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<p>Our babies have some space! It's not much, but we think we might be moving w/in a couple months of their birth, so I'm not going to worry yet about making them a whole room worth of space.</p>
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<p>So in DD's room - they've got all of the little light coloured dresser, with preemie clothing, and some nb/0-3mth sleepers/clothing in it, top drawer of the green dresser w/ diapers & such in it - I also have a little touch light mounted inside the drawer, it's just enough for night time changes. Top of dresser has the basket of shoes - only purpose of these at early weeks is to hold on socks, and basket of wetbags. Tower of NB sposies beside the dresser. Bottom rack of DD's closet is all NB/0-3 clothing, tote underneath is 3-6mth stuff. Anything 6mth+ is in the attic.</p>
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<p>Bassinet is between the closets, at my side of our bed, along with the little drawer unit that has nursing things, diapers, and blankets in it. Their baby quilts and 2 of DS's blankets that he has passed on for the babies are in the bassinet right now -- mostly to block the cat from lying there! My little lap desk is there as well, my tablet & keyboard fit on it perfectly for browsing while nursing, if I'm only nursing one baby at a time - it also has a little LED lamp on it that makes a decent enough light for middle of the night changes if I don't want to walk down the hall to DD's room.</p>
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<p>Pack'n'play is set up on the mainfloor in the living room, and the carseats are block the cat at present, the baby swing is still folded up, but ready to be deployed just beside the P'n'P. We have 2 bouncy seats on the way from a friend of DH's and one will go upstairs in DD's room, the other in the basement or living room, and hopefully we'll pick up a couple more .... so that there are 2 baby-holding devices on each level when they are needed -- we use all 3 levels our of home, and I don't want to feel 'stuck' on one level b/c I can't carry 2 babies PLUS 2 swings or seats or whatever to the next space.</p>
 

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<a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/u/164269/SynEpona">@SynEpona</a>, you are ready!!! Love seeing your pics:)<br>
I bought some things at target today. For all my others, we bought twin sized quilts they could use throughout their childhoods, and put on our baby bed. I saw these today on sale, and thought we could use both on the bed:)<a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/328041/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="328041" data-type="61" src="http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/328041/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 150px"></a><br><br>
And how cheesy am I, going for blue and pink bins to organize clothes!<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/328043/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="328043" data-type="61" src="http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/328043/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 150px"></a><br>
Feeling more real, getting little things ready♡
 

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I felt nesty (and panicked) yesterday so I set up our new co-sleeping arrangement- crib mattress on a coffee table, sandwiched between our bed and the wall. Certainly not the classiest arrangement, but it'll work and I feel like it's safe. We'll do naps on the floor once the babe reaches the crawling/scooting stage. I feel so much better having actually set up the baby bed and knowing it will fit- although I do feel a little silly having it sit there empty for the next few months.....
 
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<p>Been nesting here the whole week. I painted the living room, kitchen and hallway because my youngest drew all over in the months that I was too tired to chase after him and clean it up and it was too overwhelming to scrub lol.</p>
 

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<p>I'm feeling SO nesty right now. But my sister is still in the baby's room, and I'm really, really sad to see her go (on May 1st). I don't want to rush her out, so I'm doing other things around the house to get ready -- getting our room in tip-top shape, getting rid of all the clutter I can, setting up the tops of our closets for longer-term storage, etc. I'm just feeling antsy to get started. </p>
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<p>I think the weekend after she leaves, we'll be making a huge trip to Ikea for some furniture pieces. And then spend the next fews weeks setting that all up. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that our landlord puts in the washer dryer he promised us before then!!</p>
 

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<p>I went a little crazy yesterday...</p>
<p>I clean the donated car seat and went through all the boxes of baby clothes to sort what was what, then I did 3 loads of laundry and folded all my baby clothes 0 to 6 months.</p>
<p>This morning I'm heading to the store to pick up paint chips so I'll have the week to make my mind about the kid's room color.</p>
<p>Definitely nesting !</p>
 

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<p>Oh good! I'm not the only one itching to wash and prepare all the clothing! A week or so ago I organized my daughters closet and kind of planned out in my head where I think I'm going to move the hanging bars etc, and we bought some extra bins. So now part of my brain is like wellll.... why NOT put all the baby clothes in? lol. So far I've held out though, busying myself with other needed tasks. </p>
 

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<p>My neighbor just put a changing table out on the sidewalk with a free sign and I went over and took it. I've never bothered with a changing table - I usually get one of those concave pads and put it wherever - but I need a dresser or somewhere to put the baby's clothes still, and a free changing table can double as a dresser. Problem solved.</p>
 

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I'm done with the clothes ! I know it's kind of early but I really needed to prove myself there's nothing I must be shopping for.
 

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I'm done with the clothes ! I know it's kind of early but I really needed to prove myself there's nothing I must be shopping for.</div>
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<p>Always important to know what you still need ahead of time and having everything put away neatly and doing an "inventory" is the best way to figure it out!</p>
 
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<p>Oh I totally get it frommontreal !!  Several weeks ago I pulled everything out and inventoried it. It's back into the rubbermaid bin, but I now have a comprehensive list of exactly how many of each item I have in each size. Who knew I had 18 newborn size sleepers. Oops... </p>
 
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<p>2 nights ago I couldn't sleep well because my mind was thinking about my son's birthday coming up, lists to write, organization of baby items, where I'll be labouring. </p>
<p>So I got up at 4am, started making my lists, and spent most of the day putting up the change table and filling it with clothes and cloth diapers. </p>
<p>I'll be 32 weeks tomorrow, which is a record for me. I always have things set up by 24 weeks, lol. I really tried to calm down and not rush it, but who would have thought I'd start loosing sleep over it :)</p>
<p>Last night I had such a restful and deep sleep, so I must have done it right.</p>
 

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<p>Oh I totally get it frommontreal !!  Several weeks ago I pulled everything out and inventoried it. It's back into the rubbermaid bin, but I now have a comprehensive list of exactly how many of each item I have in each size. Who knew I had 18 newborn size sleepers. Oops... </p>
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I have notes in EverNote, by size, with photos, in my 2014 Babies notebook. This ridiculous level of geek-ness has saved me from having 18 newborn sleepers each, and allows for quick reference when shopping for what I really need to fill in. That way, everything past 3mth is in bins, and everything preemie, NB & 0-3mth is in drawers, but I can still easily look it up while I'm shopping -- and the top of each note highlights big gaps -- like only getting one spring jacket in the hand-me-downs, so needing a 2nd for the 'other' twin, or things like that.</p>
 

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<p>Yes, that's exactly why I did it. I wrote it into a word doc, and then printed it, so I've got a copy in my purse. We've got a spring clothing swap coming up here next Sunday, and I'm bringing in about 70 items, (usually try to take home about what I brought), so that should put me pretty set! But I needed to have written down concretely what it was that I needed to be looking for, so I didn't get caught up in all the cutesy tiny outfits. </p>
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<p>Really, for the newborn/0-3m stage the only thing I want is a few 'sweaters' for cooler nights, and a couple shorts or rompers. Other than that, I'd be ok with just 6 months + clothing, although there's a few 'categories' here and there with smaller stuff that I could use more of, but nothing I -need- more of. So for the swap, I know to beeline directly to the 6-12M table and then hit my daughter's size. </p>
 

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<p>I have a question about bed rails/bed bumpers, so I thought this would be the place to ask...</p>
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<p>We are planning on co-sleeping with our baby in our king size bed. With my first, He would sleep on a changing pad with the curved soft sides making it easy for me to access throughout the night from each side for night feedings. However, I am concerned about our new baby rolling off the bed at night (we have hardwood floors too) so I am considering buying a bed rail to put at the top half of my side of the bed. The nightstand would push up against the rail for about 12" so I am not worried that it could fold down in the middle of the night. What are your thoughts? Is anyone else doing this? I think I would feel a lot safer with it, but I don't want a potential hazard either. Anyone with experience? Pros and cons?</p>
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<p>Thank you!</p>
 

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<p>I have a question about bed rails/bed bumpers, so I thought this would be the place to ask...</p>
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<p>We are planning on co-sleeping with our baby in our king size bed. With my first, He would sleep on a changing pad with the curved soft sides making it easy for me to access throughout the night from each side for night feedings. However, I am concerned about our new baby rolling off the bed at night (we have hardwood floors too) so I am considering buying a bed rail to put at the top half of my side of the bed. The nightstand would push up against the rail for about 12" so I am not worried that it could fold down in the middle of the night. What are your thoughts? Is anyone else doing this? I think I would feel a lot safer with it, but I don't want a potential hazard either. Anyone with experience? Pros and cons?</p>
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<p>Thank you!</p>
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<p>I would use this:</p>
<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FHonest-Foam-24-Inch-Wedge%2Fdp%2FB00B72JOQQ%2Fref%3Dbr_it_dp_o_nS_nC%3Fie%3DUTF8%26colid%3D2B9Y4B6BRP1IH%26coliid%3DI2L5N2KMESTU9E" rel="norewrite" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Honest-Foam-24-Inch-Wedge/dp/B00B72JOQQ/ref=br_it_dp_o_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2B9Y4B6BRP1IH&coliid=I2L5N2KMESTU9E</a></p>
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<p>which is this..(has instructions) without the fire retardant</p>
<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FMagic-Bumpers-Portable-Child-Safety%2Fdp%2FB003KFCV6S%2Fref%3Dsr_1_2%3Fs%3Dbaby-products%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1397232270%26sr%3D1-2%26keywords%3Dmagic%2Bbumpers" rel="norewrite" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Bumpers-Portable-Child-Safety/dp/B003KFCV6S/ref=sr_1_2?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1397232270&sr=1-2&keywords=magic+bumpers</a></p>
 

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I've used a bed rail for years, and really the only issue has been my annoyance in getting into bed with it on:) I'm sure most people would not be fazed by this at all. The only other thing would be to make sure there is no gap between the bed and the rail that the baby could get stuck in. We've dealt with the gap by stuffing a pillow in it and it was never a problem.
 

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What are your thoughts? Is anyone else doing this? I think I would feel a lot safer with it, but I don't want a potential hazard either. Anyone with experience? Pros and cons?
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<p>Thank you!</p>
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<p>Both my babies co-slept off and on from birth without any bumpers or anything, w/o issue. Both of them fell off the bed in toddlerhood, but not before :) (and they both did it while playing and being silly, not sleeping ... though DS falls off his own bed every few months a time or two - usually during a growth spurt -- he's 7 now).</p>
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<p>When I am not in bed with them, I tend to place them in the bassinet next to the bed, or line up the firm pillows on the edge in case they move over that far, and the monitor is on, so I hear them when they wake.</p>
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<p>They won't be able to move right away, so I would wait and see how they sleep, and how you sleep with them, before making the investment. Both my children slept snuggled up in my arm, no where near the edge of the bed, and I woke up if they moved away from that spot. A bed rail or bumper of any sort would only have served to trip me or make it more difficult getting in & out of bed.</p>
 

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<p>I'm like the above. I've coslept w/ all my kids and have yet to use a rail or other item. I have a thick CA King mattress and doubt any type of rail would work. baby sleeps in between dh and I, and as a newborn during naps, either sleeps in the moses basket wherever i'm at, or on me in a sling. when baby outgrows the basket, I pile firm pillows around and use a baby monitor.</p>
 
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