Monday, August 2, 2010

The Mess.


Today is the day I’ve been dreading all summer. Blake going back to school. I have to admit, I’ve been utterly spoiled this entire summer. Besides B’s week-long trip to Jamaica for a mission trip, we have spent every.day.together.

But this morning, he woke up at 6:30 to start his first day of his second year of med school. People have asked, “What are you going to do now that he’s not home all day?” Well, I can assure you I won’t be bored.

Oh, no.

I have THIS to tackle:
And what is THAT, you might ask??

Oh, just the baby’s nursery.

Yep. Somewhere in there.

This used to be our spare bedroom/office/craft room. But now, there’s a much more important use for it. And all the crap stuff you see is a “collection” of baby items. [With several wedding things thrown in there.] We’ve been exceedingly fortunate to have such wonderful people in our lives. People who want to help us and give us lots of baby things. My sister-in-law has been absolutely amazing. Her mother’s group was kind enough to donate tons and tons of baby stuff to us. From maternity clothes, to baby clothes, to a changing table and matching rocker, to toys and books. It’s awesome.

BUT... now... I have to put it someplace where it actually looks like it’s been placed by a human being and not a tornado.

Since we’re renting for another year before we move back home for B to do his rotations, we aren’t able to paint the walls (kind of a bummer, but it’s okay), and the twin bed is going to stay in here since the house came furnished. It really works out nice this way because if B has a major test the next day, and Little Miss is screaming having a tough night, I can take a little hiatus to the nursery to take care of her while B gets a well rested night’s sleep for his test.

The picture above is bittersweet. I’m not looking forward to getting in there and tackling the project because 1. The “nesting” bug hasn’t quite bit me yet and, 2. I hate dislike very much to clean things out. But, on the flipside, I can’t wait to see how it will all turn out. I’m very excited to hang her wall decorations and organize her itty-bitty clothes.  

Wish me luck! =)


6 comments:

  1. Good luck tackling that room!! You'll do a great job and I cannot wait to see it when it's finished!

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  2. It looks like you have some work ahead of you, but just think of the end result! It will be so very fabulous! I can only come up with ideas and buy stuff for our nursery but can't decorate it yet since 1. We are renting, and 2. we might be moving in a few months. I'm very excited to see your nursery once you're all done :-) Good luck!

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  3. Ah you have three months until the baby comes right? Which, congrats on your pregnancy!! - I've been missing from the blogging world lately! (This is Marissa from married to a med student). But good luck with organizing - I have several similar projects from moving and regainging things that we had stored at our parents' houses!
    I hope pregnancy is treating you well!

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  4. Good luck with the room! I know it will be amazing when you are done with it :) I know what you mean about being spoiled having the hubby home, I get used to Mr.B being around on the weekends and then when Monday roles around I miss him :). Silly? yes. I hope you have a great week!!!
    xoxo

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  5. I'm hating school starting again:( That being said, have fun getting the room together. That is such a fun, precious time.

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  6. I finally unpacked our last room last weekend (which was looking a lot like your pics)! So much work, but how exciting that you get to turn it into a lovely nursery! Hubs starting school again is such a bummer...mine is on his third rotation of third year and it's so busy. I'm excited for him, but I miss having him around as much :(

    BTW November 26 is such a fabulous due date (it's my birthday)!

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