well, truthfully I don’t think we could ever really be ready for Baby to come but I guess we’re about as ready as we’re ever going to be.
A couple of weeks ago, a fire got lit under us after going to our Baby Care Skills class that perhaps we should start getting things ready. So we each cleared out a drawer in the dresser to be refilled again with baby things.
I don’t actually have any pictures of the initial round of organizing. First there were clothes everywhere as we packed up heavy wintery clothes to be packed away in the basement. Then there were baby things everywhere as we sorted through baby shower presents, took tags off things, and decided what needed to be washed. Also, we finally got around to packing our suitcase for the hospital – I mean, things were scheduled but Baby could have it’s own plan.
But at this point, the condo was still very much on the market so we didn’t actually commit anything other than the 2 drawers for baby things. As of Friday, our condo is no longer on the market – at least for a few weeks, so we finished things up.
We knew that we were going to need a laundry basket for the baby and some overflow space so a chair got relegated to the basement and we bought a cute table in HomeGoods (it was mismarked so we got a $130 table for $50! Score!). The bags hanging on the wall are for our future adventure with cloth diapering.
Here are the insides of the drawers that we sacrificed for Baby. On the left, we have receiving blankets, sleep sacks, burp cloths, hats, socks, the Ergo infant insert and a few other random bits. On the right, we have all the baby clothes and diapers.
After having to rescue the cradle from the clutches of an ill-timed basement clearout by maintenance, we put the cradle beside our bed. Well, we quickly learned that between our laundry hamper, the bed, the closet door and the rockers on the cradle, it was going to be an ankle biter.
Next solution, move the laundry basket.
Perhaps not the most elegant solution but it works. We’ve since tucked the door back behind the nightstand where it used to reside before the realtor suggested that we keep the door closed.
So that’s that. All ready for Baby!