>> August 30, 2011
I was spending time in Caroline's room the other day - we were reading books - and I realized that I don't think I ever actually "revealed" her room. Crazy Shannon. I guess I have been too wrapped up in spending time with my little angel. To see the room come together you can read here: design plan, part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.
When you first walk in, Caroline has her beach bag/library book bag hanging and ready to go! We used this during our Cape trip and our Florida vacation.
dresser and changing table. The Ikea Hemnes dresser has been the perfect storage solution. It's plenty tall enough for Hubby and I, two tall glasses of water, to use as our changing station. Plus it holds a boatload of clothes! Plenty of space for all the little outfits Caroline has now, and I am sure plenty of space for any big girl clothes to come. I switched out the knobs for pink lucite ones from Target.
old guestroom. The elephant is actually a "piggy" bank from my aunt and godmother - which reminds me, we should really start saving for this little girl!
Hubby picked up the Automoblox. If he couldn't share his geeked-out love of cars with a boy, at least he could get his little girl a pink toy car. The caveman-old ipod still works and is permanently on repeat of this lullaby CD. It's our night time godsend. We start that baby up during Caroline's last feeding, and she's out in no time. Plus, it plays through her monitor and Hubby and I have been lulled to sleep by the music on more than one occasion.
Jordan's outlet. Riley loves the vantage point that the chair provides, she can spy on our neighbors and passers by, even when not sitting in our living room.
baby" has found a new home on the shelves, as well. We found her sailor hat, so she is already for a day on the water. I think Caroline and her will become good friends one day. Caroline and I try to read Goodnight Moon every night - if she can stay awake through her lullaby CD, that is.
two bins next to the window are from Target. I wish I had pulled the straps on the left one tight, I hate that it's a little shorter than the one on the right. Maybe I should just Photoshop that picture to make myself feel better. The blank wall above it ready for some custom art work that's in the works. I'll show you once it arrives!
hand print kit as a gift from Caroline's Aunt and Uncle, which we finally got around to doing when she was 8 weeks old. It was not nearly as easy as the instructions make it out to be, but I am really glad we have it.
Ultimate Crib Sheet a couple weeks ago, and haven't looked back. You can see it just peeking through between the mattress and the bumpers, if you looked really closely.
Sleep Sheep is close by too. He's been a close companion since day one.
baby monitor is hung with a not-so-unfortunate-looking Command Hook. The Angel Care monitor has a sensor pad that sits under your mattress and will sound an alarm if it doesn't feel any of your baby's movements for a period of time. It's supposed to help protect against SIDS. It may be marketing racket, but it sure helps me sleep at night. Plus the parent receiver displays the nursery temperature, which I really like knowing during these hot summer nights.
the fan can provide a cool breeze. It's a great little fan, pretty quiet and provides a good amount of air circulation. Plus it matches, so you know, that's a plus.
(Side note: can you spot Riley? It's like a game of Where's Waldo around these parts with Riley.)