8.09.2013

duke's room - one last look at the nursery

I feel like I've entered some sort of post-nesting phase these days.  As Duke is now getting bigger (and let's not talk about it for too long or I'll start pondering really huge life questions and the tears will start pouring out), we're needing to make some changes to our home.

1.  The outrageous amount of toys in our living room must be dealt with.  I'm not saying it will be toy-free, but every inch of space does not need to be covered in balls, blocks, and stuffed animals.  We want to narrow it down to the toys Duke really enjoys having out most of the time.
2.  Because of #1, we need toy storage in Duke's room.  I've yet to find exactly what I'm looking for, so if you have any affordable and functional ideas, please let me know!
3.  With the changes in our living room, I wanted to move Duke's dresser (AKA changing table) in there.  The upside:  automatic space for toy storage in his room.  The downside:  no more changing table.  It's not like we need a changing table.  I mean, the kid is almost 2 and soon enough, I'm going to be changing wet underwear and running to the toilet every time he shows an inkling of "I need to go potty."  So, no more changing table.

Which brings me back to the whole thing of not crying because Duke is so big.

Anyway, I'm such a nutso person and I wanted to remember his room exactly like it was the day we brought him home from the hospital for the first time.

(Well, maybe not the first time.  ONSIES EVERYWHERE.  Things were still not really in place because for some cute reason, I didn't feel the need to rush around and get things ready when I was 39.9 weeks pregnant.  ((Which is NOT my personality at all.  I'm still confused as to how/why that happened.))  But after a few weeks of getting settled in, Duke's nursery was perfect.  It was just what I had envisioned for him, perhaps better.)

In an effort to capture the baby-ness of Duke's room, my sweet friend (who is trading photography at the drop of a hat for a discounted piano lesson price) came over and snapped some shots.  The last photos I shared were from the final product back in February 2012.  So here are some updated pictures of Duke's little space before the big boy makeover abruptly stomps its feet into my life.











Of course, I couldn't do a whole post about Duke's room without including a picture of him.  What sweet memories this nursery will always hold.

Photos taken by Makenzie M Photos

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