After weeks of little piles all over our bedroom, June's room, the hallway and the spare room, we've finally jostled all the furniture around, found a spot for the crib and put together a nice little corner for baby Kelly to come home to. And in the nick of time I swear; I spent all my last crazy pregnant woman cards scrubbing the kitchen floor on my hands and knees yesterday. The nesting has reached an all time high so I'm thinking it can't be long now! Although... who knows. Everything the past month has been so different then in the lead up to June's birth, this baby has me guessing if I've actually even done this once before. Saying it here for the record though - Baby Kelly if you're listening, we're ready for you! (When you're ready of course!)
I think I may have mentioned it but we've decided that the Kelly kids will be sharing a room when the time is right. We just don't have a lot of extra room, and we need to keep a spare room since most of my family lives out of town (and I love it when they come and visit <3). I've done quite a bit of reading but it seems to be consensus that it's easier to have the babies share after the first four months when their sleeping pattern is most erratic (although, honestly, is that even a true statement? Because pretty sure sleeping patterns were still pretty erratic with my toddler about 2 months ago...). Either way, I know we'll want the baby close to us for the first little while because I won't be able to sleep likely otherwise.
We decided to get an apartment-sized crib and we went with the Origami Mini Crib from Babyletto (because I was able to see it in a store in Ottawa in person). The reason we went with a tiny crib and not another full size crib is because we figure by the time June is ready to get into a bigger bed, the baby can have hers. This one is good for up to a year which is perfect timing - it also has wheels so we can literally roll it right up to our bed during the night (which I know I'm going to want to do) and also when we're starting to gain some more distance, we can wheel it into the spare room, and finally, roll it right into the Nursery when were ready for it. I've got June's room all transformed and space for a baby's crib cleared out as well. Hoping to share some pictures of it soon as well!
Anyway, it's a pretty plain room; we were trying to keep things minimalist so it feels cleaner as we start to put some more bodies and stuff into it :) Also without knowing the gender and without wanting it to feel completely "baby" since it's only a temporary set-up. I'm super happy with the outcome! Here are a few pictures:
when you are trying to take photos of a made bed and then your toddler just jumps in it anyway. :|
print above the crib is from land of nod and was exactly what I was looking for. Took me awhile to find but when I found it I was so happy!
Ahhh. Can't believe a new baby will be here before we know it. We are so ready and you are already SO loved baby Kelly!