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Postby bitzala » Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:51 pm

oh, Chimay-- Ava's beautiful. Congratulations! Glad she made it safe and sound.


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Postby rambling » Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:34 am

Chimay, she really is beautiful - congratulations! Thanks for also reminding me we should finish our nursery several weeks early just in case...

We've unofficially been calling our daughter-to-be Ava as well. It was the name my little nieces gave her when I told them she was about the size of an avocado at the time. Unfortunately, they want her middle name to be Cado...

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Postby MikeLindsey » Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:32 pm

Congrats Chimay! I was waiting for this thread to be added to. What a great addition!

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Postby lulusgirl » Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:05 pm

She's beautiful. Congratulations.

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Postby roxy500 » Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:15 pm

Yay - congrats!! :cheers:

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Postby mandykittie » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:10 pm

mmmm, I just stumbled on this place:

http://www.moderntots.com/

for all those late-night impulse kiddie-shopping needs :)

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p.s. I love to give advice, and here's my best piece for the new parent. My husband got me a lovely new iPod for Christmas, and I've used it nearly every night since. It made those late nights just so much more bearable (listening to the npr podcasts, watching something I couldn't be bothered to watch on TV, or, god forbid!, music) really made all that rocking go by fast. Side benefits: great for airplane cartoons to keep our three year old occupied, kept me from falling asleep while nursing in the middle of the night :)
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Postby Miguel » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:22 pm

Congrats, Chimay... Cute girl!

Hope you guys are prepared for the food fights...
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Postby Chimay » Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:55 am

I wanted to thank everyone on the board for all of the kind words of congratulations. At the encouragement of Sky and a few others, I thought I'd give a quick update and post a few photos. Here's also a copy of the birth announcement that I drew for the occasion (Please excuse my rudimentary CorelDraw skills, and my apologies to Shag if he's out there!).

Ava's doing well. Her mom and dad are sleep deprived being kept very busy (hence the decline in posts), but otherwise very happy and proud.

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Postby Kimba » Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:58 pm

Ava is precious! I adore babies!!!!!
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Postby honour98 » Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:14 pm

I've always liked Yvette, Yvonne, Juliette, Giselle, and Thalia (the H is silent).

Awesome nursery.

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Postby scowsa » Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:53 am

Could not resist posting one more addition to that modern baby's room -- "an iPod-based compact crib sound system that lets you choose the music that soothes your baby to sleep"

Courtesy of an article in today's WSJ


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Postby MikeLindsey » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:57 am

This is actually a very good idea. My wife is due in April and I might pick this up. I already have portable ipod bookshelf speakers for his room, but this might be a little more age appropriate.

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Postby Mod&Pop » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:17 pm

I am a huge fan/collector of modern design and I have recently come across a large selection of custom Nursery and children's furniture produced by Nurseryworks. It is all new, in excellent shape and half of what you can get it for anywhere else. E-mail me for requests and inventory. Here is an example of a listing I posted on eBay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/NurseryWorks-Dwell- ... dZViewItem

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Postby tg » Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:50 pm

I've been meaning to post these photos of our attempt at a modern nursery for weeks, but never took the time to do so. Now that the baby is only weeks away, I figured it was now or never! I had a lot of inspiration from looking at the photos elsewhere in this thread.

I did all of the renovation work myself to keep the costs down, with the exception of installing new carpet. Previous owners had installed a wall of mirrors and a horizontal hand rail on one entire wall (she was into dance or something), so I tear all of that down and patch drywall before I painted.

Furniture came from craigslist, hand me downs, and Target. My wife made the curtains and I think they look really cool. I painted the mural in the corner. We wanted our nursery to have as much of our handiwork as possible since this is our first child and we are excited.

I wish I knew how to merge all these photos into a single one, but I don't. Just pretend that you are walking in and looking at the first, then rotating your head to the left.

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Postby synthetic space » Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:38 am

Love the mural, TG! Congrats on the upcoming arrival! :cheers:

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Postby PNWgal » Tue May 01, 2007 11:11 am

Sorry that previous post was such a mess. Is there no way to edit something after it is posted?


My $.02 worth on modern nursery furnishings...

I stumbled across and ended up buying a rocker/glider. We LOVE it. (No baby here yet, but we rock in it just for fun!) It has a nice, high back so we can rest our heads--will be very useful for those middle of the night rockings. Ralph was extremely helpful and even made the rocker for us in all orange even though it is not an 'advertised' color option. He said it would arrive in 6 weeks and it arrived in 5. I always love it when expectations are exceeded!


We also bought the Nurseryworks Loom crib (). Since my husband and I are both over 6 feet tall, we liked that this crib was higher than the Ouef that we were originally looking at.


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Postby PNWgal » Tue May 08, 2007 6:24 pm

Someone has arrived to use all the new, fun furniture:

Baby Dot!
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Postby Chimay » Wed May 09, 2007 8:45 am

Congratulations! From one new parent to another, all I can tell you is that it all happens so fast, don't forget to take the time to enjoy the experience (especially after you get past the first 3 months of zombie-like sleep deprivation!).

Anyway, I haven't posted here much lately, largely because of my own daughter, Ava, and not having much time. Here are a few pics to share:

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Postby SoMo » Wed May 09, 2007 3:28 pm

Welcome to the world, Dot!! :D

Congratulations to the whole family. She's a cutie!

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Postby sky » Fri May 11, 2007 8:37 pm

Congratulations, PNWgal. That's a great photo of Dot. I love her name.

Great photos of Ava too, Chimay. She must have gone mobil by now.

I think you owe us some of Lily too, Roxy500. She must be one plus by now. No?

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Postby roxy500 » Sat May 12, 2007 7:54 am

Oh, twist my arm, Sky.
Lily is 1 year and 2 months old now. She walks and talks and spreads food all over her face.

Here's some pictures from this week.


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Postby roxy500 » Sat May 12, 2007 8:00 am

On topic, check out our baby-proofing on the fireplace edges behind Lily's chair. The one on the left was pulled off by Lily. I just took some of that foam that goes on pipes and cut it to size. Even though we need to put it back on the fireplace several times a day, the amount of head-bonking it has saved us is worth it. I would much rather live with some ugly foam on our fireplace for a couple of years than have Lily live with a scar on her cute lil' face.

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Postby PNWgal » Sat May 12, 2007 9:12 am

Thanks, everyone, for the good wishes. We are enjoying every minute!

Looks like some mighty cute modern kids on this site...wow! (All girls too...hmmmm)

Thanks for the fireplace tip Roxy. We'll be needing that in a few months.

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Postby kjansma » Sat May 12, 2007 2:32 pm

Chimay, do I spy some Baby Legs on Ava? Good choice for keeping her cute, stylish and warm!

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Postby Chimay » Sat May 12, 2007 2:47 pm

Yup. Those are indeed baby legs, which are great for keeping her warm - and also protect her legs when she's crawling around on the floor. We have at least four pair!

By the way, we found out about them from our favorite baby blog, www.sweet-juniper.com.
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Postby roxy500 » Sat May 12, 2007 8:31 pm

We love the babylegs! Lily likes to hike up her skirt and look at the gap between diaper and babylegs. It's sort of racy, in a babyish way.


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