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Old Nov 2nd, 2017, 08:09 AM   1
Talia12
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Decorating the nursery


When does everyone else think is a good time to do this?!
Baby will be in with us of course but her actual room will be shared with her brother, I'll still change/dress her in there etc. The only thing I'm doing decoration-wise is painting one whole wall (someone else will do this for me. Not just because I'm pregnant but because I'm crap at it ) and getting a wall sticker and name letters, and a new chest of drawers. I was thinking of doing it mid December so around 36 weeks, does that sound reasonable? Think I'm too superstitious to do it any sooner



 
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Old Nov 2nd, 2017, 11:01 AM   2
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I did all my nursery stuff around 20 weeks when I could still function, felt ok and didnít have an enormous bump in my way or preventing me from bending or reaching for things lol.

I am not even doing much of a nursery from this one, aside from the pack n play I just set her room up for a toddler and have the crib in our room. I had her room done between 15-16 weeks. My nursery went mostly unused with the boys so I didnít see the point thus time.



 
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Old Nov 2nd, 2017, 13:51 PM   3
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I have the same kind of idea as you Talia decoration wise, he will be sharing a room with his sister too. I've decided not to change anything in her room for a while, just seems a bit pointless to do it all when he won't be in there or care for quite a while! I think I will do it all when they end up sharing a room properly which I can see not ending up happening for the first year or so, whenever he is sleeping reliably! I thought she could enjoy the room to herself for another year and then she can have some input when they finally share properly, so will just have an extra chest of drawers in there for now x



 
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Old Nov 2nd, 2017, 15:20 PM   4
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Yeah that makes sense. When did you/will you get the chest of drawers?



 
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Old Nov 2nd, 2017, 16:18 PM   5
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My mom and sister painted when I was 21 weeks after we found out the gender.

I'm now slowly getting things put together. Very slowly!

I have the prints just need frames, I made curtians but need to hang them, ect. I have some of her clothes hanging with tags but I won't wash those until she is here aside from the newborn ones and a couple 0-3 month just incase.



 
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Old Nov 2nd, 2017, 19:05 PM   6
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Aw that's so exciting! I can't wait to wash clothes and put them away, think that's the best bit!



 
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Old Nov 3rd, 2017, 03:54 AM   7
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Yeah that makes sense. When did you/will you get the chest of drawers?
Have got it already, only because there was one on sale that we wanted! I'm going to put a changing mat on top of it so it can double as a change table and just use the top drawer for nappies and wipes etc and the other 3 drawers for clothes. My daughter has a ton of toys in her room so I thought I would leave them there for her to play with for a while and then when baby is ready to move in I can divide the room properly



 
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Old Nov 3rd, 2017, 08:18 AM   8
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I think that sounds fine. Obviously, they don't need any sort of decorations, so even if you did go early, it doesn't matter much, other than the hassle of having someone doing decorating for you when you are at home with a new baby.

We aren't painting or doing any decals or anything like that, but we do need to put some furniture together, put our older daughter's cot bed back into a cot, get organised (nursery is currently a box room used for storage), probably hang a few pictures on the wall. Baby won't sleep in there either as we co-sleep, so it's mainly just for storing things. We aim to do it over Christmas since we have the time off then. I'll be about 32 weeks. There's no reason though we're doing it then other than we're off work and will finally have time to think about it



 
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Old Nov 3rd, 2017, 08:40 AM   9
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Yeah, that's totally true. I was a little bit concerned about the paint because I read online you need to have all the painting finished 8 weeks before baby is due and leave the window open that whole time which (a) seems excessively cautious and (b) I can't do because ds sleeps in there and it's winter! But since it's just one wall and I'm not going to buy some crappy toxic Chinese paint I'm thinking it should be fine haha I'm guessing...
I guess the only thing really is the chest of drawers but I might wash just two of her outfits before then because I should probably have a hospital bag packed by like 35 weeks or something? Dunno when the normal time is to do that either! I remember putting up my ds's cot etc and washing his clothes but I just cannot remember how many weeks I was!



 
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Old Nov 3rd, 2017, 10:03 AM   10
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We just had our nursery painted by my dad this past week, crib has been set up for a while, I have an ikea rocker in there, and I've made two baby blankets lol. I already love blankets, so the more the merrier to me... I just have to get dresser situated and debating whether to go with another option for it... It was mine when I was a baby and it was my moms when she was a kid. It's very old and had to be duct taped together to move it O_O. It holds together fine set up, but just wondering if it's time to retire it :-\ My intent was to paint it and see. If not, my mom'll take it back to her house and we'll find something else.
SO... dresser is the last bit to do I will be using that as a changing table for him.



 
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