Ever since learning of our baby's gender.. I've really started to think about her nursery.
I envisioned her in the extra bedroom.. With only her things in it. Typical nursery.
Well... We were cleaning our apt yesterday and that's when reality hit us in the face.
We have a lot of stuff i.e. bins, computer desk, guitars, guns, oh and more bins.
These are all things that we can't really put anywhere else.. because they don't fit!

Soooo.....

That's when I started to think about bassinets and cradles that we'd just keep in our room.
I know that babies should only be in them for about 3-5 months.. But we probably won't be in that apt for any longer than that.
Well I immediately ruled out bassinets because cradles do the same thing and they're slightly bigger.
So right now I'm in-between buying a little cradle for my bedside or doing this:


Buying a crib and putting it in our closet in our room. Isn't it so adorable? And sooo perfect for small spaces.

What do you think? Opinions please!

10 comments:

Arielle said...

That's an awesome idea! Go for it!

The Kunz Family said...

this is a very cute idea!! just hope she is a quiet sleeper :) I had planned to have Kinsey in my room for the first 2 months but she was only in my room for 3 nights because she was such a noisy sleeper haha!

Bri said...

That is such a great idea! Cute and practical at the same time.
I vote yessss :)

krystal said...

i really love the idea, always, always have... the practical side is yes a lot of newborns are loud sleepers (sqeaks, heavy breathing, grunts etc.). my second son anderson, now 7 months, was one of those babys. they get over it but especially with your first baby, you'll think all the noises = something wrong and may keep you up worrying.

Erin said...

I tried to sleep with Katie for the first month at your parents house and did not sleep for 4 wks straight until we moved into our own place and she had her own room. On the flip side she did not sleep well until I slept in a different room. Those ideas are so cute, maybe try them in the closet in your 2nd room. I know it is cute to give a whole room to a nursery, but... When Marcus and Addy came I had part of the room as their nursery and the other part the office, their half looked really cute. When they got older we moved the office into our room.

rmdickson said...

i think thats a great idea because then you wouldn't loose your other bed room!!! Plus you could do something cute just like they did in the picture i vote yes haah!

alli said...

Not gonna lie, we had both of ours in a pack n play in our room for the first 4 months of life. I definitely recommend keeping them in your room, you get more sleep that way. I don't know if you're going to be nursing or not but it's always better for that because you don't have to be totally awake if the crib is right next to you. If you aren't going to get a full on crib and just want something small, my sister has an Arm's Reach (technically bassinet but it's like a mini pack n play) and you can basically sort of connect it to your bed so she will be sort of co sleeping but have her own space so you don't have to worry about rolling over on her. The website is here: http://www.armsreach.com/ They are awesome. One of these would be great in your closet too because they are smaller and then you could get a real crib when she is older in your next apt. or whatever. And this thing travels well like a pack n play but is cuter and smaller. Good luck deciding!

alli said...

PS I think she has the mini, this one http://www.armsreach.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=cPath=cPath=3_18_6 Sorry I am leaving so much on here! We are so excited for you guys!

alli said...

I just read what other people said and it's true, some babies are noisier than others. Eric was pretty noisy but I just wanted to have him close so all the sounds at night I just had to get used to but it's different for everyone, so good luck figuring it out!

Emily Dickson said...

Thanks so much everyone!!!

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