Friday, April 26, 2013

Nesting/Planning Has Begun!

I have been going through MAJOR purge and organize mode in this house lately.  Nesting has hit full strength for sure! I am realizing that our little house (not so little compared to some...I think it's just under 1100 square feet.) is about to get even cozier.  With 3 people (soon to be 4!!  Ahhh!), 2 LARGE dogs, a tank of fish, tons of baby gear, and more clothes than any of us need, breathing room is tight.  We also have furniture that is way too big for this house, but most of it was found at yard sales or are hand-me-downs, and for that we are thankful.

A couple nights ago, Adam and I went through all of our clothes.  (I cornered him, bless his heart.)  Everything.  I won't say we have a small closet.  It's not a walk in, but it is fairly spacious.  We also have our own dressers.  He has a tall chest of drawers set (anyone else call this "chester drawers" for years and not know it was wrong?).

I have a regular dresser with the mirror attached. 

Both provide a lot of storage.  In addition to that storage, I also have tubs of clothes I keep in the garage.  I have a storage tub for fall/winter clothing, spring/summer clothing, and maternity clothing.  I have waaaay more clothes than I actually wear.  I realize I wear the same things over and over again, and none of the other clothing even gets used.  So I decided to get rid of everything that is not a favorite.  And let me tell you, it feels GREAT!  We were able to fit all of our "not nice enough to bother hanging it up clothing" into my dresser.  We will be getting rid of his "chester" drawers!  Woo hoo!  I loooooove getting rid of things!  It's kind of weird.  I will still need tubs in the garage for my non-maternity clothing.  But I am so glad to have gotten rid of so much!  We have a large bookcase in our living room, and we will be moving it to the bedroom where his "chester drawers" used to be.  I am happy with that because the bookshelf looks really awkward where it is in our living room.  (We have a weird layout in here.)  I also don't like it being in the living room because it isn't bolted to the wall, and it could topple on a little one.  So yay!  Having the bookcase out of the living room will give us a spot to put the pack n play (or baby swing in a few months) since right it kind of floats awkwardly in the room, and we are always pushing it out of the way.

Speaking of purge mode, we are also purging a ton of furniture we have been holding onto.  It was furniture we had in our guest room/office/elliptical room/craft room/it turned into a junk room.  Since most of our family lives just a few minutes away, we haven't had a guest in the almost 3 years we have been here.  So it really wasn't necessary.  So we are getting rid of everything in there except for the elliptical.  My brother and his fianc√© are getting married at the beginning of August, so we are giving them our extra furniture: couch with a pull out bed, coffee table, filing cabinet, desk, a pair of chairs, and our chest of drawers.  We will be turning that room into a play room since Baby #2 is a boy!  I will also keep the elliptical in there so I can exercise while they play.  We aren't going to go crazy and make this a Pinterest-worthy play room by any means.  I plan to keep things very simple, no to very low budget (I already have about everything I need), child friendly, easy to clean up (aka not a ton of toys), and good for August and the new baby.  I am excited to give them a place to play together.

Now, the reason for the playroom and not a nursery is because August and his brother will be sharing a room.  Ahhhhh!  I know, it is kind of scary just saying it.  However, this is the way that things have been done forever, right?  I think this is a recent (past 60 years or so), American, thing where everyone has to have their own room.  I want the boys (I LOVE saying "the boys") to be close, and I think sharing a room will bring them closer together.  I'm sure it will be an adjustment, and things might get thick for a while, but they can do it!  I also like this option because since they are so close in age, they will both still be in diapers, so I don't see the point in having 2 changing tables, 2 nurseries with the same things in them, etc.  I think I have already decided where the crib will go. 

This is what you see when you walk in the nursery.

I believe we will put the new baby's crib here.  It is directly across from August's crib.  We will either have to get shorter curtains or do something because I know the curtains can be a hazard.  The glider rocker will either go in our room for the first few weeks or it will go in the corner next to the boys' closet.

This is August's crib.

This is the view if you were standing in front of the dresser/changing table.  That door goes to the closet.  Don't mind the diaper genie and tubs in the floor.  Since we switched to cloth diapers (post on that soon, I promise!!), we haven't been using the diaper genie.  The tubs are out because I am bringing out the 18 month/24 month clothing.....say what?!

This is the "junk room."  All of the furniture will be going to my bro, and then the room will be ready for me to get my hands on!

Another view from the doorway.

So that's the happenings around here as far as planning/preparations go.  I am so excited to start planning for this baby.  This is one of my favorite parts about being pregnant!  I loooove to change things around, and I love anticipating the baby's arrival.  I am over the moon excited!!!  :) 


  1. YAYY! I can't wait to see how the nursery will turn out. I know it will be great. Its so wonderful that they will share the room!!!

    1. Thank you! I'm really excited about it!! :)


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