Olivia’s room: part I

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{photo by Kera Thompson}

Creating Olivia’s room was a very special project for me. My first baby, Reese, was stillborn at 28 weeks… so when I got pregnant for the second time, I had a hard time believing that I would ever actually have a baby. When I finally held Olivia in my arms this past July, I was so relieved, so grateful, and {as you can imagine} overjoyed with the thought of finally being able to design a space for my baby.

The process was not only joyful but very therapeutic~ my husband and I painted the walls ourselves, looked for bargains & treasures high and low, and chose each item for the room thoughtfully. I wanted it to be warm, feminine, and sweet but unique. I wanted it to be a place where we could laugh, cuddle, sing, and rest… where we could display fun pieces we find on our adventures as expats. I wanted it to be a place where she could see and feel the overwhelming love that we have for her. Every day & night as I change her, feed her, sing to her, rock her ~ in this room, I feel such peace. And I think she likes it too.