Whilst we were in hospital, Archie was given a lovely big cot to sleep in, and despite the hospital noises and disturbances, he fell into a lovely little sleep pattern. Coming home has been wonderful, but trying to get the little man back into his crib has been challenging and sleep is now a thing of the past.
All of this has spurred me on to finish Archie's Very Hungry Caterpillar nursery and tonight he is sleeping in his big cot for the very first time. Dylan went into his own room at 11 weeks as he outgrew the crib but Archie still feels so little. He is rolling around all over he place though so I think he needs the freedom and space of a proper cot now.
When we found out we were pregnant for the second time, I went out to buy something for my new baby, and happened to choose a Very Hungry Caterpillar blanket. It has become the theme which his bedroom has been designed round, so here is a tour of Archie's very own nursery.
I like a baby's room to be calm and it will be a long time before he is playing in there so keeping it simple seemed the best option to help promote restful sleep. We painted the walls white and got a dark blue carpet (which will hopefully hide the inevitable stains)
We ordered a cot bumper and matching pillows for the nursing chair and found some great coordinating storage boxes too.
I still have a lovely caterpillar to hang on the wall, to hang little coats and jackets from but this involves a drill so has taken a bit longer to get round too. We also still need to buy some blackout curtains to finish off the room.
I love the simple theme, the handmade pieces and the calm feel of the room and I am hopeful that my little man finds it comfy enough to sleep in.