Sunday, February 22, 2009

Nursery complete, except for baby...

I wrote about two months ago about the great job DH did with decorating the nursery. Well, he did the heavy lifting and I did the actual decorating. This past weekend we put the finishing touches on it and I wanted to share it with you all.

We received a bunch of books to start the baby's very own library. The pictures on the wall are Flower Fairy prints.
The changing table is all set up and diapers are in the basket just waiting for the first diaper change! Place your bets, will I or DH be the first to use the changing table?


DH's sister-in-law generously donated her glider and ottoman for all the night-time feedings. My mom sewed the curtains.


We also made a big trip to Babies 'R Us for all the remaining items from our registry. Plus a few more "must haves" that caught my eye while we were shopping :-) DH was a trooper but it only took about 2 hours door to door so it wasn't that much of a strain. Then when we got home he had fun putting together all the baby gear. My house now has a lot more "stuff" than we did a few weeks ago!

I did 4 loads of laundry for this baby that still has 5 weeks to percolate. I was motivated and wanted to finish off the nursery with all the cute clothes we received from the baby shower. I can already sense that the itty bitty socks are going to cause me the most headaches when it comes to doing laundry! Another annoying baby clothes discovery is the clothes that are not labeled consistently. For example, a onesie says, "3 months." I assume that means 3-6 months but what if I'm wrong and it should be in the 0-3 month pile? And what about those onesies that say M? They look like the 3-6 month clothes so I put them there. Am I way off base? A first time mom needs to know.

The closet built ins are filling up quickly! Right now there is room for everything but I'm sure it won't last long once our daughter arrives.

Currently I have the closet organized into 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6+ months for the 3 racks. Does anyone know where I can find the round plastic size indicators to hang? Department stores use them but I can't find them to buy. And getting arrested for shoplifting is probably not a good idea at this stage in my pregnancy. I found some adult sized ones but not for infant/baby sizes.

The finishing touch for our nursery is still to come! Right now we are t-minus 5 weeks for my due date. I am more than happy to go early but family history indicates this may not be the case. Either way, I am feeling like I am ready for her, at least from an organizational standpoint. I can't wait for the hardest and most wonderful part to start but she needs to arrive first!

4 comments:

Mommy, Esq. said...

You won't end up hanging up clothes since you'll cycle through them too quickly (except for dresses only used occasionlly). I would make sure your dresser bottom drawer is empty for clothes.

If it says 3 months that means 0-3 months. I don't know why they don't just use weight since every manufacturer's "size" is different. Weight is a much more accurate reference when they are small.

jerseygirl77 said...

Maybe what you are looking for are these? http://www.onestepahead.com/product/osa/732.html

When clothes are labeled with just one size instead of a range, they are the larger end of the range. So like Mommy Esq. said, 3 mos is 0-3. You were right that M is usually 3-6 mos.

Stacey said...

Now I have to got back and look at all the clothes in my 3-6 month range and weed out the 3 month ones. Glad I checked! Thanks for the link, Lori, it's exactly what I was looking for.

Natalie said...

oh i couldn't imagine a cuter nursery! If Finn, Penny, and Ned are any indication, you are going to have one adorable little baby in just a few weeks. I love all the little touches and I can't wait to see pictures of her having a ball in her new beautiful room!