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