I get asked often “Are you ready to be done with it?” and the answer is *NO! I’m not ready yet!* I’m just NOW starting to prepare for a baby to come live with us.
My dear sister has lent me a couple bags of various-sized baby clothes, a swing, a bassinet, and a Boppy. A friend of ours made us a great quilt with “Baby Adhis” stitched on it. We had planned on getting the baby a cowgirl hat and strapping her to Indy’s back for neighborhood walks, but since my mom got us a car seat and stroller, I GUESS we’ll follow the herd and use those instead. My mother-in-law got us some onesies and a baby monitor. (With the monitor, we’ll never need a babysitter! E-VER!) Is there anything else a baby needs?
Yesterday, I bought a 40-pack of diapers and that should last us a couple months. So, what I’ve bought for our sweet baby is a crib, a dresser, and a pack of diapers. I think I’m set!
The crib and dresser FINALLY arrived. (Thank you to our great home teacher for helping us bring it home on Friday!) The shipping boxes for the crib were huge! I could walk in them without having to hunch over. It took longer to move the boxes and shipping material out of the house than it did to set the crib up.
[Here's a photo of the nursery so far. The nursery colors are tan, beige, and coral.]
The only snag was that the furniture ended up being larger than we thought they'd be and take up more space in the small room I chose for the nursery. We had planned on having a crib, dresser and a rocker in the nursery, but the dresser did not fit along the wall we had chosen, so we had to rearrange the room. Now there’s no room for a rocker (or anything else really) so we’re discussing an alternate plan. We’re going to build a deck just out of the baby’s second-story window and put the rocker there along with a Hanna Montana gas grill and a kiddie pool. Well, that’s the plan I proposed, but it yet needs to be approved by the HOA and the Husband. I don’t think the HOA will be a problem.
For now, I’ll focus on hanging something on the walls. Maybe. I’ve still got a WHOPPING 5 weeks left.