I know that some of us are starting to get our nurseries done, and just wondered if anyone was interested in showing pics?
Mine is not quite done yet (need to set up the crib and move a few more boxes down to the basement) but I expect to have it done by next weekend, so will post some pics then.
Bahaha that's funny! My daughter is still in the nursery. I've been trying to get a bunk bed and start getting their room ready so I can move her out, but really we won't use the nursery too much until the baby is on a more regular schedule and sleeping in the crib.
I was talking to DH last night, and I was like "Okay, so you'll have your peice done on Saturday, right????" (Our division of labor at the moment is that he is doing all of the painting/furniture moving/setting up and I am pulling all of T's old stuff out out of the basement unless it's heavy and I need him to carry it up, and washing it and putting it away.) He was like "Oh no, not Saturday. I have to touch up that other wall that I couldn't get to before on Saturday. I can't set up the crib or move the rocker over to that side of the room or anything like that until the paint on that wall dries. Don't worry though, if I don't get everything done this weekend, it will be done for sure by next weekend." I'm like "NO! We are running out of weekends!!!!" LOL
He promised he will try to have EVERYTHING done by Sunday. This sounds bad because on one hand I'm glad he wants to make the room nice and is really paying attention to detail, but at this point I'm like "The paint looks fine to me. Forget the paint. Just set up the freaking crib and get the furniture where it needs to be already. That's alllll I want at this point is for that to be done." LOL It's just been dragging on for so many weekends now. He's painted the baseboards, and filled in old nail holes, and steam cleaned the carpet, and re-caulked the windows, and I don't know what all, and one part of me thinks it's super sweet that he's working so hard to make it like the nicest room in the house (LOL) but the other part of me is like "JUST GET IT DONE ALREADY."
Anyway, so yesterday I washed all of the clothes that I have for little guy. I've got all of T's onesies and hats and a few pairs of pants and sleepers, and then the warmer clothes and sleepers that I bought for this guy, and I also washed the swaddling blankets we will be using. I set them all in the closet for now because I thought I could get to the dresser but DH has more furniture piled in front of it so I can't yet. Tonight I think I'm going to go through all of the linens and assess if we need to buy a couple new crib sheets. I read somewhere that the elastic can "go" on old crib sheets, causing them to pull up from the mattress, causing a possible smothering hazard (even typing that makes me feel faint) so I may buy some more cheap ones rather than re-using T's. I'll have to give them a good look over. Also on my to do list for this week: pulling out and wiping down/washing all cloth parts of the car seats, and washing all of the cloth peices of our bassinette. Oh, and I need to buy diapers and baby socks! Somehow we no longer have any baby socks!
I think I'm finally nesting.
Jessica, you've got diapers and the crib is assembled so you're good to go, lol! When we were expecting our first, the nursery was filled with all our crap that we hadn't figured out a place to put it, so you are ahead of the game since everything in there is at least baby related! I really think I am going to end up with this baby living out of my storage bins, I have done almost nothing in the way of prep. DD1 is still in the nursery and basically no progress on her big girl room so this one will be in our room until who knows when.
Jessica- WOw!!!! Looks like you are pretty close to being finished. And you look like you are pretty prepared!!! Congrats!!!
I still have a bit more left to do. I also have another shower coming up mid march to help so im hoping we will be prepared for our baby boy! Im super excited to get this nursery finished!!!
Since I'm home sick today, I thought I'd share my nursery pics. I still want to put photos up on one of the walls, maybe above the futon and I still want to make a mobile to hang over the dresser. I also still need a lot of stuff. I got mostly clothes and blankets at my last shower. The only 2 big gifts I've received, which aren't in this room, are the pack n play and the swing. We will probably keep those in our room. DH has yet to assemble those.