Spring represents new life and new beginnings. A time when hibernation ends and sunshine is overhead. New flowers, buds on trees, that burst and breathe of fresh air that is not only inspiring, but also quite refreshing.
Spring has always been a time of reflection for me. A time to purge all the unnecessary fluff from my life. A time for change. A time to be inspired.
You know what has been my biggest inspiration this Spring?
This beautiful little girl who joined our family on March 6.
I have had the pleasure over the past 7 weeks to enjoy newborn nesting, uninterrupted for the most part. I made the mistake with my firstborn of letting visitors flow in and out of my house unannounced. I set boundaries this time around. Boundaries that essentially allowed me to enjoy some quiet bonding time with my precious bundle. Boundaries that also granted me the opportunity to focus on learning to breastfeed for the third time. Not only that – boundaries that allowed my body to rest and heal. Birthing a child may be a beautiful experience for a woman to endure, but it also does take a toll on the body physically. Resting is crucial in those early newborn days.
Now that my little one is one and a half months old, I am feeling rejuvenated. We have a routine that is slowly, but surely developing. With that routine, I have had a lot more flexibility in my day. Whether it be to work or spring clean.
Yesterday I took the opportunity to purge all of Everly’s preemie outfits from the nursery. Making room for the last few newborn outfits that she still fits, and the 0 to 3 month outfits that she is slowly filling out.
One of the many beauties of a nursery is being able to buy great quality products up front that you can use for the children to come, and continue to pass down to any other children you may one day have!
Everly’s nursery houses furniture that my eldest two children once occupied. Furniture that may now be slightly rundown, but has seen a lot of tender, love and care over the years. It is safe to say the baby nursery bears great meaning to me! It is the room of many firsts, new beginnings if you will. And, when the time comes it will also be the room of many lasts. After all – my childbearing years will eventually come to an end. It may not be anytime soon, but one day. When that time comes and my last baby outgrows the furniture in the nursery will slowly transform to grow with my child. However, let’s live for the moment and not focus on those changes just yet.
Most of the furniture that can be found in Everly’s room was purchased at Sears Canada. While Sears may not sell the exact model of furniture anymore. It is comforting to know that Sears still has the Kidvantage guarantee in place offering a teensy bit of peace of mind as the furniture and clothing gets bounced around from child to child. For those who are unfamiliar with Kidvantage; Kidvantage is Lifetime Wear Out Warranty covers children’s apparel and footwear as long as a child in the family continues to wear the size. If the item wears out, Sears will, at its option, either repair it or replace it with the identical item in the same size, or if it’s unavailable, a similar item of equal value in the same size.
With 3 children under 5, you can bet that I find myself purchasing new outfits, furniture and accessories often to suit their current stages in life. Heaven knows – they grow and develop at a rapid rate. Right now, Sears is celebrating their Newborn Nesting event! This event runs from April 18, 2014 through May 1, 2014, and is a time when customers can earn a cash card when they spend the following amount in the Baby’s Room:
- Spend $200-$299.99 on nursery furniture, baby gear, and infant fashions and get a $25 cash card.
- Spend $300-$399.99 on nursery furniture, baby gear, and infant fashions and get a $50 cash card.
- Spend $400 or more on nursery furniture, baby gear and infant fashions and get a $100 cash card.
The offer is valid in-stores and on sears.ca – which is convenient for those in communities that haven’t quite broken into spring yet. Cash cards are redeemable May 2, 2014 through May 21, 2014.
I foresee a little retail therapy in my future. How about you?
Disclosure: I am part of the Sears Mom Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.