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Felix Bae Lovett and His Nursery

And just like that I had a baby. Ha, I wish it was just like that. It was more like 17 hours and 30 mins of pushing and baby finally came out, on November 1st at 9:18 am. Not too bad considering some of the stories I’ve heard. I actually think my labor was less scary than I had imagined and my overall pregnancy went by pretty smoothly so I  definitely consider myself lucky, which brings me to our baby’s name: Felix.

When looking through a baby name book with over 10o,000 names, I was starting to feel overwhelmed and felt like we were going to arrive at the hospital nameless. We knew we wanted a baby name that started with an F to commemorate TH’s grandpa’s name, Fred. I wanted a name that could easily translate from English to Spanish and nothing on the popular list. It was TH who came across Felix and as the name slipped off his tongue nonchalantly, I remember saying, wait say that again. I liked it pretty much immediately. Short, strong, familiar but not particularly common; it was the definition though that really sold us.

Felix: one who is happy and prosperous; lucky, favored by luck or the lucky one.

Furthermore, reminding me of a quote that TH’s dad always says, “I’d rather have luck than skill any day.”

It took us a bit longer to decide on a middle name. For a while, I wasn’t really sure I wanted one but then thought it’d be nice to give him a name in honor of TH’s 93-year-old grandma who’s been asking for a baby pretty much since we got married. So we took Baeila, the name TH’s grandma was named after and shortened it to Bae.

While in the hospital, Sabra emailed me the pictures she took of Felix’s nursery and I finally got some time to look through them and share.

Remember before it was just a guest room where the dogs loved to hang out? I never really put any effort into decorating it because I knew it would one day be a baby’s room.

And now it’s Felix’s room.

Nursery_before

After

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I knew I wanted to create a window seat for our dogs to continue to hang out on, with drawers underneath for extra storage and bookshelves on either side for displaying books and personal accessories.

Bookcase

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Baby’s only friends right now.

Green pillows gifted to me by Arianna Belle.

Striped fabric is from Calico Corners and window fabric is from Perennials, welted in fabric I had leftover from another project.

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I found this vintage artwork on Etsy titled, Mexican Journey, as a reminder of his heritage.

The Aviary wallpaper, from Schumacher, was the jumping off point. Cool little birds that remind me of TH’s nickname, baby bird, still used by his mom.

The moose toy rocker is from IKEA. Moose was a nickname I briefly gave TH when we were first married.

Sparrow crib from Oeuf with sprout kite sheets from Serena and Lily.

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I had the campaign style dresser/changing table custom made and lacquered in Benjamin Moore Stratford Blue.

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Rocker and midcentury footstool were both found on Etsy. The rocker, however, was refinished and reupholstered.

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Check the little guy out

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Happy Thursday!

photography: Sabra Lattos

  1. November 7, 2013

    Congratulations…from an admirer and fellow mom of 4 far away in Louisiana!
    Mary Ann

  2. November 7, 2013

    Well sh*t, this post just made me tear up! Im so happy for you BCF. I can’t wait to meet him. And the dresser is amazing! *tear*sniffle*tear

  3. November 7, 2013

    Oh, congratulations Irene!!! I love his name (and the meaning). And the nursery is absolutely darling. Enjoy your sweet baby! My babies are now 7 and almost 11, but I remember sitting in their nurseries, holding them close, as if it was yesterday. 🙂

  4. November 7, 2013

    Love the nursery, especially all the thought that went into designing it. You did an amazing job as always. Baby will LOVETT!
    Bienvenido Felix!

  5. November 7, 2013

    Whew! Is it silly that I am sitting here crying?! I love his name and especially the meaning. And you did an amazing job on the nursery. I’m so happy for you both!

  6. November 7, 2013

    Congrats beautiful mama!! The nursery looks incredible – lucky Felix! Love the name too. Enjoy all the precious moments to come. XO

  7. oh congrats irene and TH!!!!!! hi felix!

    sabra – those pics arent even real they are so good

  8. November 7, 2013

    Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to facetime with you and baby Felix!! Love the room and love you mama!!xoxo

  9. November 7, 2013

    Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to facetime with you and baby Felix!! Love the room and love you mama!! xoxo

  10. November 7, 2013

    Looks great! A lucky boy indeed 🙂 Congrats again!

  11. November 7, 2013

    Very nicely done, hermanita! I’m so happy for you, your family and for my new nephew, Felix Bae!

  12. November 7, 2013

    Congratulations Irene! Beautiful pictures and what a HANDSOME little guy! So happy for you guys 🙂 LOVE the name too! xo’s

  13. November 7, 2013

    I love it 🙂 Again, so happy for you all. I can’t wait to see him.

  14. November 7, 2013

    congratulations! your baby is adorable and i loooove his name. and what a gorgeous room! he is a lucky little guy indeed 🙂

  15. November 8, 2013

    Congratulations on sweet Felix! While we were looking, I loved that name too, and wanted the same Spanish compatibility. We ended up with José Townes- José after my Dad and Townes just because we liked it. We call him Townes, but my Dad and my Spanish family call him Pepito. 🙂 He is a sweet nugget and the room is simply gorgeous. Love what you did with the rocker and footstool.

    Here’s our nursery if you’re up in the middle of the night and trying to stay awake… 🙂
    http://thenestinggame.com/2013/06/04/the-babys-room/

  16. November 8, 2013

    Congratulations on your new son, the light of your life.
    God bless your family, and all are so blessed with your amazing talent for creating a beautiful home, especially the new room for Felix, it shows your and the TH’s love in so many ways!
    As a grandma of a 7 year old, you have my best wishes for a wonderful new lifetime adventure!

  17. November 8, 2013

    Hi Irene,

    Congratulations with baby Felix!!!
    I saw his nursury on Gaby’s FB page…I didn’t know!
    Anyway, it’s totally adorable and I wish you guys all the best.

    Thanks to you for babysitting for me when mine were that little…you’ll be great!

    xo,
    Alicia

  18. November 9, 2013

    Congrats!! Love the nursery and the significance of everything you chose.

  19. November 10, 2013

    He’s beautiful. Congratulations! It’s so funny that your husband found the name and you had him say “Felix” again to be sure you liked it. That’s exactly how we decided our baby’s name. The nursery is so sweet. I’m sure he will love growing up there.

  20. November 13, 2013

    Congratulations on your little Felix! He is precious. And his nursery is absolutely adorable. Love it!!

  21. November 16, 2013

    Congrats on the arrival of your son. Love his name, my grandfather’s name was Felix so I have always felt it was special.

  22. Irene! I am so happy for you and TH!!! And baby felix? What a PHENOMENAL name? I adore it.

    Your nursery is so beautiful, I love the wallpaper, art, campaign dresser, rocker,stool….I could go on and on…

    So excited for you and your family! <3 <3 <3

  23. November 26, 2013

    I heart him!!! I was looking in ur pics for nora, where is that silly girl hiding! I can already imagine felix throwing balls out of his crib for her to fetch.

  24. January 18, 2014

    No way! This is AMAZING. The built ins and wallpaper are killing it! So so so good!

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