it’s been such a treat to have a new baby in our home the past few days. cheesy as it sounds, there is extra joy and love floating around this apartment these days, and with it being the week of christmas, we are feeling it extra this year.
baby conrad is officially 1 week old, and between his papa and me, and both eleanor and samson, this baby boy is most definitely getting all the attention. none of us can get enough of him. i wanted to share his cozy little corner we put together for him in the nursery. it’s not a whole lot, just a little corner in a space he’s sharing with his older brother and sister, but within the past few days, it’s become mama’s favorite little corner in the apartment. and whenever conrad is asleep in his little crib during the day, i can usually find the rest of my family hanging out close by (sometimes too close, like intentionally-trying-to-wake-him-up-because-they-miss-him-so-much too close.)
here is E and S’s nursery these days. this room has transformed a lot over the past two years, from cribs to toddler beds with the furniture moved every which way (i love moving around furniture. even in small spaces, i have to rearrange it every few months.) HERE was the set up when we first moved in, HERE it is when we put the cribs in storage and they co-slept together on their mattresses inside their teepee, and HERE it is again this past spring when we graduated to toddler beds as they outgrew their co-sleeping arrangement. they’ve done really well together sharing a space, and we hope little conrad joining them will be just as easy a transition.
it’s kind of crazy to think of having three kiddos sharing a bedroom, but we really love our space and since the kids have the larger bedroom in our two bedroom apartment, it still feels a little spacious in there (although it is cozy) for a city bedroom. both eleanor and samson used that alma mini crib which conrad is now sleeping in. i’ve talked about why i like it before, but it’s compact and also on wheels, so i can easily wheel it into another room during these first few months if needed.
since we only have one dresser in the nursery right now, and the drawers are already filled to capacity with eleanor and samson’s clothing and toys, i’ve put all of conrad’s clothing and blankets and tiny toys in wire baskets near his crib. baby clothing is so itty bitty in the first few months, it doesn’t take up much space, so the basket situation is working well for now. we’ll probably end up getting a second smaller dresser for the room later on.
since most of conrad’s things like his cribs and clothing and toys will be hand-me-downs as we’ve kept most things from when eleanor and samson were babies and like to reuse as much as we can, i really wanted to find a special item just for him before he arrived. i bought this beautiful mobile on etsy about a month ago. i didn’t know if baby was a boy or girl at the time, so i chose colors that went well with the nursery already, and would work with either a boy or girl. i really really love how it turned out.
eleanor made this sculpture in art class a few weeks ago. over the weekend, she gave it to baby conrad all on her own and said that she made it for him. it was very sweet. we put it on the fireplace mantle right beside his crib so he can “see it” every day. ;)
we hung this print of the italian alphabet near conrad’s crib, which friends back in DC gave us a few years ago. they found the print at a yard sale in virginia and thought of josh when they saw it since he speaks italian.
and there you have it! a tiny corner in the nursery all for our tiny conrad! this nursery is maybe getting a little bit full, but i don’t think we mind. there sure is a whole lotta love in there!