A QUICK UPDATE!

Wrap: Solly Baby Wrap (OBSESSED WITH THIS WRAP)  Stroller: Bugaboo Sweater: H&M Sunglasses: Found at a street vendor! Similar here

Photography by Shadi Garman

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by. As of today, Charlee is 6 weeks old!! Since my sweet girl joined our family a lot has changed. My days revolve around Charlee and as hard and challenging as being a Mom is, I absolutely LOVE it! I know everyone says this, but I honestly can’t imagine my life without Charlee and feel so lucky to be her Momma. It’s really nuts how much babies change by the day. Charlee is already out of her newborn clothing and into 3-month! She is a tall little lady! I also swear she looks like a different baby on the daily. I just ordered our newborn announcements and I swear she looks totally different now than she did then.

I think we have finally turned a corner in regards to Charlee’s sleep. She wakes up every 3-4 hours and is down from 10 P.M-10 A.M. waking up twice in between. Last night she actually slept for a five hour stretch! I couldn’t believe it! Sleep is so necessary and it’s really insane how well I am doing on so little sleep. It’s weird, but you just sort of function. I have to say I was worried about lack of sleep because I am such a sleeper, but it’s going well. Matt has been such a support and takes Charlee from 9-11:30 every night so I can make sure to get that sleep. He is amazing!

These pictures are from the other day when I took Charlee out for our daily walk. It really helps with my sanity. Getting that bit of exercise and fresh air is so necessary. I LOVE living in NYC because it is so easy to have a newborn here. I live across the street from the grocery store and the pharmacy making last minute diaper runs a breeze!

The three of us just got back from the Jersey Shore for our first family vacation. It was so much fun and actually a lot easier than I thought it would be traveling with a newborn. I’m thinking of writing a post about that, would you guys be interested?

Anyways, I know this is a really random post haha but I wanted to give you all a quick update. I know I haven’t been posting as often, so please bare with me! I am trying to give myself some time off with my sweet girl!

xoxo-J

 

NURSERY REVEAL!

Hi Guys! Thanks for stopping by! I am so excited to share Charlee Q’s nursery with you all. I have had so much fun decorating and preparing this little oasis for my sweet girl. When designing her room, I really wanted the space to look like a baby’s room but to not be too cutesy. I wanted the pieces I purchased to transition into a toddler’s room as well as into an adult guest room. I wanted it to be elegant and warm and cozy all at the same time.

I had so much fun with this project and I challenged myself with my budget. With a little creativity and patience, I was able to find fantastic decorative accents at a reasonable price. I took my time putting together the nursery and didn’t have to spend too much! I even got a little crafty with a few DIY’s that I’ll share!

The focal point of the baby’s nursery is of course this beautiful crib! I wanted to purchase a crib that would grow with Charlee and become a toddler bed. This crib is incredible because not only does it become a toddler bed, but you can also purchase rails to make it into a full size bed as well! You really get your money’s worth!

This medallion pink rug is another item in the nursery that I absolutely love. Matt actually found it online at Overstock.com. It’s currently on sale for only $270! I really don’t know why it is so inexpensive. I would have thought this rug is super pricey based on the look and quality of it!

Charlee loves her crib and sleeps in it overnight and for naps during the day. When she isn’t sleeping in the crib, I have these beautiful accent pillows on top of the mattress. They are both from H&M. I love the pink jacquard print and floral pillow (other colors available here). The best part is how inexpensive they are. Both are under $20!

As for the crib sheets, I love the Burt’s Bees baby line. I have a few of their light pink striped crib sheets. The fabric is a super soft cotton and Charlee seems to really love how cozy it is. They are also a steal at only $17.99!

One of my favorite parts of Charlee’s nursery are these adorable bunny prints I found on Etsy. I had them printed at Staples for less than $15 and purchased pre-matted frames from Michael’s! The entire project cost me less than $80 for both framed prints. Super cute!

This recliner is amazing!! It’s such a soft creamy leather and is super comfortable as it has a great high back and comfy seat. It reclines and rocks which is perfect for the middle of the night snuggle sessions I have on the daily with Charlee. I decorated the chair with another H&M pink pillow, and adorable Jellycat bunny ! The “Q” was a gift from my sweet Sister in Law which I can’t find online, but I absolutely adore it!

The colors of the nursery are light grey, pink, and cream with gold accents. I thought a gold side table would be absolutely perfect. I found this awesome gold mirrored side table side table on Overtock.com for only $66. I also purchased this faux flower arrangement on Overstock as well. That site really has everything you need!

I am super sentimental so this Artifact Uprising Memory box was such a perfect gift for us. Our dear friends sent this to us and I have kept all of Charlee’s little mamentos in it so far. I absolutely love it!

We took this photo in this exact spot! You can purchase this easle from Michael’s.

I found this mirror on target.com for under $50. It works perfectly above Charlee’s bookcase.

I struggled with what bookcase I should get for this space. I debated between getting a tall skinny bookcase, but decided to break up this small wall instead with a short bookcase and mirror above it. I didn’t want to disrupt the space with a tall piece when everything in her nursery was around waist height. I purchased this Ikea Bookcase for $100. The wire basket  is from H&M and the pineapple lamp base and polka dot shade are from World Market.

How cute is this Ottoman?? I found it on Allmodern.com for only $179! I also love the pineapple pillowcase. I am still looking for a frame to go over the ottoman. I plan to blow up a large print of Charlee and get it framed!

This adorable Pom Pom Basket was a gift from a dear friend. I keep all of Charlee’s hats and bows in it. She has yet to wear any of them since she absolutely hates having anything on her head haha!

This dresser and changing station are a set with the crib but are sold separately. I love this dresser and can use it in a guest room when Charlee grows older. The painted mural above the changing station was a gift to me from my Mother for my bridal shower. It was hand painted by a friend of hers and is a quote from one of my favorite Celine Dion songs. I had to get a Celine reference in her nursery somehow, right?! 😉

Photography by Shadi Garman

I hope you all enjoyed taking a look into Charlee’s nursery! It was such a joy creating this space for her and a true labor of love.

See below for all items featured in this post:

Crib: Smartstuff #Myroom Convertible Crib  **Toddler Convertible Rails for crib available here

Medallion pink rug

Dresser: Smartstuff #Myroom Dresser

Changing Station: Smartstuff #Myroom Changing Station

Pillows: pink jacquard print, floral pillow (other colors available here).

Burts Bees Baby crib sheets

Etsy Bunny Prints

Palliser recliner, H&M pink pillow, and Jellycat bunny

Gold side tablefaux flower arrangementArtifact Uprising Memory box 

Target mirror 

Ikea Bookcase 

H&M wire basket  

Pineapple lamp base and polka dot shade

Gold and grey Ottoman and pineapple pillowcase

Maisonette Pom Pom Basket

Dresser and changing station

xoxo-J