Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Baby Lillian's Crib

(Written on Saturday, March 23, 2013)

After watching Cal play (lose) tonight, Matt decided it was time to put the crib together. Maybe he needed a pick-me-up? I worked on finishing the rug today. Matt had me all set up in the nursery at a table with my laptop to watch dvd's while I crafted away at the rug. I watched all of "Up" and half of "Monsters Inc." before my back started to die. I'm extremely pleased with the size of the rug right now as it is, but we decided to not cut the mat just yet. Once the glider and dresser are also in the room, I may end up adding more. For now I have all the extra fabric away in the nursery closet.

Matt was a rockstar at building the crib. We put on a Disney playlist on Spotify and he knocked it out in just under an hour. I only had to help him hold something just once. I'm so pleased with how the crib looks in the room. It really feels like our baby's nursery now.

We picked the crib out so long ago. You always hope it will look just like the picture but just have to know going into it that it won't. Not this time...looks even better in real life! It's so sleek and clean and perfect. It's beautiful and I love it! (Thanks, Mom & Dad).

Cogsy sat in the nursery with us all night tonight, too. He was quite content until Matt accidentally set the crib down on his tail, after that he kept trying to get in my lap. 

I want to just sit in the nursery every second now.
I cannot wait for our glider to arrive so I can relax in there. I am working on making a blanket for Lillian but just can never get comfortable enough while working on it. I'll probably finish it in a weekend once the gliders here. I'll read like 70 parenting books then as well. I'm still working on my "Superbaby" book but want to read a breastfeeding book next. I have so many questions when it comes to nursing and pumping (a bit overwhelming). Glider should be here in the next month. I'm so glad we ordered it so early! 12 weeks to arrive is taking a long time...

I'm so happy that our crib is up and all ready now.
It will be even more exciting when the mattress comes in. My parents are buying that for us next. Then Marie and I are going to make a few pair of crib sheets, a pillow for the glider and the valance for the window. As soon as we find out if it's a boy or a girl for sure on April 1st, I'm going to order the letters for the name on the wall from Etsy. I found the letters from another blog that I read and love :) 
That will be our next nursery purchase. Yesterday I bought a shelf, a storage drawer system and garbage can for the nursery at Target. 

It's starting to all come together now.
I'm so in love with the way it's all turning out! 
I'm so thankful that my parents bought that for us and that Matt spent time putting it together tonight :)

{crib is the Babyletto Modo 3 in 1 Crib with Toddler Rail ..in espresso}

Happy mama right now...


  1. I love it!! Can't wait to see how the whole room turns out. :)

  2. So cute! I love the Peter Pan theme! I know we don't really know each other in real life, but I'm on my second round of nursing while working/pumping part time and though I'm no expert, I might have insight to some of your questions! Feel free to ask!

  3. I love it! My son's nursery furniture is a similar color wood and I just love it. It was the best feeling sitting in his nursery as it all came together. <3