Hakuna Matata

This week over at Multi Mommas they are looking at Twins Nursery’s.  Through the IVFs we spent so much time talking about the things we would do when we finally had our baby.  And right from the start we knew we would not be doing the gentle pastle themes, that we would be going all out with the bold and probably more suited to the toddleer years.  We were also sold on two themes; Finding Nemo and Lion King, if we had a boy.  But we simply couldn’t come up with anything girly.  When we found out it was twins and then that it was one of each, we decided Nemo was too blue and boyish, but that the Lion King would be perfect.

I spent hours looking for just the right pictures of Simba and Nala and Timon, Pumba and Zazu for us to use.  Then we borrowed a projector and projected the pics up on the wall and drew them onto the wall:

Then we painted the outlines in black paint:

Then we filled the lines with the colours and the characters started to come to life:

Then Chris got very creative and worked on a background.

Which I have to say I was entirely unconvinced about until it was finished.

The main wall above the cots

Sausage’s cot is nearest the door and under Simba.  Thank heavens as he is the one most likely to have us up during the night.  Pudding is under Nala.

The finished wall

Then above where the compactum was going we put in the fun friends to watch them get their bums changed:

Pumba and Timon above the compactum

Doing the painting whilst pregnant with the twins was hectic on my body, I took strain, but loved every minute of the project.  I shed so many tears thinking about our babies in the room.  And it has been just as good as I imagined.  In fact even better.  About six weeks ago Pudding noticed the paintings, I mean really noticed them and started waving hello to Simba and Nala in the mornings when she woke up.  The both smile at their Lion King friends and seem to genuinely love the bright colours and their favourite characters.  I found soft, fluffy Simba, Timon and Pumba and they live on the book shelf and on a regular (almost daily) basis we have to get Simba down for a cuddle and in the last week all three are regularly cuddled and played with every day.  In fact (I may be crazy or it may be wishful thinking) but I am fairy sure that Sausage is trying very hard to say Simba or Pumba or both becuase he looks at them and says “mmmmba”!

Book Shelf

In the bay window we put a comfy arm chair and thank heavens for it, because when either of the Hope Babes is sick or gives us a hard time in the night, I have been known to sleep int hat chair with a baby in my arms.

I love our nursery and we are in the process of looking for a house with more space and I will be so sad to say goodbye to the nursery.


About MommyAtLast

Finally a Mommy to our Medical Miracle IVF Boy / Girl Twins who were born in November 2011. We overcame azoospermia using hormone therapy for my hubby to conceive our precious Hope Babes on our 4th IVF.
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11 Responses to Hakuna Matata

  1. Sam says:

    Your nursery is awesome – I love it!


  2. Fabulous Mommy says:

    I love your nursery too. I kind of wish I had put more effort into decorating our boys room. It is a perfect practical little boys room but it isn’t very pretty. I would love the time and budget to go mad decorating. Maybe oneday when we move and the boys’ room is bigger. I think any mural would make our nursery look tiny and cramped.

  3. darylfaure says:

    It is a gorgeous theme!

  4. Mrs. Gamgee says:

    You guys created a wonderful world for your little ones! It looks gorgeous. 🙂

    ICLW #7

  5. Trisha says:

    That is a lovely nursery and your babies are adorable!

    ICLW #41

  6. I love the lion king!!! You did a great job with the nursery- its a great theme for b/g twins 🙂

  7. cassiedash says:

    Stopping in for ICLW. Love your nursery! Seems like the perfect thing for both a boy and a girl, and like you put your heart into creating it, so I can see why it would be so hard to leave when you move into a new house. But maybe it will be an opportunity to create something new for your babies…if you have the time. HA!

  8. nh says:

    Stopping by from ICLW.
    Your nursery looks fantastic – the sort of thing I’d always planned to do, but wasn’t realistic when boy-o arrived with us.

  9. Maryna says:

    You guys make it look simple to design a fabulous nursery! Too artistic you are. 🙂

  10. Jennifer Vanzant says:

    You did such a wonderful job on it!!!

  11. Rebecca W says:

    Your twins’ nursery is beautiful. We went unconventional with our son’s room before he was born too and did a Super Mario theme (excuse the blurry picture; https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HOXjQN-kVLY/TX3jqTlj8UI/AAAAAAAACpc/IJYa_3IM5x0/s1600/13-03-11_mario-nook.jpg)

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