Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Abel's "Room"

Now that we've moved Gilead to the toddler bed, Mercy to a twin, and both of them to the same room we needed to determine where the baby would sleep once he arrives so that mom could have her own space.  Thankfully our bedroom is very spacious, so we now have a "nursery corner" there.

We use sleep sacks rather than blankets with our babies.  No only do I not have to worry about them smothering in the blanket or kicking it off, but it serves as a very effective "sleeping time" signal no matter where we are.  If the sleep sack is on, it's time to sleep.  Therefore, I've decided to hang the never-really-used crib blanket on the wall above the crib.  I think it looks rather sweet...

I had to stand in the closet to get this picture.  This is the entirety of the "nursery."  It only took until our 3rd baby to have a situation that allows us to use the crib with the new baby.  We didn't even own a crib until Mercy was about 5 months, and Gilead slept in a bassinet until 4 months, when he switched.  I'm looking forward to having an itty-bitty baby in it this time around!


  1. That looks like a great set up! We have never had a newborn in the big crib either.
    Katie slept in a port-a-crib until she was almost 9 months old, and Victoria is still in the port-a-crib now.
    Hopefully when we have another baby, I can get Victoria into a toddler bed first. :-)

  2. Cute! I get to put our newborn in the big crib for the first time with this one as well, which I think is funny since we are living in such a smaller place now. Praying for the interview...