Ryker’s nursery has quickly become one of my favorite rooms in our house. The light just pours in every morning and I love to sit in my rocker to snuggle and nurse my little guy. It was the first room we painted when we moved in 4 years ago. And there it sat as we eagerly awaited the news that we were pregnant. I would go in there by myself and cry after a loss or just pray to God for our miracle to come down to us soon. Now he is here and when I sit in there rocking him to sleep I can’t help but see how we have come full circle.
About some of the details:
Cameron built the main shelf from my crazy idea I had and it turned out just how I pictured it in my mind; he is so talented!
I made Ryker’s block name seen on the top row by using letters I found at the craft store and mod podged my favorite papers onto it to add some color.
We have an assortment of soaps and baby washes to try in case of sensitive skin but so far he likes them all! I also recently added essential oils to our routine and love love love them! They take the parenting game to a whole other level!
The picture seen in the middle row of the shelf was drawn by our dear friend that shows a child’s hand reaching towards Christ. I love this so much and knew I needed it centered in Ryker’s room.
The bottom row on the shelf helps me organize all the little items babies need. One holds pacifiers and pacifier clips along with a clip on nursing light for late night feedings. The middle one has bath supplies and medicine and the third one is filled with tiny shoes that make my heart skip a beat!
I bought this dresser on craigslist and once again Cameron to the rescue to refinish it just how I wanted. I added several different knobs from my favorite stores to add in pops of white and navy. I knew I wanted to use it as a changing table but keep it when he gets older as well. I know some people don’t use a changing table but for us we love it.
I organized the dresser by size and item using the Ikea Skubb boxes.
The top two drawers are 1.) burp clothes, bibs, velcro swaddles 2.) nursing pads, refill extra wipes and diapers for the caddy – the main bulk of diapers and wipes is organized in the closet.
The middle row is by size and type of clothes so currently it’s 1.) onsies and pants 2.) sleepers and 3.) 3-6 month clothes. I just switched out all his newborn things and put them in storage *insert cry eyes here*
The bottom holds 1.) socks, hats, nursing covers, small carriers 2.) blankets, swaddles, and wraps
Almost all the linens are Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware on SALE – major score!
I changed things around the first few weeks based on what I used most or needed on hand quickly. Also my glider sits in the opposite corner by the window and we have a blackout shade which I would highly recommend since my curtains are white.
And that’s a wrap! Have any questions let me know!