Bella loves the new glider.
I’ve been meaning to post pictures of the glider rocker my parents gave me for my birthday. But Bella’s room was a mess and I couldn’t bear to take photos until it was cleaned. Yesterday I had a sudden spurt of energy and felt a pressing need to clean her room. I guess that’s what they call “nesting”. I’m hoping this energy wasn’t a one-off thing but presages an imminent transition to the second trimester when my exhaustion and nausea magically melt away and I am happy and full of energy to get to all those projects that are haunting me.
This is the first room in the new house I’ve actually got to a point where I feel it’s the way I want it. (With the small exception of some boxes of baby clothes in the corner behind the bed, which I skillfully omitted from the photos. Those still need to be sorted and stored in the basement.)
The ottoman not only helps mommy get her feet up, it’s also a perfect place for Bella to read her books.
The braided rug on the floor, whose greens, blues and pinks tie the room together wonderfully, I found on sale and bought as a sort of birthday present to myself.
The baby quilt on the back of the rocker is one I rescued from the trash. It was draped across a chair that was sitting on the curbside with a “free” sign on it. I thought the quilt was adorable and couldn’t bear to think of it being thrown away so I brought it home and washed it. Green and blue are my favorite colors and this quilt matches my nursery decor quite well.
The lovely green and cream afghan at the foot of the bed was a wedding present from Noelle, one of Dom’s Steubenville friends. It’s soft and cuddly, perfect to throw on my lap while I nurse Bella to sleep. It used to pad the back of my old glider so that I was sitting at a comfortable angle. The new one doesn’t need that kind of padding.
Now Bella’s room is so cozy, I sometimes go in there just to sit and relax.