I just thought I'd share some links to some cute baby/kid stuff. Some of the stuff is a little pricey, but I love to browse for ideas. The third link has some really cute car seat covers and accessories for baby/kid.
So, I'm trying to figure out how to arrange my kids rooms right now. We have three bedrooms upstairs including the master. My two kid rooms aren't huge, neither one has any growing room. Lilly's room is the smallest and it's the designated nursery. It has a crib, dresser and glider in right now and that's about all it can fit. Ethan's room is a little larger and has a twin bed, dresser, kid table and tiny book shelf. So my question is, what do I do with Lilly? We have a fourth bedroom in the basement, but I'm not going to put Ethan down there, he'd freak out. The new baby will be here in four months and it's a girl so I'll keep the nursery the way it is. I was considering putting the baby and Lilly in the nursery, but I don't think that's such a great idea now. Lilly will just be two when the baby's born and I have a feeling she's going to be very jealous. Whenever Ryan and I hold someone's baby or play with a little one, she comes running and says "My Mommy"! or "My Daddy"! and will try to tug on the baby.
So, my only realistic option is putting Ethan and Lilly in a room together. This just doesn't seem fun to me. I feel like I'm kicking Lilly out of her cute girlie room and throwing her in a boy room with her brother. I could just stick a toddler bed in there or buy bunk beds. I know the sleeping arrangement will be a nightmare at first (both of my kids are light sleepers and require a lot of sleep, I'm talking 12-13 hours a night), but I'm sure they'll get used to it.
The baby will most likely be in our room in a bassinet for the first 6 weeks of so. But I wanted to transition Lilly before the baby's born so she's not traumatized.
Oh yeah, I do have one other option: Put my house up for sale and find a house with 4 bedrooms on the same floor. Unfortunately, that's just not in the cards right now. Although I'm crossing my fingers in might be in the next year.
Any creative suggestions would be appreciated.
I'm sure I sound like the biggest whiner right now, a hundred years ago most families slept in the same room together, all 12 of them.