Sunday, June 8, 2008

Progress

Yesterday, we finally tackled the big project of cleaning out the nursery.

In order to get one room completely empty, we had to combine our guest room and office together. I work from home, so I have a lot of materials, supplies, paperwork, etc. that all had to be consolidated with a queen sized bed, antique desk, and our own personal computer. As any big project tends to do, it became an even bigger job than we had anticipated. We ended up having a few disagreements about what should go where, but ultimately, the guest/office room is done. It's definitely crowded, but it's workable, and we don't have overnight guests that often.

The nursery is deliciously empty now, except for his swing, bassinet, rocking chair, and some clothes that we have gotten as gifts and hand-me-downs. The dresser and crib get delivered this evening and we are going to buy paint today. We probably won't get to the actual painting until next weekend, so the crib will stay in its box and the dresser and other gear will get shoved to the center of the room so that we can work around it.

My back is sore and my hips are aching (so much for my massage!), but it feels good to have another major step completed on our way to getting ready for Little Man. Our first shower is next weekend and we have another two weeks after that, so I know that we are going to start getting some things. It is good that we have a place to put it all as it comes in.

Now, if I can just decide on that nursery theme. . .

11 comments:

Chas said...

Getting the room ready is a big step, and you've started, so that's a milestone!

Fertilized said...

I am/have been getting the nursery ready these past 2 weeks. It is an exhausting process. Good luck to you deciding on a theme you like.

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Congrats on taking a huge step towards getting the nursery ready! We cleaned ours out, and P has been repairing the ceiling. Paint comes next.

Adriane said...

Getting the nursery ready is such a chore - we just started this weekend, too! I was surprised at how much work was involved.

I have a shower next weekend as well! Can't wait to hear how yours goes!!

Tracy said...

Congrats on this very big step...I know it was a project. The rest of it will fall into place in no time!

Samantha said...

Cleaning up a room is a big step - I'm glad you've finished the heavy lifting - time for another massage!

gracechild said...

Girl here's a pat on the back from me. Now go put your feet up. :)

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

That's great! It feels good to start getting things cleared out. I'm in the midst of doing the same thing here in our bonus room and it is just so nice to see space! :)

Joy said...

Doesn't it feel good?! Wait until you put that paint up!!! Then you'll feel really great. Good job!!!

sara said...

Happy early birthday, hope it's a great one!

Amy said...

Awww, you are so almost to the finish!! This is exciting! Can't wait for the shower....love ya dude!