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November 16, 2011

Jonah's nest...

Hello, again! I just wanted to share some of the pictures of Jonah's nursery for those of you who do not follow me on facebook.

We loved every minute of decorating this room for our little boy. It was difficult at first to even think about removing all of Madeline's things. But over time, Rick and I were able to find enough strength to do so. It was very hard because she never spent one night in there or used any of those things, but they were hers. Her nursery was just a picture of our love for her. If I knew the outcome in advance, I still would have prepared that beautiful room for her... Even for just 2 days. Every ounce of hard work was worth it.

As we thought about what we would do for Jonah Bear's nursery, I knew one thing... I wanted to keep Maddie's tree. So, I came up with a sweet whimsical woodland theme with pastels and ran with it. I found the perfect bedding by Glenna Jean, and the name of it was Finley. Finley was the name of the Caden Lane bedding I bought for Maddie Grace. I thought that was too cool of a coincidence, yet something else they shared. (By the way, we will be removing his bumpers before he sleeps in his crib. We are taking every precaution to reduce the risk of SIDS.)

After finding the perfect bedding, I wanted to find the perfect animals to put in there. I wanted birds in there for sure to honor Maddie. I also found little squirrels, owls, bunnies, deer and hedgehogs. I thought they were so sweet. I ordered custom wall letters and the mobile off of etsy, along with some sweet little crochet animals.

We added little leaves, buttons and animals into Maddie's tree and then Rick painted some other whimsical tree's on the other wall. He even painted a nest with 4 eggs and a Maddie Birdie with an "M" on her wing. By the way, he free-handed EVERYTHING. Yep, he's pretty amazing. I finished it off with the sweetest polka dot rug and some other fun things.

A lot of tears and love went into this room, but we enjoyed making a precious nest for our precious little boy. We love him so much and can't wait for him to get here and enjoy it.

Enjoy... =)

And now we wait... We wait for this precious little boy to join our family. So excited!


  1. Where did you get that spotted rug and how do I follow you on FB?

  2. Beautiful room! Praying for your family!

  3. this is by far one of theBEST nursery themes I have ever seen. :)

  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! So gorgeous! You guys did an awesome job! Little Jonah will be so comfy in that room! How lucky he is to have you guys as his family! Praying for you always!

  5. I LOVE what you have done for Jonah! its Magazine perfect! If you lived closer to me I'd hire you to help me with a nursery for my future *hopefully soon* rainbow. I can sure see the love that you put into this room...i'm sure it will be even better when Jonah looks back one day and see's what you've done.

  6. Thank you all SO much! I really appreciate your sweet words. We loved every moment of putting this room together for our little boy. Now I can't wait to share him with you. =)

    ... I found the rug at! =)

  7. Oh GEEEEEZ! I am so in love with this nursery. Can you and the family fly to California for a weekend and design a bedroom for my two littlest boys? You guys are so creative and talented. Jonah is a lucky little boy!

    Can I ask what blue you used on the walls? It is lovely and fun.

  8. I have been following your blog through a friend's blog and came upon this poem today written by a mother who had lost 2 sons. It made me think of you and others I know who have experienced the great loss of their child. I thought it might encourage you to know there are so many of us who truly understand. As you enter the time of the arrival of your new little boy many will say comments to the effect that the new baby will fill the gap of the one lost. You know that to be a false statement as do I. Looking forward to hearing and seeing pics of your newest precious child :)

    To those who look away ...
    when I grow teary-eyed in the baby department, look a little deeper.
    Surely you have some compassion in your heart.
    To those who change the subject when I speak my sons' names,
    change your way of thinking.

    It just might change your whole life.

    To those who roll their eyes and say that we barely had them at all, how could we miss them so much, in our hearts we have seen them live a thousand times.
    We have seen their first steps, first day of school, their weddings, and their children.

    We have had them forever in our minds.

    To those who say we can have another,
    we did.
    I thank God for her everyday,
    but even if I have twenty more babies,
    I will forever have two in the grave,
    and that is two too many.

    To those who say to get on with my life,
    I have.
    It is a different life,
    The life of a grieving mother.

    One with a tremendous amount to be thankful for,
    but also one with a lot to mourn the loss of!
    Do not judge the bereaved mother.

    She comes in many forms.
    She is breathing,
    but she is dying.
    She may look young,
    but inside she has become ancient.

    She smiles, but her heart sobs.
    She walks, she talks, she cooks, she cleans, she works, she IS, but she IS NOT, all at once.

    She is here, but part of her is elsewhere for eternity.

    Do not dismiss us: we have shaped more than just the future generation.

    We have released all the tiny angels who are watching over you

    Open your eyes to US
    and you just might see THEM

    . ~~~ Author Unknown ~~~