Alec Gets a Room!

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So far Alec has been my best sleeper. Ever since day one his nighttime schedule has been awesome. And now, at almost 3 months old, he has several nights in a row with 8 or 9 hour stretches between waking. Up until Jane moved downstairs, he was sleeping either in his crib-side bassinet or in my arms. The day after Jane had her first successful night sharing a room with Megan, I decided to turn her room into his. He slept in his crib for the first time on June 7th.

Jane passing the torch:

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Alec’s first nap in his new bed:
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I purchased the crib bedding for Jack, and had planned to do a space theme for him. After I set up the room for Jane (you know, back when the doctor told us she was a boy) and had to take it all down again (you know, 6 weeks before she arrived when he told us she was a girl) I considered getting rid of the bedroom décor that I had bought for Jack. I just didn’t know if I would ever end up using it. I’m glad I hung onto it though because setting it up for Alec’s use wasn’t as emotionally difficult as I once thought it would be. It was just sweet that he was able to use things once meant for his brother.

The canvas with Alec’s birth details was a gift from my brother Sam and sister-in-law Kaylee. It is perfect for his room.

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The crib mobile was also purchased for Jack. In fact, the only thing I bought new this time around to complete Alec’s room was a new lampshade!

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My mom bought this for us years and years ago. Thanks mom!

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My mom also gave us this American flag. We had just been storing it before because we had nowhere to put it, but I thought with the stars and colors it would fit in well in Alec’s room. We’ve also had the star pillow tucked away since Jack.

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I like that Alec now has a place to call his own. The room was all girl up until Jane moved downstairs and it was a little weird not having an actual room for him. Now we have a sweet and simple nursery for our sweet and simple little guy.

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