Recently, I realized that eventually (and probably soon), “Harper’s nursery” will turn into “Harper’s room.” This little realization caught me by surprise, and it makes me want to run outside and scream at the top of my lungs: “I’M NOT READY!”
Rather than risk stares from my neighbors and a possible Disturbing The Peace citation, I’ve chosen to document my baby girl’s nursery, so I can stare longingly at these photos in a couple of years. (Shoppable links are below. I’ve linked similar products for products that are no longer available.)
As I started taking the pics, memories came flooding in.
It’s summer and I’m 142 months pregnant. My mom and I are tracing a bowl and a glass on the wall to create perfect(ish) little discs, then hand painting them in shades of pinks, while sounds of James Taylor fill the room.
I’m just home from the hospital, with a baby who wants nothing to do with sleeping and everything to do with nursing. I’m beyond exhausted. I’m crying. I’m struggling. And my mom is sitting on the floor next to the glider, reading The Art of Breastfeeding to me.
I’m sitting in the glider in the middle of the night while the rest of the world sleeps, nursing my babe, fighting sleep by studying those pink polka dots, and then counting them again and again.
My husband and I are lowering the crib because our 5 month old girl is curious and tall. We aren’t realizing how hard it will be to reach her for those thousands of kisses we’ve grown accustomed to planting on her when her crib was higher.
I’m taking monthly photos of my sweet girl on her favorite little lamb.
And it’s this morning. I walk into my baby girl’s nursery, she pops up in her crib, yells “Hi!” and waves at me, like I’m her most favorite sight in the whole world.
DETAILS Pottery Barn Kids ‘Madison’ 3-in-1 Crib (on sale for $699) // Pottery Barn Kids ‘Fillmore’ Extra Wide Dresser + Topper ($1269) // Pottery Barn Kids ‘Fillmore’ Nightstand ($279)d // Giant Elephant (similar here for $136) //Pottery Bard Kids Glider (similar version here) // ‘I Love You To The Moon And Back’ Pillow ($45), also similar here ) // Pottery Barn Woven Prayer Hamper ($99) // RH Baby & Child Plush Lamb Chair // RH Baby & Child Wood Beaded Letters // Polka Dot Lamp (similar here and here) // Target Wall Shelves // Pottery Barn Kids White Nursery Baskets // Pink Polka Dot Chair (similar here for $85 and here for $122) // Pottery Barn White Frames ($24) // Ruler Growth Chart (similar here for $40+ and here for $70)