Thursday, February 11, 2010

Giraffes, Monkeys, and Lions, Oh My!

I really hoped I would be able to sleep better since I know baby is healthy, but no, I'm still up at my usual potty time and can't go back to sleep. Thought I would share this with you while I'm up. I am so guilty of a crazy obsession with all things baby that I've been shopping baby bedding, furniture, gear, you name it, for the past two years. I thought I had found the perfect bedding numerous times, but yesterday when I heard that it was a boy, I almost panicked because I wasn't sure what I wanted to do in his room (I know, that is crazy, lock me up now!). I knew it had to have brown and blue or green, but that is all I knew that I wanted.

Well, last night I went to my favorite baby bedding site Mod Pea Pod and as soon as I saw this, I HAD to have it!
It will look exactly like this, I think it is perfect and I don't want to change a thing on it. I am very fortunate that my parents are buying us our bedding as a shower gift and I am so grateful that I get to pick basically whatever I wanted. Well, I am IN LOVE with this! I had been thinking I would use a safari theme somewhere in my house, but I didn't really think about a nursery! Ha! I am going to use giraffes (you'll read why next), monkeys (because they are just so darn cute!), and lions (because I love lions) for all my decorations. I'm also going to get the little pillow to sit in my glider to pull it all together and so he will be able to use something from his bedding that his grandparents gave him for many years.

It was pretty funny because as soon as I saw it I remembered that I have a rather large, as in like 5 foot tall, wooden giraffe coat hanger (it looks like you could ride him, very cute) that my Grandfather made me when I was born. I forgot that when I got married I put it in my parent's attic because I really wanted to use it in a nursery one day. That is how I KNEW this was the theme and bedding for me. I am so excited to pass something down to my little boy (who at this time is either Nicholas or Jacob, I'm torn, but more on that tonight) that my grandfather made me (pretty much everything else is 100% girly! Ha!).

So, tell me what you think? Is it boyish enough? Will it look good with white furniture in a dark brown room?

20 comments:

Cuddles and Chaos said...

congratulations on your son! I love the bedding and the colors!

Becky said...

I like it!

Amanda said...

Amanda-
I'm so excited for yall and I love the bedding. We also found out yesterday that we would be getting a sweet baby boy too.
Amanda Barham

Todd and Courtney said...

You know I love it! Its so meaningful to have that giraffe, Its like its meant to be :)

melissa♥leann said...

The bedding is so dang cute! I'm glad to see monkey's being involved because I already found a monkey and banana I wanted to get, teehee!! I think he is gonna be my lil monkey. Yep! It's his nickname from his auntie OFFICIALLY!

AJacobs418 said...

Don't forget we also have a wooden rocking horse your grandfather made. The horse can stay in your family room. The safari theme will be adorable!

Mom

Warf pary of 3 said...

the bedding is very cute!! when we have another baby i want to do the nursery in animal prints, zebra giraffe. i wish i knew about the monogram bedding when i was pregnant with landon. thats a very cute idea. congrats on the baby boy!! i love boys and they will always love their mommies.

Regina and David said...

LOVE the bedding you picked out!! Can't wait to see photos of your complete nursery! It's very cute.

Lauren Kelly said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the bedding!!!! :)

Kristi said...

Ok so somehow I missed you found out it was a boy. Congratulations. I absolutely LOVE the bedding. It is perfect and will look great with white furniture and a dark brown room. Oh I love it.

Beth said...

I like the bedding! And I think it's sweet that you will be able to use something your grandfather made for you in your son's room.

MomMom said...

Love it! So excited and thankful for your good news.

Courtney said...

I love the bedding. The colors are wonderful!

Shanna said...

I absolutely love it! I am a little partial to lime green & polka dots anyway...they're big parts of my wedding. But, this is going to come together so well and be so cute!!! It will also look really cute with the white crib!

Faith said...

The bedding is fabulous!!! I know you are over the moon excited =)

Michelle said...

I am IN LOVE WITH THIS BEDDING! That is so perfect! You will be able to do so much with this. The colors are great and so instyle!
Love it!!!
Congrats

Lianna Knight said...

It is PERFECT Amanda!!! I have always had a hard time picking out boy things and this is just so IDEAL!!! Love it love it love it :)

Sonya said...

Congrats on a boy! I think the bedding is perfect!

Laurie said...

I love the bedding!!! It's so fun! Can't wait to see the giraffe that your grandfather made. That's so special! Congratulations on all the wonderful news! Praise the Lord!

rae said...

I LOVE it! I don't think it is too girly at all! That is so sweet about the giraffe.