Monday, December 31, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have a Nursery

We've had a dilemma at Chez Scout over the past couple of months: Where in the hell are we going to put a baby?

Both of our spare bedrooms are upstairs, so the idea of putting a nursery up there isn't too appealing. But we have this odd space that was probably just a bad idea on the part of the previous owners - which works to our advantage because it's right off of our bedroom (and too weird of a space to use for anything else - up until recently we used it for our computer area):

Now I'm a huge fan of anything do-it-yourself-ish, and I also love the concept of the show Wasted Spaces. The other day as I was wondering where we would have room to put all of the baby's clothing, considering there will be close to no floor space after the crib is here (and with the nursery not technically being built as a bedroom, there isn't a closet). My first thought? Bathroom towel racks! (Showcased at the front are two of my favorites: the little sweater was something that my mom bought, and the little blue teddy bear cuddly thing was something my step mom bought):

And I guess now is as good a time as any to reveal the baby's name. I hate calling him "the baby". So here you go (my mom joked that the name we chose rhymes with my favorite bad word!) Oh, and I was inspired by my father, the pilot of the family:


Anonymous said...

erin --

i love the name -- some how ir goes perfectly with your last name.
have a box already for the baby as soon as all is official -- nursery is adorable -- love the french doors -- do you have a lock to keep the dogs away from all those darling outfits?

good luck with all the preperations


aunt penny

Sarah said...

It looks wonderful. When I have a baby, I need to invite you and my mom to town to decorate for me.

Heidi said...

You are too creative! And love the wall colors . . . do you need anything? Just let me know because I still have some baby stuff that I will probably never use again, sigh. Can't wait to read all about the joys and headaches of parenting!

Anonymous said...

That is way cool. Too adorable. What a good use of space. You will need to come and plan my nursery if and when I ever find myself in that condition. What's up with the comment from your Aunt?? What the hell does official mean?? Is being pregnant official or when the baby is born or is 6 months old. I don't mean to hurt your Aunt's feelings but that comment is jacked up!!

Hang in there. I look forward to updates.

Sarah said...

Anonymous -- Erin and Mark are adopting. My guess is that's what her aunt meant by "official." There's still a fraction iffy-ness about their situation.

But no degree of iffy-ness about how much I already freaking love that little baby! I can't wait to see him!

Erin said...


I need everything! Seriously, I'm so excited about everyone's generousity. I will take whatever you want/need to get rid of. Why haven't you and I met up already? We're not that far apart!

sharona said...

Ahh, if only you were having a girl! I'd flood you with buckets of clothes (seriously, I have 4 of those huge plastic storage bucket/box things full).
I love the look of the nursery and of course, baby clothes are sooo cute they look great on "display". I also love his name too! What a great place for your son to come home to!

Vonn** said...

The room is absolutely adorable. Your do-it-yourself skills ROCK!

This kid will have the best science projects EVER! :)

SoHoS said...

I am soooo excited for you!!!!!! What a perfect room.

Jennifer said...

You should register at Babies R' Us or Target, etc. It is a fun activity. And it will give you a better idea of what you need for the first year of his life. Have fun with it and put stuff that you want too.