In the middle of May, as blooming lilacs surrounded our house, our daughter Faye was born. After months of anticipating her arrival, we were smitten with love for the little bundle.
The days that followed were filled with lots of dreamy baby smiles and snuggles. It’s taking some time to get back to our routine and adjust to having a family of four instead of three, but both Budster and Faye are helping. Budster is a very affectionate big brother, and Faye is such a dear little girl! She has been quiet and good natured ever since we met her, content in observing the new world around her.
Well, as much as she can see, anyway. Her vision is getting better, and she can focus her eyes at different objects for longer periods of times. As she is doing it, I notice how much she likes patterns: the damask pattern of her blanket, little flowers of my night gown, and swirls of our duvet cover. Her gaze is intent and serious as she’s studying the fabrics. That gave me an idea for some pictures I can put by her crib.
Black and white pattern pictures!
Black and white – because high-contrast images are stimulating to babies’ vision. Patterns – because Faye likes them, and it gives her little corner a sophisticated look.
I got a little carried away and put together a few different combinations of patterns. Oh well, we can change the pictures once a week or so, choosing between these four different themes.
Victorian Pattern Pictures
Modern Pattern Pictures
Geometric Pattern Pictures
Floral Pattern Pictures
Faye is enjoying the updated look of her changing area… and wiggling around. I love watching her little moves and gestures.
If you have a baby who may like this addition to the nursery, you can download all of our pictures here!