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CaliMommy's description of her baby girl to be's lavender fairy room made me very nostalgic- I did really pretty rooms for each of my girls <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> (although, dd #2's room was a bit more gender neutral (the musical Lennon parade, with purple and celery walls <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ) But they did each have brand new rooms waiting for them when they came home from the hospital. Now dh is freaking out because there is no empty bedroom for this baby- we have 4 br, but one of them is his computer room. He thinks he needs to move everything into the garage (he has a small biz doing networking, and other PC stuff for other businesses) and there are usually 4-5 full systems in his room at any given time, plus shelves full of components he sells on ebay. Anyway, it would all fit in the garage, but I just don't feel the need for this baby to have his own room waiting like I did for the girls. As it is, our 4yo sleeps in our room every night in her toddler bed- this is after we bought her gorgeous oak bunk beds last Christmas <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">- and my almost 2yo does still sleep in her crib in her own room. But I know the baby will be in our room in the pack n play right next to the bed for a long time, and I really think my girls will wind up preferring to share a room than be alone. I used to think it was mandatory for all children to have their own room, but now that I see my girls, I can see that not every child will want their own, kwim? I just am not freaking about it like dh is :LOL and wondered what you all are doing for baby rooms this time around? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm not sure yet. We didn't know the sex of our first child before he was born, so I did a gender-neutral theme in his room. We had renovations done last January and all of the bedrooms were painted over, so I lost the murals that I had done in the nursery. I can't decide if I want to do them over again or not -- I think it's going to depend on the sex, which we are going to find out this go-round. If it's a girl, I will just add some murals and tweak some of the colors. But since all the bedrooms were painted over, I did have our third bedroom painted blue and did it up (well, it's still a work in progress) to be more gender-specific. We then moved my son into that room at the beginning of this month.<br><br>
I'm not really tied to the idea that each baby has to have his/her own room and a beautifully decorated one at that. I certainly have less time to find the perfect touches for each room now -- plus, my son slept in our room for the first 6 months of his life anyway and I imagine this next baby will sleep with us for 1-3 months as well.
 

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When dd was born we didn't have a room for her. We knew she'd be sleeping with us so didn't see a need for it. When we moved to the house we live in now we gave her her own room, but not until she was about a year old.<br><br>
We're heavily in favor of kids sharing rooms and have no plans to give this baby his/her own space. We're even doing an add on to our house and will not be giving them separate rooms. We figure when they are teens our guest room can become a kids room if needed but even if they are different genders will share through their childhood.<br><br>
My dh grew up living in very close quarters (five people in two rooms for most places they lived... he had his own room once, but it was also the laundry/mud room! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> ) I shared a room with my brother until I was nine and missed him terribly when I moved into my own room. I appreciated having my own space shortly thereafter, but it was just fine for growing up.<br><br>
That's just my 2 cents, as always, you're free to make change!
 

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This child will share a room for a long time. First with Mom and Dad & then with its siblings. My 2 currently share a room & if we happen to move to a bigger place, I count on them sharing then too. DD says she wants her own room, but I truly can not see her sleeping alone. She never has. DS still needs companionship during sleep. When DD is gone at a sleep over he is in our room or with the dog on the couch! That is how it is here and do not see it changing for a long time.<br>
PS I hate sleeping alone to!!
 

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DD has a beautiful french country/shabby chic room that I did for her but after 2 and 1/2 years she is still in bed with DH and I. To start I am going to put this little one's dresser and things in my room and we will just have to see how it goes. Actually I don't have another room for the new baby so when he/she moves from the family bed he/she will share with DD.
 

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I haven't done a nursery for years. Sometimes I miss it, when I walk down the aisles of cute baby decor in the store, but I know these babies will be in our room for years, so what's the point? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Well, my son has his own room, but has never slept in it in over 2 and a half years! I never did up a room for him before his birth, as we were living in a rental and I knew we'd be moving. I had a dresser and glider and diaper area for him, but no pretty murals or paining on the walls.<br><br>
This time, I have this urge to clear out our computer room for the new baby and decorate it, even though I'm also planning for this baby to sleep with us. If it is a boy, they will share a room when they are a little older. But I just have this feeling it's a girl, and the urge for girly pastels and all of that. But I guess the main thing is, that our master bedroom is not very big, and there is no room in there for all the diapers and baby clothes.
 

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This is my first child. I have an 8 year old step daughter who lives with us full time. I can't imagine her having to share a room with a baby. So we recently moved into a three bedroom house so that the baby can have it's own room. I know it will be in our room for a long time, so I don't think we will decorate it right away. But DH is a muralist and I know he will do something in there. I think we want to wait until the baby is born and we know the sex...<br><br>
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We are planning on clearing out our computer room for the baby knowing the baby won't sleep there - well maybe for naps - but otherwise just so we have a place to put it's clothes, etc without intruding on dd's space. I think she would have a hard time sharing her room (which she never sleeps in, but still). Trying to make this an as easy transition as posible for her.
 

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I never really got around to "doing" my dd's room before she was born. She'll be two on Saturday and it's still not "done"! Well, her cradle is in there full of stuffed animals and I have a quilt on a wall rack and her changing table there but she does not sleep or play there. We have two bedrooms on our second floor and use one for ourselves and dd. I do plan to "do" her room this winter but will make it gender neutral enough that she can share it with baby #2 when they are both ready to sleep away from us. Mostly dark red, navy and some green. The quilt is twin size with sailboats on it. I plan to get my old twin sized bed from my parents this winter and put the quilt on it, make curtains and a window seat cushion. I figure dd can nap in there and then transition to starting out the nights in there knowing that she may wander down to our room.<br><br>
Eventually, our kids will have the two rooms upstairs and dh and I will move to the first floor bedroom which is now the toy room but we won't make that move until both kids sleep in their own beds and don't wake at night needing our attention (at least not often).<br><br>
I have nursery fantasies too when I go into stores or see catalogs but I know that is not my reality. I'm not going to send my kid down the hall just so I have an excuse to make a pretty room. :LOL
 

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Colby & Brayden will be sharing a room (they each have their own now). We are getting them bunkbeds. Brayden co-slept for a long time, but eventually wanted his own bed (he is a WILD sleeper & loves his own space). Colby never liked sleeping with us (he did for the first 2 weeks). He has always slept all night in his crib (I would go check on him to see why he wasn't waking up! he turns in circles as he sleeps) I think it may have something to do with all of his hospital stays (I tried to have him sleep with me but like his brother he has always likedhis own space). The nursery I described will be put together by my mom & sister (I won't even see it until it's done), but I am hoping that this baby will co-sleep at least for a while~ it makes nursing so much easier! But if she has a personality similar to her brothers' it may not happen!<br><br>
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This little one will go right into our room, just as all of boys have. Our first had a room all set up when he came home, but spent very little time there until after his 1st birthday. With #2 he was in our room until he was 2. When we bought bunkbeds for the boys, he was more than happy to trade sleeping on a twin size matress next us for a bed just like his big brother. #2 has always adored and admired his big bro. DS#3 is still in our room, in a twin size on the floor next to our queen. ½ of the time I awake to find him in bed with us.<br><br>
We are looking for a 3 bdrm house right now. With the extra bdrm, I think our oldest will finally have his own room. He's asked for 2 years running on his Christmas list for his own room. DS #2 and #3 will have a room set up for themselves. And Peanut will be in our room. The only thing that we might add to our room is to maybe put up the crib, side car style. But I doubt this since DH says he can't find the hardware for the things... It hasn't seen the light of day in more than 5 yrs.<br><br>
I do make sure that the baby has his/her own little changing station, fully equipt, as well as a little dresser filled with clothes, blankets, and other stuff. Washing all the gender neutral clothes was a great early labor project last time and anticipate doing the same again this time around.
 

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we have a small 2 bedroom condo. One room is the playroom and i've taken the door off. its right off the living room and is sorta just an extention of it now. the master bedroom we have 2 queen size mattresses on the floor (gave up bedframed a long time ago ) and we all sleep there. My sons are 7 and 4. They have the option to change the playroom into a bedroom, but i have a feeling it will be a long time before they are willing to sleep apart. so the baby will sleep with us. I make up for my craving to buy bedding by browsing diapers, knitted blankets and cute little odds and ends. my family thinks im very wack right now. they are all so thrown that i dont need bottles or cribs or all of that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 
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