Since this is the fifth time I’ve participated in the One Room Challenge, a six-week-long event where participants focus their efforts on making big changes in one room in their house, I should have known it would be an impossible challenge to complete within the allotted time frame while simultaneously caring for a newborn baby.
When the ORC began in early October, I had a four week old baby weighing in under 6 lbs, wearing Preemie clothing. Now at its completion, she’s ten weeks, over 9 lbs, and moving from Newborn to 3 month clothes! Of course, with fattening up a teeny, tiny baby as my primary focus, the room is not 100% complete, but we’re making progress.
Warning: This post contains unedited photos of an unfinished room taken by an unrested new mom. 🙂 Continue reading
To quickly recap the project, I’m participating in the One Room Challenge and creating a gender neutral vintage toy themed nursery (with a few easily reversed girly touches) for our seven-week old daughter and any subsequent children. We moved into our house less than three months before she arrived, so our main focus for her bedroom (and the rest of the house!) was to create a functional space without worrying much about how it looked. Now that she’s here, I’m taking it from functional to fun! Continue reading
In Week 3 of the One Room Challenge, I focused on making a few DIY decor items. As with the first two weeks of the ORC, it was a struggle to work on the nursery to-do list. I managed to tackle a couple of my goals and learned how to wear the baby to help accomplish these goals while simultaneously snuggling. Continue reading
In Week 2 of the One Room Challenge, I made a tiny bit of forward progress. This week was a tough one for getting much of anything accomplished. Little Miss had some congestion and was fussy. As a result, I spent a lot of time just hanging out and holding her instead of putting her in her swing or bouncy seat so I could do things. I kept reminding myself that she won’t be tiny forever and has no idea what her room looks like – she doesn’t even sleep in it yet – so whether I get photos framed or curtains hung or decide on a paint color on a certain day doesn’t truly matter. Continue reading