Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Moving right along...

Well, here we are, into February already. Can you believe it?!

In two days it will be my 33rd birthday and I can't believe THAT either!

Things are going pretty good in my world right now, can't really complain. I had an amazing weekend spent with family, friends and my dear husband. Over the weekend, I was treated to dinner and lunch on two separate occasions, saw 2 shows and got to see the new (well, I guess it's not so new anymore) Modern Wing at the Art Institute yesterday. All in all, I'd say it was a pretty action-packed but incredibly fun weekend.

This weekend I hope to do more registering and getting a better grip on what we need for the baby. I was blessed with a HUGE box of baby clothes/shoes/socks from my dear friend Stephanie (www.adventuresinbabywearing.com) and had so much fun looking through everything yesterday and imagining my daughter wearing her daughter's hand-me-downs. It's bittersweet for me because Steph and I have been friends since we were literally 5 years old and to think my little girl and hers will have worn the same clothes just melts my heart. Especially considering all the clothes & shoe swapping she and I have done over the years!!! Thanks Steph-you are so amazing.

As for what else we need, I am a bit overwhelmed by all that goes into getting a baby's room ready-but I think that once we have the room cleared out for what stays and what goes, I'll be able to determine how much we really need. I was debating the idea of a co-sleeper next to my bed for when baby needs to nurse at night, but I'm not sure it's worth getting since we won't need it for very long. But I did read somewhere that it makes the baby transition better from your womb to the outside world when you keep them confined to a smaller space vs. a massive crib from the get-go. Another item we are toying with is the changing table. I would love to get a changing table/dresser combo that serves two purposes, but have not come across many that are very reasonably priced. Real estate is not going to be easy to come by in our nursery so we'll have to cut corners somewhere. I also think I really want a rocking chair for the room, but after the kids grow up and are older, what am I going to do with a rocker? Sell it I suppose.
I know we need to search more diligently on Craigslist but every time I look I don't see anything I like....sigh.
Welp, not much else is new and exciting in my life. Just thought I'd post an update since it had been awhile. I need to start incorporating pictures into my posts soon so maybe once we get the baby's room done I will have more visual accompaniments to my posts. Until then, enjoy your week everyone!!


Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh I got all weepy reading this!!!

Re: changing table- ours ended up becoming the "catch all" and we always ended up changing on the floor or bed anyway!


Kate Pantinas said...

I agree with Steph. The changing pad for $25 comes in handy when they start getting squirmy, as it has a strap to keep them pinned, and it's MUCH cheaper than a changing table.

Mimi's Toes said...

I got to see the box of Ivy's things Steph gave you and there were a lot of oohs and awhs...As for a changing table, they are great when the baby is small and not moving around much. I remember a time in our S.Haven home when Steph was a baby, I was changing her on the changing table and Mike happened to be right behind me and good thing cause I fainted right there. He was able to pick Steph up and put her in her crib until I came to. I was just weak from lack of sleep and not eating enough. I was ok after that. He said I was flopping around like a fish out of water, but I don't remember that.

Toni said...

I guess on the other end - I DID use my changing table until he was about 2 1/2. I just liked the idea of having everything where it needed to be. Granted, we did change on the floor and stuff - but I was always glad to have had the table. It was given to me when my son was born, and I passed it on when I was finished. The table was also convenient to have when I needed to dress the baby - just easier on the back to have him at standing height. Everyone is different :)

~michelle pendergrass said...

The co-sleeper for the bed will be a life-saver. Don't skip that.

The changing table? Not so much. I had this thing, what's it called?? You can find it anywhere, it's like an organizer for cleaning or art supplies. Has a handle in the middle and compartments all the way around. Anyway, I stuffed it full of everything I needed and it went to all rooms.

As for a rocking chair? I think a rocker recliner for the living room would be something that outlives the wooden rocker for the baby's bedroom. Plus, a rocker recliner is more comfortable!