For most moms (and dads), decorating their baby’s nursery before the child is born is one of our first acts of love. We put such thought and effort into preparing a space for this tiny little person who will make such a grand impact on our lives. We imagine the type of room our child would want to be welcomed into, and grow into.
While I was pregnant with J, we slowly transitioned A into her “big-girl furniture” and began reassembling a nursery in the next room over. Because we were having another girl, we were able to reuse pretty much all the furniture, bedding, and decorations, but there were a few little “extras” that I knew I wanted to throw into the nursery the second time around:
1. A glider chair for all those hours I knew I’d spend nursing the baby in the middle of the night
2. A pretty chandelier to replace the floor lamp that A was constantly almost knocking over onto herself
3. Some beautiful, artistic newborn photography to encapsulate those early days of the baby’s life (keep an eye out for more on this topic, later)
4. And a personalized growth chart to help document just how quickly my tiny little baby will grow into a big kid
When I was looking for personalized growth charts, I started on Petite Lemon’s site, since I fell in love with the design of so many of their products when I was compiling my list of the Best Big-Brother & Big-Sister Gifts. The company was generous enough to send me a gorgeous growth chart that I customized with pictures of my beautiful girls and their names!
The chart is good-sized at 12″ x 42″; it’s printed on heavy-weight canvas with vivid colors and crystal clear photos; and it includes sturdy metal grommets in each corner for hanging. But here’s what I love most: the professionals at Petite Lemon allowed me to personalize our growth chart with photos and text, AND they got the order right!!
(Want to hear a sad story on that topic? Right before J was born, A received a big-sister shirt that had been personalized with her name. Cute, right? What was not so cute was that the vendor misspelled her name! The order was placed with the correct spelling, but this very popular Etsy vendor just didn’t take the time to check her work. So annoying!)
Anyway…we’re loving the look of J’s nursery now, with all the “extras” we’ve accumulated to make the space personal, functional, and fun! If you’re looking for some nursery inspiration of your own, you’ll love our list of the Top Ten Nursery Themes, below.
And if you’re looking for personalized growth charts (or personalized alphabet charts, or photo posters, or clothing, or cards…), don’t forget to check out Petite Lemon, who is generously offering one merelymothers reader a $50 gift card!! Interested? Read on…
1. Chevron Chic
2. The Charmed Life
3. The Great Outdoors
4. Killer Color Schemes
5. Words to Live By
6. Beautiful Baby Photos
7. Super Trendy Owls
8. Rustic Rooms
9. Vintage Vibe
10. Into the Wild
If you’re looking for even more inspiration for your nursery, check out our Nurseries Pinterest board!
Hoping to snag something personalized from Petite Lemon for your kids?
Be sure to Like merelymothers on Facebook and leave us a comment below telling us the theme in your child’s room, and how you chose it. The winner will be announced on Friday, June 14. Good luck!