The nursery-ish

Update: I am still pregnant. I am extremely grateful for this fact, considering that I finally got around to scheduling my birth class, and it’s tomorrow, when I am officially 39 weeks pregnant. Nothing like cutting it close I guess.

This weekend, my sister came out and helped us with the nursery. She and my wife stripped and painted this bookcase, which used to live in my sister’s old apartment in Hells Kitchen.

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I finished setting up the crib and changing table and guest bed as well. Not pictured here: pile of bathroom stuff in corner, blinds waiting to be hung, drill and toolbox on the floor, etc. Also the cat has taken to sleeping in the bassinet, so I suppose that I will need to re-wash the sheets. Turns out cats LOVE sleeping in places intended for babies. I am glad that ours are too lazy/lack the ability to get their furry little feline bodies into the actual crib. Most expensive cat bed ever.

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The little signs that say Welcome Baby aren’t permanent. They are from a little shower that I had at work, but we don’t really have much for the walls and I want our little one to know how excited we are to bring him or her home, especially since his or her older siblings are still…. Less than excited.

The super-hazardous lamp from our living room that’s sitting on the changing table is also not permanent, but the floor lamps I like are pretty gendered, so we are waiting to see which gender-stereotypes to enforce before we get one. You know, hot pink or football, that sort of thing.

Anyway, still lots to do, but I’m feeling like if I had the baby next weekend, it wouldn’t be a total shit-show of unpreparedness. So this is progress, right?

And for good measure, a bump selfie and one in the nursery.

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9 thoughts on “The nursery-ish

    • When I was around 20 weeks, people on my January 2015 Babies message board started posting pictures of 100% complete nurseries. As in, not with power tools stashed in the corners and a lamp from the living room, but legit complete decorated rooms with diapers in the changing table and stuff on the walls. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? And, do they exist solely to make the rest of us feel bad?

      • Hehe, we didn’t have anything but a dresser and single shelf for toys and books. Nothing on the walls until Dar was three and a half months old! You’re doing just fine 😀

  1. Yes I came to comment how much I love that mobile too! As for the prepared parents – in my due date group one of the mums has her whole nursery done already (at 18weeks), this includes sewing curtains & cushion covers, repainting etc!

    • I love the mobile too! It was a gift from a friend from law school. She got it from a local company — makeshop.nyc — and they send you a little kit to put it together. It was very easy! Ours is the rainbow one but they come in all colors (including glitter).

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