December 08, 2012

I am happy to report that Aiden’s baseball nursery is FINISHED and awaiting his arrival! I have to admit, I was a little nervous doing a “boy room.” And when Jason saw the idea for the baseball wall, there was no going back…I was committed to the theme. But I quickly realized that most boys’ nursery sets include all the sports – baseball, basketball, football, and SOCCER. My husband must have something against soccer, as I was banned from buying ANYTHING with a soccer ball on it. I searched high and low for a baseball only nursery set, but found nothing (unless I was willing to shell out the big bucks). Then my good friend, Mandi, randomly found some sheets and a blanket at Target that just had baseballs and stars on them. SOLD! Once I had those, I was able to pick the colors (navy and red), and go to town!

The crib bumper, bed skirt, curtain, baseball curtain rod, and diaper stacker all came from Amazon. His furniture is the Delta series (we bought some at Target, and some on Amazon), and the small bookshelf is from IKEA. The blue toy bins and the baseball piggy bank are from Target (along with the crib sheet, and the blanket on the glider, of course!). The light switch, baseball dresser knobs, table lamp, most of the picture frames, etc. came from Hobby Lobby. The Barry Larkin autographed baseball was the gift I gave Jason for our first year wedding anniversary, and the big picture over the changing table is the scorecard and a picture of the stadium when the Reds clinched the division (one of Jason’s past birthday presents). Since we have no basement at the moment, both items are on loan to Aiden’s room. Eventually they will be put in the “man cave” at our next house! I have another glass ball case that we will put a baseball with Aiden’s footprints on from the hospital in.

The “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” canvas above his closet is from Kohl’s. It has special meaning, because when my Grandpa was quickly losing his memory due to Alzheimer’s, he would still sing that song and remember all the words. I didn’t know that until after I had already bought it for the room, and my mom got teary-eyed when she saw it and told me. So every time we sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” we will think of Aiden’s Great Grandpa Bob!

I am so grateful to Jason for painting all the walls, and putting up with my decision to change the paint color at the last minute. And bless my mom’s heart for painting the baseball stitching on the wall! I literally gave her the link I found on Pinterest with the idea, and she took it and ran with it. She even came up with a template to make it easier. I am lucky to be related to someone so artistic – I did not inherit those genes!

Aiden’s Grandma Colleen found a baseball glove chair that he will be getting for Christmas. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m sure it is super cute and will make a great addition to the room! I can’t wait to take his monthly pictures in it. This kid better like baseball!!!

Aiden’s room is MUCH smaller than Peyton’s, so we had to get creative with how everything was going to fit. It’s a little crowded for my liking, but in order to fit all the necessities in, I guess I am going to have to deal.

Here is a peek into Aiden’s room. Let me know what you think! 🙂

I had to include some pictures of Peyton’s room, too! It’s pretty much the same as it was when we did her nursery, but we had to give her changing table and glider to her baby brother. I found a hot pink “flip chair” for us to read bedtime stories in, and we bought a long IKEA bookshelf that also doubles as a changing table for now. Potty training is in the near future, though, I hope! It’s funny how taking just those two things out of her room makes it seem more like a “big girl” room than a nursery. My little girl is growing up! 🙁

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