Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Little Progress....

I'm pretty sure I'm moving into the more, um.....stationary....part of my pregnancy. At 32 weeks, it now requires noticeable effort to get up and down and do a lot of standing and walking, etc. Don't I sound sad?

So there's a reason things are moving so slowly on getting ready for this little girl....or anything else for that matter. However, I did make a little progress on her closet. As I've said before, a big to-do item was to move all of Manny's clothes and shoes out of that closet and into the other closet that he will now share with Isaiah.

Here's what the nursery closet looked like before (please excuse all the blur):

{Top hanging rack/shelf....what little baby girl doesn't need
a very old and poorly made trumpet?}

{what you see when you look to the left. My wedding dress,
luggage, a changing pad, little pants and onesie for Zoe}

{Lots of storage drawers for pants, socks, underwear,
pajamas, misc shoes that don't fit...}

{To the right: more shelves filled with more shoes in
an upcoming size, sheets and bedding, randomness}

And what surprises does one find when rummaging in the back of a closet that never gets cleaned?

One's husband's childhood Teddy Ruxpin, Grubby the Worm and all the various tapes and books that go with them. Did anyone else have those? His parents were cool parents. :)

Anyway, so I went through Manny's clothes and shoes (he had SO much thanks to hand-me-downs) and packed up anything that I didn't absolutely love. I filled up a huge bin. That was a beautiful feeling. I also went through Isaiah's and edited it down too.

Then, the most amazing thing happened. I was putting Manny's clothes into the closet and dresser that formally only housed Isaiah's things and realized all fit! And there was room left over! That was one of the things I was most worried about, but having a revelation that children just don't need 20+ shirts was such a gift and I feel so much better about how we're going to make all this work.

We're just going to live with less and it's SO freeing!!!

Moving's Zoe's closet now....
{Sigh. All those little hangers just waiting for
baby girl clothes. Makes me kinda giddy. I'm not sure what
I'm going to do with those fabric covered
canvases I've had forever. I just thought they looked
cute there for the moment. That shelf will actually hold
her laundry basket.}

{To the right: bedding, blankets and things waiting
to dress her crib. I didn't take a pic of what's to the left, but
I cleaned it out and now it just has my wedding dress, Josh's Teddy Ruxpin and Grubby
and our suitcase. There's room now to store more stuff if we need to.}

{Cute little plush hangers.}

{All the empty drawers that will be so useful
since the room is too small for a dresser. Still not sure what to do
with that shoe organizer.}

Anyway, so there's our little bit of progress. I'm so ready to tackle the rest of her room now!


Stacey Lanier said...

This is looking good!! Great job! I'm getting more and more vision for those shoe organizers. You can definitely use it for little toys for the boys or...
stuff for Zoe like socks, hairbows, little shoes, tights, bloomers. There's just a lot of little accessories for girls. :) Welcome to girl world! I canNOT wait to meet her!

Kristy said...

Wow, that is inspiring progress!! And I can so relate to the difficulty of such tasks as standing. Also, the fact that Josh still has his teddy ruxpin warms my heart, and brings back some good memories, lol!