We had Cals Newborn Photography done when he was 6 days old! Thank god we hadn’t waited another week because he probably would have screamed through the whole thing! He was such a happy easy going baby for his photos! All photography is done by Teresa Nemr. She did an amazing job! Check out her blog!
wanted to have an eclectic feel to Cal’s nursery. We decided to go with
the traditional blue with hints of gray in it. The actual color is
called Newport Blue. We also painted the ceiling fan blades the darkest
shade of blue that went with the Newport Blue color line. I didn’t
originally intend to have an animal theme in his room but we got so many
animal themed baby items at our shower that it kinda just happened that
way. The bamboo swinging chair was a piece that my parents have had for
over 30 years! They sell similar ones at Pier One Imports. I got the
beige chair pad at Pier One since we didn’t have one. Another key item
in our nursery is the antique changing table. This came from my Great
grandmother. It is a Berkey and Gay piece and we think it was originally
some kind of radio table. We ended up sanding it down and staining it
with danish oil to give it a nice finish. I loved the variation in the
wood which is why I decided not to paint it. Overall, the whole decor in
the nursery were things that we already had or things I had found at
great prices at different stores.
Swinging Chair and Foot Rest- Piece given to us by my parents…0$
(they do sell them at Pier One Imports for around 300$)
in all you can see we didn’t spend an arm and a leg on items for our
nursery! I love how it came out and it was worth all the researching and
stress trying to put together the perfect nursery in my brain! We also
decided to put a mini fridge in his room so we can store his breastmilk
seperatelely from the rest of the house. This will really come in handy
when I need to get a quick bottle on the go in the middle of the night!
Here are our baby Cal’s gentlemens nursery from start to finish!
Here is the finished product!
1.) Beaba Multiportion Freezer Tray
These trays are designed for making homemade baby food. Not only are they cute and colorful, but they are so easy to use! After filling them with your fresh homemade baby food, just put them in the freezer. Once they are completely frozen, pop each portion out into a ziplock freezer bag and repeat! These can also be used to make homemade mini popsicles for a hot sunny day by just adding in a popsicle stick before freezing!
2.) Contours Options 3 Wheel Stroller
This stroller is adorable and affordable! I love all of the options this stroller gives you. Start out by just using the infant car seat adapter for convenience when traveling with an infant. (The seat on this stroller reclines as well if you want to use the regular seat with your infant.) Once your baby is out of the infant seat, you can use the regular seat and choose to have it facing towards you or away from you. It comes with two mommy cup holders and one for baby as well. My favorite part of this stroller is how easy it is to maneuver.
3.) Vera Bradley Convertible Baby Bag in Classic Black
I have always been a fan of Vera Bradley, however I always find myself getting sick of the print that I pick after a few weeks. They make a baby bag in black now. You can never go wrong with black. Especially when dealing with children! This bag is so cute, everyone compliments me on how cute my “purse” is. The inside is surprisingly roomy with plenty of pockets and
a wipeable lining. It can be carried as a handheld, crossbody, over the shoulder or as a backpack!
4.) Fisher-Price Healthy Care Deluxe Booster
After nannying for twin two year olds, I decided I wasn’t going to buy a regular highchair. I had to basically hose down these highchairs every week to get them clean. Dried leftover food grosses me out. I did some research and found this Booster seat. It is completely dishwasher safe; each piece comes apart to make it all fit into the dishwasher at once. Need I say more?
5.) Skip Hop Alphabet Zoo Activity Gym
I think the colors were what originally attracted me to this activity gym. I love how soft it is and the fact that it came with an infant tummy time pillow! I also loved the fact that it was 100% cotton.
6.) Aden + Anais Muslin Swaddle Blankets
These are my all time favorite swaddling blankets. They are so soft and keep baby so warm and snuggly without overheating them. You can use them as a swaddler, drape it over a stroller or infant carseat as a sun shade, tummy time blanket, burp cloth, etc. This is also 100% cotton!
7.) JJ Cole Urban Bundle Me – Stealth
Having your first baby during the winter in New England can be a little intimidating. I keep worrying about if he’s going to be warm enough or not. I’ll probably end up overheating him by accident because I’ll think he’s cold all the time! This Bundle Me by JJ Cole is going to be perfect for our little nugget. It’s like a little sleeping bag for your infant. It can go in both your car seat and stroller. I also love how it matches my Vera Bradley baby bag! The inside is so incredibly soft it makes me wish they made a matching one in my size!
8.) Graco Sweet Slumber Sound Machine
I was so excited when I got this for my baby shower. I was looking everywhere for a sound machine that also plugged into an ipod. This Sound machine has tons of options for white noise as well as a bunch of nursery rhymes. It has a nightlight at the top and a timer option on the front that will automatically shut it off. A smaller ipod fits perfectly in the bottom of it. We bought our little one his own ipod shuffle to keep in there with all of his Rockabye Baby lullabies on it.
This rinser is designed perfectly. It’s super flexible so you never have to get soap in baby’s eyes. It can hold a good amount of water so I use it to fill up the infant bathtub for bath time.
10.) Infant Optics DXR-5 2.4 GHz Digital Video Baby Monitor with Night Vision
This was a great find. It was one of the highest rated baby monitors on Amazon and it’s super affordable! I really wanted a video baby monitor without having to spend hundreds of dollars on one. This monitor gives you the quality of all the other baby monitors without having to pay the price.