this quilt (probably in brown, green and blue instead of the rainbow colors) to go on the bed. In the mean time I have just a simple cotton crib blanket on there. I'm also hoping to make a better cover for the round pillow. I really don't like the color it is now. I'm also hoping to find a small rug to place beside the bed in case the baby rolls out. I might make one of these (though I love the size and color of this one) but for now I will just use a folded quilt.
The painting above the bed was one that hung in my room when I was a child and also hung in my brothers room once I outgrew the theme. It was painted by Chris Buffett who was a good friend of my aunts.
On the shelf (which isn't at baby's height so it can't be used to pull up on) is the snail I made, a copper picture of a sparrow my Grandma made for her children and a monster buddy. The monster buddy was a gift from Jon. I love it so much. It is handmade, local and totally unique. His name is Broo and he onced lived in Pandora's box but was treated so badly there that he flew away. Now he has found us and we need to treat him well so he doesn't fly away.
counting cards. Right now I have out one through five but the cards go to ten so I'll switch them out periodically. Jon also bought the ABC cards so those will also get switched out. On the floor is a little potty station. I have yet to finish the waterproof mat for under the potty and put out the basket of fun things for when pottying takes a while. Having a potty station isn't a requirement of either EC or Montessori but we only have one bathroom in our home and if someone is showering or using the bathroom a potty station would be handy. This will be moved over by the door once I clear the space. On the right you can see my nursing chair.
Mama Do You Love Me?, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Goodnight Moon and so many more. I can't wait to sit and read with my baby. On the last shelf is an infant potty. This one will go where I go.
The little blue bouncy chair is second-hand from a friend. I don't plan on using it much, I'd rather wear my baby but sometimes I'll need to get changed or use the bathroom and then the chair will be handy. Once that chair is outgrown it will be replaced by a child-size rocking chair for reading in. My parents kept one from my childhood that is in storage until I need it. By the door is our Tummy Tub. This will be stored in the closet once I have room and then the potty station will go here.
Finally on the wall above the little chair are some beautiful paintings Jon got me for Christmas. They are of colorful wild horses and a pair of bright hippos. They are done by a local Saltspring Island artist (can't remember the name right now but I'll find it).
Meg. I loved it so much I had to put one of these in my home. I followed this tutorial and made sure I hung it where the baby can see it while nursing.
I'm so happy with this space, I really hope it is a happy place for my baby.