Sunday, March 25, 2007

DAY 54: A Peak Inside Baby's Room

These are the first "sneak peak" pictures of baby Hershey's room. It is still in it's beginning stages - just the basics. The next phase will be all of the details: the wall decor, the rug, the throw pillows, the accessories, etc, but for now it is a great start!

This is the same bedding that I used with Holland. I absolutely adore this bedding. There's no theme, no characters, no loud, over-stimulating, busy patterns - just plain, sweet, classy, and simple.

I had the bedding custom made by my wonderful sister-n-law after days and days of shopping for the perfect fabric with my mom and sister. I actually made the crib sheets and a little pillow to go with it! Those are the only things I have sewn in my whole life. My sister-n-law made the bumper pad, dust ruffle, and a little cubby thing to match. It turned out amazing! I love family traditions and the passing down of precious items so I didn't even think twice about re-using it.

There are so many wonderful, precious memories attached to it, how could I just keep it all boxed up? As I was unfolding it to get it ready to set back up, I was flooded with a surge of emotions. I love the way it looks, the way it smells, and the way it feels. I am absolutely delighted to use it again for our new, sweet, baby girl and I long for the host of memories that will accompany the usage.

The rocking chair is also a very special "labor of love" made for Holland before she was born by her Grandpa Potter. I have such sweet memories of rocking, feeding, comforting, cuddling, and doting over her in this chair. I remember spending countless hours with my sweet baby girl; she was all bundled up in my arms in her cozy blankets while I just sat and stared at her. I was so overwhelmed with the way in which this new found motherly love overtook me. I was often left speechless. Teary-eyed and speechless.

I would call Jonathan into the room and ask him, "Do you believe she is ALL ours? Do you believe we get to keep her?" What a mind boggling experience this parenting thing is. It is so hard to put into words the transformation that takes place and those of you who are parents can relate to what I am saying. As we are approaching the time in which we are to become parents for the second time, I feel like I need to brace myself. I need to find a way to be grounded as I know whole-heartily, I will once again be swept off my feet.


Julie said...

The room if very beautiful, Ashley! It's starting to really hit home that we will actually have babies to hold at the end of all of this, isn't it?? I can't wait for my sisters and girlfriends to get started on my baby's room. I planned on making the quilt and curtains, I picked out just the perfect fabric, but my sister will just have to do it for me:)

Anonymous said...

Wow, you guys move fast - I can't believe that was the computer room ... where's the computer space now? I'm so glad you are able to accomplish all these things on bedrest (now we know who the warden really is) :-)

It sounds like bedrest at home is really paying off ... enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I love the bedding. I had the bedding for my son's room made by my mom and my sister. It took forever to find the perfect fabric. It's batique elephants so not really a kids pattern, it's kinda funky.

I hear you on the bracing yourself for the new baby. I feel like if I have any more love in my heart I'm going to explode. But it's going to happen and I'm just going to love it and I wont explode...I'll just cry lots. (hormones)