As many times as we have switched nurseries (E to B to F to Special Care 6 to Special Care 19 to H), you would expect us to be old pros by now. How could we have known the most difficult transition would be to their own nursery? Since they came home from the hospital, they have spent their nights sleeping in their rock 'n play sleepers next to our bed. Of course, we jump up at every little noise and squeak which are usually just the result of a little baby stretching. I'm told these are simply "normal" baby noises. It's hard to believe we are finally experiencing anything that is normal.
Last night, while fully equipped with a baby video monitor, Drake's hospital monitor and Kennedy's apnea monitor that we purchased (yes, we are that paranoid), they slept in their own room. It helps that their room is only about 4 feet from our bedroom. I had Brian check and double check the video monitor because I thought it wasn't working, but both Drake and Kennedy were soundly sleeping and the monitor was fine. We both kept getting up and rushing into their room to check on them throughout the night. This adjustment will take some time, but I feel like our first night was a success.
Their bedding and room has come together perfectly! Since I was on full bed rest beginning at 19 weeks, I did my shopping online. I was able to find girl bedding that I liked and boy bedding that I liked, but nothing that would go together. That's when I developed plan B. I searched the Internet for fabrics that I liked and then shared my vision with my dear friends mother who brought it all to life. Everything turned out absolutely perfect, just as I had imagined it all those months ago.
2) Kennedy's crib
3) Drake's blanket
6) Kennedy's blanket
8) Drake's crib
9) Changing table/dresser