I meant to write this post a few days ago.
Anyway. I got bit by a bug. Really hard.
This whole pregnancy, I have been telling myself that we don’t need anything for the baby. We don’t need a nursery, we don’t need anything new, we don’t need to make a big deal. She’s going to sleep in our bed, right? She doesn’t need a room. We have TONS of clothes, right? We don’t need to buy any outfits. I don’t need any furniture. We have been through all of this before, and there is no reason at all for me to go crazy or to start spending money.
It hit me the other night… that we haven’t really acknowledged that a baby girl is going to be entering our lives very soon. At all. There is no recognition of her existence in my house. It made me terribly sad. And then I decided I needed to make a nursery.
Yeah. Just like that.
So here is the plan!
We are going to clean out the guest room, and move Ronan into the big bedroom. He will keep his crib until he’s ready for a big boy bed, but this will be his big boy room. We’re also going to move the lions share of his toys into this room, to try to save our den a little.
The nursery will be repainted. I will find furniture for a reasonable price. I will hang her clothes in her closet, and fold them in her own dresser. I will make it hers the way we made it Ronan’s. She may not sleep there for a while, but she will have a room! She will be acknowledged. It will be her place.
I will post updates! I’m very excited about this! I may not officially get started until after Christmas, but I’ve given myself exactly 7 weeks and 5 days to get it done before my due date.
Wish me luck.
Ronan’s Nursery (For now!)
I am 32 weeks pregnant and Ronan is 22 months old.