Sunday, July 6, 2014

Cooper's nursery

Cooper's nursery has been 90% complete for several months.  We got his furniture right around Christmas and I had it all laid out and mostly decorated from that point on.  Once my baby shower came along, I received many of the larger items that he will need, but doesn't need just yet, so they were all stored in his crib.  I moved him out of the bassinet in our room and into his room and crib this week, and I finished decorating the nursery so I took pictures of his room.  It is decorated with football stuff.  The 2 pictures flanking the window are of Marc playing football for St. John's University.  They were professional shots that we had framed.  I like that it's not just generic football pictures, or some professional athlete; it's Cooper's Dad.  The afghan that sits over the back of the rocking chair/glider was made for Marc by his Grandma when he was playing in College as well, so it's got sentimental value.

When we had Cooper's newborn pictures taken, we had the photographer take one in the Razorback hat I bought for him, and that picture is in the football frame above the rocker.  The painting hanging from the shelf says "how to really be a Razorback" and it lists the Fayetteville game traditions of our HOGS.  The nursery has to play double duty as my office, so I bought a corner desk that sits behind the closet door and doesn't take up much room.  The curtains were made by my mom and me, the football plays were drawn by Marc, and I made the monogram sign and the "thinking" sign.  We also bought a framed print of Vince Lombardi's speech "What it takes to be Number 1" and hung it by the crib/changing table.  I custom ordered his bedding from  and ordered the 2 football rag rugs on the floor from  I like that I was able to make several of the items that are in his room, and ordered the ones I couldn't make myself.  The lamp on the dresser is a football also, and I ordered a football bank from  I'm still waiting for that to arrive.

I really like the way his room turned out, it's my own design and unique, and I hope he loves football as much as we do!

We will go to the pediatrician on Tuesday for his 2 month check up and first round of shots.  He was 8 weeks old this past Thursday and will be 2 months old on Tuesday.  I'll do a post with his stats and a picture then.

Hope y'all had a safe and fun Independence day!


  1. Love all the personal touches!

    1. Thanks, Sara!! Your kids are getting so big!! :) hope y'all enjoyed the beach!