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    Besides the obvious preparations, i am trying to get DD to stop coming and getting in bed with us middle of th night. She and i are BOTH getting bigger, and its just not that comfortable for me anymore. As you can imagine, shes not that thrilled by the idea. She been doing it for almost a year now, and it has been fine, until now. I dont regret it, it was supper sweet cuddle time. But, i know i get lazy after a while with the baby and will start to nurse laying down so that i can go aback to sleep too. So, me, DH, a 4 year old, and a baby all in the same bed just isnt feasible. I want to make the transition now so that she doesn't think that the baby replaced her place in bed. That would be sad.....

    Are you guys working on anything besides the normal baby stuff to prepare?????
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    We actually just decided today that we will be completely re-doing Stetson's room. We are going to be painting, new curtians, bed covers, decore, everything. It is his new big boy room!

    My son luckly has slept in his own bed since he was 6 months old but it was something that was important to me. I didn't want a 2 year old to still be in our bed. While it works for some people, we have a queen and DH is 6'3 ish and 230. Not a small man.
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    I think we will make DDs room into a big girl room, too. We had already painted before she was born, so thats good. But, i think i will look on Craigslist for new furniture for her room.... I hope to find a pretty white twin bed, dresser, and a cube shelf thingy from target. And maybe a bean bag chair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stbernardlover View Post
    I think we will make DDs room into a big girl room, too. We had already painted before she was born, so thats good. But, i think i will look on Craigslist for new furniture for her room.... I hope to find a pretty white twin bed, dresser, and a cube shelf thingy from target. And maybe a bean bag chair.
    DS room is currently nighy sky themed. We have glow in the dark stars painted on the wall. On the ceiling in the closet. He has a over head solar system that spins and hes got a moon and earth that show the cycles. Its pretty fun. Trying to decide if we will be changing his room and making that the nursery or if we will just re do both rooms. Sorry for the typos. I am posting from my phone
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    One big one we accomplished this week - New washer and dryer are being delivered this morning! That was a big one.

    We have to buy everything at all that one needs for a baby. We have to make the room we want for little bean into an actual room without boxes of storage stuff.

    Seems like so much (and I know there is more I can't think of now!)
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    So, so, so much! For one, I have so many projects that just need finishing! Some are on the calendar to do for the summer, some after the kids go back to school. I have to finish painting my hallways--did the living room and halfway down the stairs and one hall--need to finish that and do the upstairs. We have a bunch of little "fix-it" things that need done. And we just bought land and we want to build our house by next summer. So...there's that. :/ SO much to do for it too! So all the little fix-it things around the house and yard are for getting the house ready to rent out next summer if we can get our house built by then. Which now that baby #5 is on his/her way, is really necessary. We have 3 small bedrooms and NO room for more yet. I might be able to squeeze ds3 into the older boys' room in a toddler bed and put baby in with dd like my ds3 is now.... but that is tight!

    Then there's always the little crafty projects I have on the back burner--the box of jeans I've saved for years to make my older boys matching quilts for their beds, etc.
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    I really want to get the windows replaced in our house before baby comes. Then we will need to convert guest bedroom into a nursery or DS's new room, it's painted but needs furniture shifted around. I want to remodel our kitchen and build on a guest room/office/den to our house but that will be a couple of years out before I'm ready to tackle those projects. We remodeled our master bathroom when I was pregnant with DS and that was a pain, so I want to avoid any major projects this time around.
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    Grooooann.... I have so much to do, and some things I haven't even decided what to do about them yet.

    The major one is finishing my PhD! At least having a fairly comprehensive well edited draft of my book to send off. At the moment I'm full time with Ivor because the nursery he was supposed to start on Monday can't take him till mid August now, or possibly early September.

    And the other thing is the sleeping arrangements. I'm so undecided as to what to do about this. DH and I have never really slept in the same bed, even before having our son, because he has severe sleep disorders which are very disturbing. Nowadays (having slept with a toddler) I'd probably not find it half as disturbing as I used to, so eventually we might try again.

    But anyway, I've bed shared with Ivor since day one, and he doesn't have his own room. There is a room (my office) which we could try and persuade him to sleep in if we kitted it out. But part of me wonders if the sibling relationship might be helped if I do keep him in with me and have him and the new one in the bed together. I don't know if that would be a total nightmare - but he does sometimes sleep in a little bed in the corner, he's not always in the main bed. I don't know if his sleep would be disturbed by a newborn, or if I'd just find it too claustrophobic having one on each side! But I'm very wary of putting him out when a new one is coming. On the other hand if he did find it disturbing, I'd feel bad switching him after the baby arrived as that would feel to him even more as if he was being pushed out. I've not come to any decision about this yet. I guess he'll be nearly 4 by then, maybe we can wait a bit and see how things go.
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    I have been thinking about moving more like dreaming, there isn't enough room here as it is. Lilly doesnt' have her own room, and i also want to work on her sleeping in her own bed, hahahah yeah right, but i know it will have to happen as she flails around in her sleep and dh and I both get smacked at least once or twice at night. We are also working on weaning which is hard for both of us as my milk is been gone for a few weeks now, but she wants to comfort suck and it hurts. I feel like a bad mom for telling her no im sorry baby nay nay is broken/ mamas milk is all gone. i still nurse her to sleep and in the morning, but that is about it.

    I do really want my own house, but I also want to move out of state, so with that i am not crazy enough to move while prego, and i am not sure how much more of this place i can take. Dh and i fight over moving constantly. he loves it here, and is so attached to his mommy it makes me sick. I want to move as far away as possible. sorry no ranting here. i have a MIL from Well you all can imagine i am sure.

    I also wouldn't feel safe/ secure moving and not knowing enough about the area, i want to be closer to my family, who loves and supports me. i ahve so many choices to make.
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