Welcome to My Crib: Baby Lovebird’s Nursery

It’s D-Day.

Or, at least, it was supposed to be.

Babies typically never arrive on their guesstimated date but we were so hoping that Baby Lovebird would make a grand entrance today. C’mon, weekend! We are banking now on her arrival over the next couple of days. Big Daddy Beau can barely contain himself and I am now simply tapped out. Ladies, you weren’t kidding when you said the last month is the hardest! Whew. And having three girlfriends, who were ‘due’ after Baby Lovebird, already have their babies this past week- makes me even more antsy and flustered.

But having the extra time at home this week gave us the chance to put more touches on the little tyke’s future room, giving us some relief and sense of nesting. There are still a couple more things we want to add in but we thought we would share what we have now!

Early on last summer, we knew we wanted to do a monochromatic room with greys, whites, and black. Babies see blacks and whites in their early weeks and months of coming in to the world and it helps stimulate them visually. We thought that was a neat fact! It helps that current nursery trends are modern and classic so we went for it. The style fits ‘us’ as well- we like to be up on what’s ‘in’.

I always had a vision for what the room would look like, so you can imagine the excitement a 40 week pregnant lady would feel when it all starts coming together!

mobile from Ollie & Penny, etsy

Here is the scoop on what we placed in her room:


Crib: Pottery Barn Baby, Emerson // Bedding: Pottery Barn Baby (Hadley and Teagan) and Target // Mobile: a black & white origami display from Ollie and Penny

Japanese Maple Artificial Tree: Pier 1 // end table: Pier 1 (painted by my Dad to match the grey scheme) *sold out // Pineapple Lamp: Target

Wait…a Wu Tang poster? Yes- you are seeing that! We had this in our bedroom at the Hotel Lafayette after picking it up at an Elmwood Art Festival a few years ago. Thanks, WNY Book Arts! They designed this when the clan performed at Town Ballroom in Buffalo. Beau is a massive old-school hip-hop fan and as for me, being a musician and who teaches Ethnomusicology, this design totally makes sense. We wanted pops of color in her room and Wu Tang brought it. #CoolBaby 

Dresser: vintage- my Mom’s dresser when she was a baby! Painted by my Dad to match // Animals: Pottery Barn Baby // Vase: Target // Stems: Hobby Lobby // Onesie: Carter’s // Poster: WNY Book Arts

 

all bedding from PB Kids except the raindrop sheet from Target
still toying with what to put in the space on the wall…hmmm

 

assortment of muslin swaddles…and a 40 week baby belly

Changing Table: Babies R Us (painted by my Dad to match) // Triangle Basket: PB Baby, currently housing Honest diapers *sold out // Headphones Muslin Swaddle: Oliver + Kit

How fun are the clothing dividers we found on Etsy?? They’re printable and can be found here. Now to find cool hangers!

Rocker Recliner and Triangle Pillow: PB Baby // Buffalo Pillow: Little Fruit Tree

a classic, of course
a view from her angle

 

 

Weekend Bash 3/28 – 3/30

We’ll take the rain any day over snow, bitter wind, and single digit temps! Buffalo is in the 40s all weekend and that means Elmwood will be bustling, traffic will be heavy, and we leave our jackets at home. Heat wave!

FRIDAY 3/28

  • Make your reservations RIGHT NOW to Bistro Europa on Elmwood. They close up this location on Monday in prep for their big move to Connecticut St. This is your last chance to hold court in the original hot spot. Call 716-884-1100. Check out their menu updates at europabuffalo.com or on their Twitter @europabuffalo
  • It’s the last weekend to catch ‘Once’ at Shea’s. This eight-time award winning Broadway show gives you a beautiful story of a musician who finds inspiration with a new girl in his life and how the growing love inspires the music. Do not miss this! Click here for tickets. The show closes 3/30.
  • Buffalo Quickies opens this weekend and continues through April 19th at the Alleyway Theatre. Seven quick plays all take place in one evening- everything from homework to the wild wild west, planned accidents to spicing up your marriage. Located in the Theater District of Buffalo, grab dinner nearby at Encore (sushi), Rue Franklin (dress up for French), or Bambino (pizza, wine, late night). [bambino boasts online reservations- do it in the car or before you hit the underground]

***remember, Perfetto is temporarily closed…hmm…unfortunately, we need to keep this off our downtown list for now…

 

SATURDAY 3/29

  • RED is in its last weekend at 710 Main Theatre. (all about that theater district this weekend!) Art. Paint the town red. Winning six Tony Awards, this is a not-to-be-missed performance run in our city of Buffalo. Hurry because it ends 3/30! Tickets here! Get your food fix at Kaydara Noodle Bar on Main St. (hello, pho), Founding Fathers on Edward St. (free nachos), or Seabar on Ellicott (you better reserve quick).
  • Wu Man performs Saturday and Sunday at Kleinhans with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Who is Wu Man, you ask? She is a virtuosic pipa player. What is a pipa, you ask? A pipa is a traditional lute-like instrument from China (often associated with ‘the sound of China’). Still curious? Recall back to Incubus‘ ‘Aqueous Transmission’ in the early 2000s. That cool sounding plucked string you hear in the beginning is a pipa. Yep!! So go book your tickets to this East Meets West concert NOW.

 

SUNDAY 3/30

  • Take each other (or the family) to Maple Weekend in Gowanda at Maple Glen Sugar House. Take a tour of the sugar house and overlook the process of how maple syrup is made and watch demos on tree tapping. Take a ride through their sugar bush with horse-drawn wagons and overload on sugar.
  • The 6th Annual Edible Book Festival happens at WNY Book Arts in downtown from 4-8pm. Watch these books be on exhibit, judged…and then eaten! Check out the site for more details. Can’t just live off edible books for dinner- so make sure you swing by Pan Am in the Hotel Lafayette, Tappo, or Soho on Chippewa.