I posted some nursery designs plans before but then we started realizing how loud our neighbors can be. One day the frames we have hanging on the wall up our staircase had fallen to the ground. They have a toddler and run around and play a lot. The office that we were planning on converting to a nursery shares a wall with those neighbors. We have decided to switch the rooms so the blue office will be our guest bedroom / craft room and the current craft room will become the nursery. I recently painted the craft room with 18″ horizontal stripes and the colors are very different than the blue so it is changing my plans. We have plenty of time on that and I am excited to get to work on it!
One of my coworkers was due July 12 but had her baby early on May 18. She and I just had a conversation about how neither of us had bought anything, I kept thinking if she isn’t worried than I won’t worry because she is due before me. Well when the baby came early, (everything is good with mom and baby BTW) it lit my fire to start on the basics. We decided a little while ago to buy as much second hand as we can. There are so many baby things, everything is so expensive and the kid is going to grow it out quickly so why not save a little. I love that we are saving money and I can refinish things with the same paint color. Plus it has been really easy to look up the model of products to read reviews and learn about safety and also get an idea on pricing to help negotiate a little. I already feel better getting a few things and have some nice projects to work on for the nursery!
This whole process hasn’t been what is expected at all. It took forever to get pregnant and I just thought I would be so sick and have all of these symptoms. In addition to all of that, there are weird things going on with family that I never expected and I just can’t help but feel that we are all missing out on sharing this time. This is my first kid and the first grand kid and I just really imagined everything so different. It makes me so sad and overwhelms me at times. I try not to let it depress me too much but it isn’t something you can just ignore. I am extremely excited and so look forward to what is to come but this weighs heavily on me. I love that Stephen is so involved and loving, I really never imagined or knew that someone could fit me so perfectly. He is going to be an amazing dad and I am so excited to start our family together and start new traditions.