Friday, September 30, 2011

Nursery Pictures!

This week our new crib and dresser came in for Riggs room!  I was so excited, and determined to get the new stuff set up as soon as possible.  It was definitely a team effort!  Being pretty pregnant with a heart condition, I'm really not supposed to be lifting very much, so I was pretty useless as far as helping to carry any of the furniture to the car or in the house.  Luckily, my sister was available to help me get the stuff from JCPenney, and my dad let us borrow his truck for the day.  We went and picked it up then ran a few more errands.  Neither Kelsey or I could really do much about getting the furniture out of the truck, so that would have to wait until Steve got off work.

Steve got off work late and was pretty tired, but he hung in there and unpacked the boxes outside (great idea on his part - otherwise there would have been Styrofoam everywhere in our house) and carried everything inside for me.  What a sweetheart!  Since then I have been working hard and have finally gotten his room as well set up as I really can until he gets here - there are some big items in his room which won't really have a home until then,  like the BOB stroller and both his car seats.  He also gets to share a room with his daddy's weight set, so that stuff is in his room, but I think that considering the space we had to work with, it turned out pretty well!  I can't wait to move into our own house to make him a real nursery, but for now this will have to do :)

It seems like he has so much stuff already, but I am so happy with everything we have got for him.  The reason we already have so much is because I have been lucky with watching craigslist and sales on amazon and such - that is how we were able to get the exact car seats we wanted for him for so much less, and also things like his little travel swing, rug, ect.  Steve loves the rug and said he always loved those when he was a kid.  I have to admit, I did too!  We had one at church in our Sunday School class that I used to play with so much!  I know it will be a while before he will really be "playing" with it, but it adds color to his room, which was much needed since we don't want to deal with painting or putting much up on the walls.

This is the view from the door looking into his room.  For those who haven't been 
to our house, this bedroom is pretty small, has two closets, and two doors, so there
isn't much wall space.  You can see the two car seats, BOB stroller and Steve's 
weights in this picture.  It will look a lot less cluttered in that corner once the cars 
seats are actually in the car lol.  Steve only works out in the winter when he is
laid off, so he let's me put stuff on the bench for now, but it will all have to be free 
and clear once/if he gets laid off so he can keep in shape during the winter.  

I love how his crib turned out!  I decided not to get one of the "lifetime" cribs (the 
ones that turn into toddler/double beds) because they were so much bigger and 
we will have other kids that will need a crib.  Plus I love how classic this one looks!  
I got his bedding on super clearance from Land of Nod, it's organic cotton and I 
love how gender neutral it is.  I have two bins for extra storage under the crib.  

Here is his adorable little dresser!  I had to search far and wide for the exact piece 
I was looking for, and when I found it, it was discontinued and over 50% off, perfect!  
We will use this for a changing table too, so all his diapers are in the top drawers, 
with onesies and pants in the other two drawers. We got a small shelf to go 
above it, but I'm waiting for Steve to put that up. 

This is what you see when you look to the right after walking through the door.  
His swing is super light and folds almost completely flat.  I usually have it folded 
up but put it out for the picture. 

This is the rest of the storage area for little Riggs.  The closet is pretty small, but we 
hung all his clothes that we could in there, and there are bins for storage of other 
hand me downs in bigger sizes and such in there.  The metal storage rack is really 
nice because it keeps things out in the open that we will need easy access to but 
that aren't necessarily everyday items.  We really like open storage, so we can just 
see what we need, grab it and go, and I don't think it looks too disorganized.  Now 
that everything is mostly put together, it's going to be even harder to wait patiently 
for December!


  1. I love it!! I love praying for Riggs every day! and now I just visualize everything there for him when I do.

  2. this is the sweetest little nursery ever!!! love the crib and dresser, they are absolutely perfect! and i'm super excited you have a bob! i kinda want to have a baby just to get one!!! :)

  3. Thanks guys!

    Katie - I work at REI and was so excited to be able to have a reason to get a BOB they are so amazing! We got a double because a) we want more kids and b) there will always be other kiddos around between my nephews and niece (an Beau our little poodle rides in there too lol).