Since we don't know Baby Brown's gender finding gender neutral nursery decor that Nate and I both liked proved to be difficult. At first there was nothing we liked and we considered holding off on decorating the nursery until after baby arrived. I am way too much of a planner for that idea to last long. Thankfully we both fell in love with the Bumble nursery set at Babies R Us and it was the inspiration for the baby's nursery.
We decided to skip the traditional bedding package with fitted sheets, crib bumpers, and a quilt. The set was expensive and I have mixed feelings about bumpers. I used crib bumpers with Brennan but as soon as they start to pull up you have to take them out of the crib. Also, in the last 12 years there have been concerns raised about the safety of crib bumpers in regard to SIDS. The quilt was beautiful but also due to SIDS concerns you are not supposed to have any soft bedding in bed with baby so it would only be for display not for real use. I did like the sheets included with the set better than the ones sold separately and the crib skirt was very cute but in the end we decided to just register for pieces of the set. We went with the fitted sheet, the mobile, the wall art, the wall decals, and the fuzzy blanket from the set. I had trouble finding a crib skirt sold separately that coordinated so I made my own, despite my limited sewing skills. We wanted to crib skirt to be green since the walls were yellow.
Everything turned out perfectly and I couldn't be happier with our adorable bee themed nursery!
Baby's crib and the crib skirt I made
Close up of the crib. The fuzzy yellow blanket will come with us to the hospital. The bear is a sound machine from my mom that is attached to the crib bar with velcro.
Rocker with handmade ABC quilt from Brennan's grandma (on his dad's side)
I love how the wall decorations turned out!
And a quick peek at how Baby Brown is looking these days. 37.5 weeks, 4/16/2012.
C'mon baby, we're ready to meet you!