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post #21 of 31
No nursery here.
post #22 of 31
After we finish building our "apartment"--an addition on my in-laws' house. Right now we're at the mudding and sanding stage.

In all honesty, we probably won't have much of a "nursery" since we'll be cosleeping and will keep the crib in our bedroom. More of an alcove where the baby's things and diaper changing area will be kept.
post #23 of 31
I am waiting till we find out the sex to rearrange bedrooms. Right now, our house has 3 bedrooms upstairs. One is the master, one has my 6.5 year old DS and my almost 4 year old DD sharing, and one is a guest room. I think we will end up having a girls' room and a boys' room. We have a downstairs office that needs some work (new paint and flooring), and plan to buy a sleeper sofa for in there to make it a guest room/play room/office. We get grandparents visiting pretty often, so having a guest room is nice. We'll also have to get a new bed for DD as she is using the crib with side off as a toddler bed for now. But, no big rush, baby will start out in our room in a pack'n'play/our bed anyway at least till he/she does not wake up 5 times a night anymore.
post #24 of 31
I'm not bothering this time around. With my first I had everything painted and "perfect" 6 weeks prior to her birth and then she didn't even use the room for at least 6 months after she was born. I didn't realize during my pregnancy that I would actually be obsessive about keeping my newborn close to me all the time (I also thought some of the advice in Babywise sounded alright... ). So with my next child I had a nursery again but not as planned, just sort of shifted furniture and put his clothes in there but again he didn't use the nursery for 6-8 months and then most for naps. This time I will figure it out once the baby is home and play it by ear. I think the nursery set up must fulfill some sort of nesting instinct even though in my experience, for our family, an actual nursery is sort of useless for quite a long time!
post #25 of 31
This baby was a huge surprise for us, so we definitely don't have space for a nursury right now. Even if we did, I plan to co-sleep if possible. I'm a first timer though, so I'm not sure what will work out for us. We just have a queen sized bed which could be cramped with three. I'm not really sure what sidecar cribs are, but I think it sounds like something we might have to do. We'll probably be moving a few months after the baby is born (I know, we're nuts) and then we'll have space for a nursury, but I still doubt we'll actually use it for sleeping. I just couldn't imagine putting my little one in another room all night long, besides the impracticality it would create for breastfeeding.
post #26 of 31
We will also need to do some rearranging with the other two kiddos before the new baby gets here. Baby will sleep in our room in our bed or in their hammock in our room at first, but we need a space for a change table and their clothes and blankets as no way will that fit in my room. We tend to move the hammock around during the day, and it worked with my other two until they were toddlers. At night the baby usually nurses and sleeps in my bed.
post #27 of 31

This baby will

sleep in the co-sleeper in our room until he/she out grows it, then we will likely set up the crib in DD's room. We will be selling the house next spring when babe is a few months old, so we're not setting anything up beyond that.

This reminds me, we'll have to find a dresser or something to put baby's things in. AND somewhere to put it. Lol. We are running low on space here!
post #28 of 31
I've had a lot of people asking me about our nursery. I have told a few people we aren't really doing one and they were horrified This is our first. We plan to do a side car arrangement since we only have a queen and not much extra space in it. In our extra bedroom - supposed to be an office- we will need a bureau and armoire for the baby's things. The closet in the room is DH's. We have a completely unfinished upstairs that we hope to do in the next 1-2 years. I don't want to invest in doing a whole nursery when the downstairs room is actually the office, and when the upstairs is done we will be moving the bedrooms up there. I am actually feeling pretty ok with not having the cutesy nursery...we'll do a super cute toddler/big kid room later on. Not having the nursery I think will help us just relax and enjoy cosleeping and being near our baby...no empty crib and room making us feel guilty or like we are 'doing it wrong'.
post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by MEcatlady17 View Post
I've had a lot of people asking me about our nursery. I have told a few people we aren't really doing one and they were horrified This is our first. We plan to do a side car arrangement since we only have a queen and not much extra space in it. In our extra bedroom - supposed to be an office- we will need a bureau and armoire for the baby's things. The closet in the room is DH's. We have a completely unfinished upstairs that we hope to do in the next 1-2 years. I don't want to invest in doing a whole nursery when the downstairs room is actually the office, and when the upstairs is done we will be moving the bedrooms up there. I am actually feeling pretty ok with not having the cutesy nursery...we'll do a super cute toddler/big kid room later on. Not having the nursery I think will help us just relax and enjoy cosleeping and being near our baby...no empty crib and room making us feel guilty or like we are 'doing it wrong'.
Ya know, if you feel later like you want some "cutesiness", you could always get some of those stick on decals for the wall or cute bedding. But really, I agree that you don't HAVE to have all of it ready. We did not have it all ready for our first either, and he slept in our room anyway till he was like 9 months old. He totally hated his crib, and ended up on a mattress on the floor. It was not till his sister was like 6 months or so and moved in with him (and he was 3) that we got DH's old childhood furniture (bed and dresser) and decorated the room a bit more for both of them. I honestly think the baby does not care.
post #30 of 31

No nursery

Will get a new used bassinet for my side of the bed and set up our old crib and changing table much much later. I haven't really thought too much about it. So much going on with 6 year old getting ready for the first grade, summer camps, soccer, work... Very different than my first.
post #31 of 31
Probably around Thanksgiving, maybe Christmas? The baby will be sleeping in our room for the first couple months anyway but I do like to have the baby's room all finished since I'm obsessed with organization. All we really have to do is paint whatever color we plan on doing and then put the furniture in there. Nothing too crazy. It will probably only take a day or two.
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