Today I am 35 weeks....5 weeks until my due date!! Yay!! Needless to say, I am getting super excited and am feeling ready!! As you've seen, I have Oliver's room ready to go, and have been wrapping up all of the little projects and buying all of the last minute things that I will need when he makes his appearance. I have bottles ready, am drowning in swaddling blankets, and am all set with burp cloths, bibs, diapers, and wipes :)
The one thing that I never thought was a super useful thing to have is a crib quilt/comforter. Although they are adorable (my friend Catherine registered for one at Pottery Barn Kids that matches her daughters bedding and will be embroidered with her name -- sooo cute!), they are usually big and a little bit cumbersome, and seeing as how babies aren't even supposed to sleep under blankets for a long time, what really is the point?!
Well......after checking off my "want" list, and thinking about it a little bit, I did find something that they theoretically could be useful for.....you could use one as a floor blanket. When Ali's daughter Hayden was born, I had bought a "padded floor blanket" for her. It was this ADORABLE quilted/puffy blanket with pink & yellow birds on it. It wasn't a crib comforter, but an actual "floor blanket", but it looked similar to what I would think a crib comforter would. Anytime we had her on the floor playing with her, she would lay on this cozy blanket. I was thinking that all of the blankets I have for Oliver are thin, and that I might like to have a thicker "floor blanket" for him. For the house, or if we go to the park and sit on grass, or if he has to be changed in the back of the car.....a blanket like that could be pretty useful after all.
Soooo....my search began, and I found it . . . . . . MISSONI for Target! :) All of the Missoni for Target baby items are on sale, and I happened on these beauties.....
**Missoni for Target - "Patchwork" Quilt - $49.99
**Missoni for Target - "Black & White" Quilt
Aren't they AMAZING!!!?!! And they have bumpers ($49.99), crib sheets ($14.99), and crib skirts ($29.99) that coordinate....SO reasonably priced!!
These are SO SO SO stylish!! If I hadn't picked my own fabrics for Oliver's bedding (and had seen these sooner), I would have had a lot more to consider. I am still 100% in love with what I chose, but I do love that these are neutral, yet so modern and un-baby-ish!! Are you with me on this...? :)
Here are a couple of additional patterns that are available....
So...the point of the story is . . . . we now have 2 crib quilt/floor blankets for our little guy! The "Patchwork" and the "Black & White". YAY!!!!! Check and check! :) One for inside the house and one to keep in the car at all times!! Might be a tad excessive, but I couldn't resist!! I am SO excited. They already arrived and they are just as dreamy as I thought they would be!
If you are pregnant and are in search of cool crib bedding, check out Missoni for Target . You won't regret it!!