I was watching a design show once, and something the designer said really stuck with me. He said "the nursery is not for the baby... oh no, the nursery is for the parents".
The more I thought about it, the more I thought he was probably right. A baby is not going to remember what colour the walls are, if the bedding matches the lamp shade, or if the rocking chair is an old creaky hand-me-down or a brand new glider. No. The only thing the baby is going to remember (subconciously) is if it got lots of love from it's mommy and daddy. It is the parents who are going to remember the room, and spend a lot of time in there, doing late night feedings, comforting a crying toddler and playing on the floor.
Pretty much as soon as we found out I was pregnant, I started thinking about the unborn baby's room, making list after list of things we would need, things we would want but not really need, and things I wanted to get done around the house before the arrival of our little one. So far, we have gotten quite a few things done, and I wanted to write this blog to share our nursery and baby items so far.