5 months later, Jude's room is as done as it's going to be.
There's a lot of love in everything in here. A lot of "vintage" that we are stoked about (aka Craigslist and generous bequeathals from family with baby-no-more kids)!
As soon as his name popped into my head halfway through pregnancy, I could just see us with a little Jude Hayes running around getting into well-intended mischief. Then I could see us with "Hey, Jude" on his wall over his crib. And so it is done!
Letters: I wrapped the letters (very sloppily) with yarn.
Crib: My parents' neighbors were getting rid of this crib 8 years ago when my first nephew was in-tummy. My mom took it off their hands thinking it could go to Elizabeth's kids, but they didn't need it. And in the attic it sat until about 7 months ago. We had to order new hardware from a company in Indiana, which was a mini-fiasco, but here it stands, and Jude has slept in it from about Day 4. We got the mobile with gift card money from our wedding from PB Kids -- does that say something about how little time there was between the wedding and OB's office? Yikes!
Crib Bedding: PB Kids from Uncle Robert and Aunt Erica. Thanks, guys! Crib skirt made by Mimi.
Glider: PB Kids bought off craigslist for about 1/23,947 the price. This thing has improved my quality of postpartum life 5 fold!
Lamp: Garage sale scavenging
Basket o' Blankets & Burp Cloths: Target
Hanging on the Left: Le Petit Prince postcards Jeff got on his mission. I love them. I should probably get a close up shot. Maybe another time.
We didn't really know what to do with decorating the nursery. I didn't want to do a sports theme or an animal theme or a superhero theme -- how do we know if Jude will be into any of those things?? I've been to France and loved it. Jeff lived in France and it's etched in his soul. I really love how much he loves the language and place. So if there is a theme, it's "Cultural Appreciation," focusing largely on French with a knod to Celtic Gaelic :).
Wall Art: Frames from Ikea. I love the colors in these Tin Tin posters, and so does Jude. In fact when I rock him to sleep I usually swivel around a little so he can't see the Scottish one, because he starts staring at it and forgets he's wiped out and is supposed to be falling asleep. Have I ever watched Tin Tin? Nope! Who cares? Steven Spielberg is making a Dreamworks movie due out next summer! With Jude's bursts of intense energy, though, I don't think we'll be taking him to see it in the theater....
Hippo Chair: PB Kids floor sample 70% off.
Dresser: My parents got that used when I was in elementary school, my sisters and I used it, and then Jeff and I gave it a facelift. This thing will never say die!
I hope you enjoy it, Jude! Because you're sleepin' there anyway!