The Closet Nursery

>> Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day! My husband is actually home for an American holiday so I have sent him out to the garden with our children so I can clean take pictures of our closet and blog about it! If you are new, start here then here. I would like to start by reporting, polka dots do make your child sleep through the night! No, as much as I would like to take credit for it, Wells was born a good sleeper. We parented both the exact same way. So whoever prayed for me during all my worries of not sleeping again for the next ten months, God heard you! Now let's pray every night that it sticks.

So here is our closet nursery.
It's kind of amazing that one Billy Bookcase and one mini crib are the exact length of one side of our closet isn't it? It's like it was meant to be.
I keep his clothes in a dresser in our room, so the shelf is more for things I need to quickly grab like swaddle blankets and pacis, plus a few sweet gifts from friends. Linds made the blue bunny in the photo below and Marianne sent him the cute little Bla Bla bear. 
I had a few people ask about the ceiling on Instagram. I still have a lot of my college supplies (I use CAD for work and next to never do final drawings by hand) but I used the largest circle on my circle template to do the edge of the scallop. It was not too difficult.
Right now he is sleeping in his crib inside this moses basket. 
(It's not as cute, but I take the padding around the edge out because I lay awake at night worrying about the possibility of him rolling over and suffocating)
And I sleep right there on the right side of the bed. So no baby monitor needed. I can hear him cry, but I can't hear every grunt and snort he makes, which is awesome. For the first couple of weeks we had him in the moses basket in a rocker stand right next to the bed. But he honestly started sleeping better when we moved him into his fancy closet (the dots perhaps...:)
This is one of my favorite things. Remi had this little frog light in his room and I borrowed it one night for Wells. I always thought it was neat, but in a teeny tiny little room it is magical.
So, in conclusion, I think everyone should put new babies in a walk-in-closets. It really is awesome and has worked out so perfectly. Babies are 20" long and barely move. I think when we start house hunting in the next couple of years I will pass the kitchens and all the bathrooms and head straight for the master bedroom where I will drop my tape measure and make sure it can comfortably hold a mini crib.
Night night!

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