That is so beautiful! I love that she will have a great potato head collection to get her started (if those are hers...)
I just have to point out that crib bumpers are no longer considered to be safe as they can restrict the air flow around babies and may
be a contributing factor in SIDS. As long as the crib is new enough the slats will be close enough together that you should be fine without the bumper. (but aren't they so darn cute???) Sorry to be a downer - I'm such an overprotective mom (is there any other sort?)
Enjoy dreaming about your new little one!
I've already gone through the pros and cons and I'm not too worried as we will have a ceiling fan for air flow and:
Between 1985-2005 there have been 27 accidental deaths of children between the ages of 1 month and 2 years of age due to use of bumper pads in the United States. Formal investigations revealed that 11 infants likely suffocated when their face rested against the bumper pad, 13 infants died when they became wedged between the bumper pad and another object, and three infants died from strangulation by a bumper tie.
That's 1-2 deaths per year out of more than 4 million babies born per year(in the US). I think it sounds more like a freak accident than a real safety hazard. Choking to death, dying in a car accident, being hit by a car, and even getting attacked by a shark trumps the likelihood of something happening because of bumper pads.
I also plan on having the Angelcare monitor.
Thanks for all of the compliments! The shelves and drawers are built in, when we bought the house a little over a year ago I just *knew* that would be the future nursery. It's perfect storage for a baby/child!