EEEEP! Y’all, I am so excited to share this full post with you today. We’ve had the nursery done for months, but I didn’t want to share it until Rory was here. And now, I can’t believe he’s a month old tomorrow! This nursery is incredibly special to me. I dreamed it up while feeling completely lost after finding out Rory was going to be a boy instead of the little girl I thought so surely God had told me I was having. This, along with a whole bunch of other stuff unfolding in our life, left me confused to say the very least. Rory’s nursery sort of became my project that distracted me from what was happening in our personal lives.
Puppies. Everybody likes puppies.
I am not kidding. That’s where this room started the day after I found out the gender. So I looked up on Etsy “Puppy Prints” and I found these. These prints are what got me excited about having another little boy. Isn’t that funny? God grows His plans and desires within us in mysterious, custom-tailored ways. Mine for Rory came through nursery design. Then, as our life took some crazy turns, the rest of Rory’s story unfolded as I felt God tell me his unique mark and why his name would be what it is. I have shared about this on Instagram a bit, but my pregnancy with Rory was a deeply spiritual time in my life. We’ve had some massive changes happen right smack dab in the middle of my pregnancy, some quite unexpectedly but very necessary while others have been long and drawn out. We made choices for our family that looked crazy to the outside world. And then, while it felt we ought to fight and defend ourselves, we chose to be silent. God told me Rory’s full name was Rory Liam, and although at the time I didn’t know of anything to come in the months ahead, I knew it was what God was telling me He would be for us in 2020. Rory means “King” *Red King to be exact, so we thought it’d be hilarious if he came out red headed!* and Liam means “Protector.” As we labored through an incredibly painful season, one that was necessary to birth something new in us and regrow dead places in our hearts, I grew Rory Liam within me. I was pregnant both physically and spiritually. God taught me through my pregnancy, with Rory as a physical daily reminder of this, that he was my family’s Protector King. That we didn’t have to fight for ourselves, because the Lord alone is our defender, our champion, our warrior. And then, Rory embodied his own name and story when he was born and spent his first week in the NICU. Once again, though it felt cruel and just like more unnecessary pain, God proved himself through Rory that He was our Protector King.
All this to say… Welcome to Rory Liam’s Puppy Nursery.
I love every single little detail. Most notably, this accent wall was done by our dear friends Madi and Jarrett Hall who JUST officially launched their business and blog, The Hall Acres. They are local to the McKinney area and some of the absolute kindest, most genuine people you’ll ever come across. They’re incredibly talented and I cannot suggest them enough for a “follow” on IG AND for any projects in your home you may be looking to hire out to somebody.
Our newborn photos in Rory’s nursery are, of course, Hannah Hagaman of Cottonwood Road Photography.
I have every item linked at the bottom of this post!
Crib | Changing Table | Puppy Prints | Bean Bag (Similar- same leather) | Bean Bag Lounger Option | Neon Sign | Rug | Crib Sheet | Gold Frames | Changing Table Sheet | Book Shelves | Pom Pom Bins | Wooden Bin | Velvet Curtains | Curtain Rod
**Our exact bean bag isn’t available anymore! SUCH A BUMMER. It’s from PB Teen and we bought it specifically with Knox in mind to be part of bedtime for Rory… it turned out to be the seat Paul and I never knew we needed hehe. I linked a swivel chair that is low like a bean bag with the exact same faux leather!
Paint Colors: SW Alabaster and Inkwell