Planning the Nursery

18 Nov

I am almost 29 weeks and we haven’t even started on the nursery.

Yeah, we have lots of stuff – stroller, bath, diaper genie, playpen, TONS of hand-me-down clothes (looks like I won’t need to buy any until he turns two!!!) – but we still haven’t started on the nursery.

Every now and then I’ll browse the internet, looking for inspiring ideas, save some that I like and… put all this to rest. I don’t seem to know where to start. It’s even harder since I am planning to keep a double bed in the nursery for the first little while, which will make the conditions a bit crowded – and makes it hard to decide what goes where.

Today I finally decided which thread needs to be pulled to get this ball going: I need to get curtains and some fabric to re-drape the rocking chair (or are they called sliding chairs?)

The colours and patterns will dictate the choice of paint colour for the walls – and the paintings on the wall which I would love to do myself.

I intended to take a trip to the area of Toronto that has the highest concentration of fabric stores per square foot, but woke up with pretty big pain under my right knee, at the back of the leg. Ahhh, I suspect varicose veins aren’t to be avoided for me ;( Anyway, I decided to take it easy and stay put today. What saddens me is that next time I will have any free time to go shopping will be after Dec. 4th!!! Isn’t that crazy?! My life got too busy with all kinds of activities related to friends, family, and work. Which makes me feel like I am running out of time.

Well, maybe – just maybe – I will be able to go to those stores on Wednesday… we’ll see. It won’t help much for I won’t be able to do anything with the pieces of fabric until December even if I do buy them on Wednesday… sigh.

Oh, and if anyone’s interested – here’s a pretty good online nursery layout planner:


4 Responses to “Planning the Nursery”

  1. Mrs. E November 18, 2011 at 4:41 PM #

    Thanks for the website tip! I’ll definitely be checking it out. I’m sorry you’re feeling pressured about time. It sounds like you’ve been really busy for the past few months, but I’m sure you’ll get it done and end up with a nursery that’s just as good–if not better–than anything you could have planned months ago! Good luck 🙂

    • zygotta November 18, 2011 at 4:53 PM #

      you’re welcome! I found it useful as I was trying to figure our where every piece of furniture should go.

      Yes, I think I know I’ll have the nursery ready. I am that type of person, anyway – the one that gets everything done in the 11th hour. I am t my most efficient when under time constraints 😉

  2. babiesandus November 19, 2011 at 3:23 AM #

    Good luck with getting the perfect material and starting your nursery. I am sure once you getting going everything will fall in place in the room.

    • zygotta November 19, 2011 at 9:18 AM #

      thank you Lindi – I hope you’re right 😉

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