and i realized i never did post any pictures of his nursery. so here a few. i was lucky enough to have a lady from church custom make all his bedding for me. i bought all the sock monkey fabric online and then she worked her magic. it is fab! i love it!
i painted the shelf & hooks, then recovered some little memory boxes w/ and framed printed copies of the fabric i got for the bedding. found the big sock moneky at a local shop and the mini sock monkeys i got as gifts.
this is a collage i did w/ a bunch of different sock monkey images. notice it still says "ashton" in there..oops need to change that. :)
more sock monkey images. these i framed in red frames. his dresser and another sock monkey from jana along with an adorable sock monkey story book. so cute! here's the most recent picture of my littlest dude. fast asleep....IN HIS CRIB mind you! yea, i rock and totally got him to fall asleep in his crib...on his own. well not totally on his own. he had some help with one of my FAVE new gadgets.... yes, this little beauty is something i got for my shower. seriously, i'm so spoiled. this is the iCrib. yea, you guessed it. it's a hangs on the side of the crib...much like the old school tape/CD players did and you plug your iPod right into it and it lulls your little dude right to sleep. it also has a built in night light that changes colors while the music plays. and just so you know i made parker his own playlist w/ his own lullibies and classical music.....BUT it doesn't mean i won't let him jam out to some pearl jam, dave mattews or INXS if need be. a little lenny kravitz maybe...nirvana?
the only problem i'm running into getting this dude to sleep is his flailing arms & hands. he wants to suck his fingers & thumb and i'm fine with that i guess (though i'm trying to get him to attach to a pacifier first) the problem is that he has no control over his hands yet so he just scratches himself to bits. i tried clipping his fingernails the other night and all was going well til i gouged a giant piece of his skin out and then i nearly reported myself to CPS for being the worse mother in the world. i also try to swaddle him still which helps but eventually he wiggles his way out of that too. he likes his pacifier ok but he ends up pulling it out and knocking it all over the place w/ those crazy arms! anyone have any suggestions?????
well, i can hear the little man wiggling about in there....he must be ready to bust a move w/ some beyonce or maybe bring sexy back w/ justin. :)