Friday, August 13, 2010

Getting ready for baby

We have been doing lots of things to get ready to welcome a new life into our family
-reading books-talking with other parents-taking a prenatal class-

Logistically we are working on transforming our little apartment into one that will work with a new baby. Our apartment is certainly not the smallest, but those that know me well, know that it is full to the brim. Not entirely a hoarder, but I like lots of little things. I have knick knacks, books, boxes of paper, wool and fabric, lots of craft supplies on top of those, and all the book shelves and cupboards to fill it.

We are currently living in a 2 bedroom apartment, what will be the baby's room is currently our guest room and the closet is full of all my fabric and sewing supplies.
Thom recently asked where I would put all the fabric, and I have some *ahem* plans, but then he went on to ask where we would put all the boxes storing wool and fabric and craft supplies that are under the bed. eep.... I had indeed forgotten all about that!!

We have friends who are taking our double bed for awhile, but all the hidden under bed stuff will not fit under the crib that is replacing it.

So, we have been purging, making many trips to Value Village to drop off unwanted/unused/unnecessary items, but so far, this seems to have made little difference.

We are planning on buying a new Expedit bookcase, and re-purposing a very cute curbside find dresser as a change table. But the thing is, most of the stuff in that room will no longer be in that room, how do you take a whole room and transfer it out amoungst the rest of an already full apartment?

We have some ideas, so I'll let you know how it goes!!


Jenni said...

How exciting to be expecting your first baby! Congratulations! :)

Thank you also for coming by Beautiful Nest, and entering the giveaway! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


roger and courtney said...

I saw you commented on the YHL blog about a travel bed. I just wanted to recommend the Phil&Teds travel cot. It's great for travel because it's super lightweight and when you store it (in it's own little bag) it doesn't take up much space. I have a two year old and it's still plenty big for him. The biggest drawback is that it costs more than a normal pack n play.