some wire IKEA drawers. It's more cramped in both bedrooms now, but it's working fine.
I'm obsessed with this little vintage duck drummer pull toy I found at the thrift store for $1.90. Yes, that's right. I don't know if it's actually vintage, but who cares? I accidentally broke part of it when moving things around and when Kevin found out he was totally heartbroken. I was, too, which is why I didn't tell him. Today my heart broke again when taking these photos. Good thing it wasn't a family heirloom. That cute train ornament hanging on the dresser knob (that's really hard to see) was made by my friend Lori for Henry for Christmas. He loves it and is constantly playing with it. The clock is broken and so it's always 12:26 and 14 seconds! How fun! I'm glad I paid a dollar for it. Maybe someday I'll cross the Delaware to get another from IKEA. (haha, that sounds like such a trip! channeling my inner georgie. it's only ten minutes.)
Keeping it real in this corner of the room! Storage for a chair we took apart, bigger toys that don't fit under the bed, a trashcan, hoodies hanging on the bed post, and a giant box of newborn diapers waiting to be used. It's so tacky that it's all piled up here, but every other surface of our house is taken. Well, the surfaces we're okay with using for storage. This is to the left of the dresser and pretty much out of sight/out of mind. Sometimes it gets to me, but we try to keep it organized somewhat.
Little baby Martin's side of the room! Now you know his name. This crib will be for when he's sleeping through the night and ready to join the ranks of the "big boys" in their own room. Here's to hoping that's sooner than later. :)
His crib currently houses a crappy Moses basket (anyone want it? because I'm throwing it away as soon as I remember to.) and a homemade boppy pillow in hopes that nursing will work this time around. (The boppy pillow pattern is from this book) Homemade blankets from bff Cami and sister-in-law Amy! My friend Tracy gave me the most GORGEOUS cradle that's in our bedroom right now. I'm obsessed with it. Someday I'll take a picture. Another beautiful quilt from my friend Doris is laying in the cradle waiting for a brand new baby. :)
Some storage stuff under the window - this baby gym is my favorite baby toy ever, a bucket of shoes and random gloves, hats, etc., and a wagon full of board books. The other huge tupperware container you see slides right under Henry's bed (along with a second huge tupperware container) holding all of his toys. I don't close the lids on tight so he can pull them out himself. I LOVE that the toys are finally out of sight!! I cannot tell you how much this has added to my happiness! I am NOT one of those moms that loves kid stuff all over because it looks like a fun family lives there. No way, my friend. I very much like my living spaces to reflect Kevin and me as a couple and not as parents. That said, if you walked into my house between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm, it would look like a toy store exploded. (I say 5 pm because if there is one thing Kevin hates, it is toys all over the house. I hate it, too, but have resigned myself to them. I try to pick up at the last minute before he comes home from work.)
Here's what Henry was doing while I was taking pictures...
And here's what I looked like taking pictures... I can't believe my belly is that big and I can't believe it's only going to get a lot bigger between now and March 31. Oi.