It’s me here—Alma—and I’m still waiting for the baby to come. I’m at 39 weeks and for some reason I really thought that he’d come before now. Probably I felt that Murphy’s Law would have him come on Christmas. He didn’t! And I even went on a walk through a foot of snow on Christmas night to see if I could put myself into early labor (or really to bring down my blood sugars after Christmas dinner because I have gestational diabetes) and he still hasn’t come!
At least I feel prepared on the home front. After last writing about baby preparation, I went out immediately and bought all (most) of the items on the lists that I linked to, plus all (most) of the items that you recommended, too! Thanks so much for your help!
I thought today I’d show you my nursery progress. It’s funny that I’ve put so much effort and emphasis on getting this room all ready when really, he’ll be sleeping in our room for a while in a bassinet. Oh well. This room will at least be ready for feedings and diaper changes and for accommodating my mom who will be staying with us for two weeks after he is born.
Here is the crib. In our prenatal class, a pediatrician really recommended against bumper pads, so I just decided to put our bumper pad around the base of the crib to hide everything I’ve stored under there. Above the crib is a darling mobile that Mike bought for me for Mother’s Day all the way back in May when we were just so excited to have a wee little embryo. You can also see a bobby pillow that I bought for feedings. When I bought it, the cashier commented on how cute it is and I refrained from saying that it made me want to throw up it was so ugly, but I’ll be covering it as soon as I possibly can. Sorry if you have this at home and love it. To each his own, I guess…
Here is the glider chair. A friend found it for us this summer at a garage sale for $5. I can honestly say it’s one of the most sturdy and comfy gliders I’ve sat in, so we’re excited to have it! I’ll be recovering the cushions maybe while my mom is in town to help so that the chair fits into the room well.
I took KJ’s advice on getting an organizer for the back of the door. So far you can see that we have minimal small baby items like toys and rattles and stuff, but I’m sure that this will fill up easily over the next several months!
This is, perhaps, one of my favorite features of the room! We have a very roomy closet in the baby’s room that I have organized to the point that only baby stuff is inside. A baby dresser with a changing pad fit perfectly in the space. Behind the changing pad, I’ve hung a laundry hamper so that it’s just right there! This is a very practical and usable space now!
There are still things to do, like sew cushion covers, replace the accent pillows on the bed, etc. One major thing is actually hanging artwork on the walls. I have a lot of really great prints to put on the walls (most of them bird related, actually) but as my dear, patient husband can attest, I have a phobia of actually nailing anything to a wall. (This is why our living room has been littered with artwork around the baseboards for the last four months.) Maybe this will be another project that I can get my mom to help with…
I’d love to know anything that you’ve done in your nurseries that you’ve loved and recommend, or that you found didn’t work at all!