My mom made fun of me while I was pregnant, asking why I never called Roree’s Room a “nursery” or “the baby’s room,” honestly, I have no idea why, but I never really thought of it that way. Also, me not originally being much of a baby-person probably had something to do with it.
Either way, when I first starting thinking about how I wanted to decorate her room, I, of course, knew I wanted it purple and green. I was actually pretty firmly against having it pale purple or lavender. Especially after realizing I was having a girl and my only options were pepto pink or light purple. I started getting sick of that color.
However, when I saw the elephant bed set that I eventually ended up buying, I decided I could make an exception.
I’ve loved elephants ever since I read the book Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti.
To my dispair, by the time I was able to buy the bed set, Babies R Us had discontinued the design.
I couldn’t find it online, and, by chance, one day I saw it in an ad for Burlington Coat Factory. I immediately called to see if I could put it on hold and pick it up, only to find out they sold out of it.
By chance, after one of Roree’s 3D ultrasounds, we went to the Babies R Us in Tampa, and there, on the clearance rack, was the bed set and all the accessories! I bought it immediately.
Since I was 9 months pregnant and completely exhausted from the move, my sisters pretty much put together Roree’s room for me. It was the first room we worked on in the house since I was due any day.
The day we moved in, my sisters put together the crib and the changing table. I pretty much sat by and watched (and took pictures) since my feet were balloons and I could barely walk:
My sisters surprised me the next day by coming over early and finishing putting together the dresser (there were a MILLION pieces to it) and cleaning the rest of the house for us so that we could move in easily. I may or may not have cried.
The (semi)finished product! The only things these pictures are missing is the big comfy rocking chair that came in weeks after Roree was born.
PS – never buy furniture from Babies R Us, you likely won’t get it until the baby is in college. They lost our first shipment and we had to wait ANOTHER 8 weeks before we got the chair, then ANOTHER 8 weeks before the ottoman came in! In fact, we still haven’t gotten the ottoman.
What would be or is the color choices for your little one? Boy or girl?
If I would have had a boy, little Dorian, then I would have definitely made his room colors orange and blue. You know why.