Nursey Dilemma

It's not really a dilemma, more of a quandary, perhaps even a pickle. I cannot figure out how to set up Sosebee's nursery. We have a lot of furniture, a lot of junk, a smallish house, and precious little storage space. Trying to wrap my mind around how to give Sosebee a beautiful, functional nursery that also gives her lots of much needed play space is slightly overwhelming.

We have two rooms that we can consider for the nursery - a room that is closer to our room, but smallish or a much more spacious room that is a little farther away from our bedroom (and also has a door to the outside). I can envision the overall living space being much better employed if we give her the larger room. I can even see the benefits of her being farther away from the noisy parts of the house and even from our bedroom...I cannot get over the outside entry.

Then, we have our current guest room. It's right off of the living room and is pretty small. Sosebee obviously isn't going to be that big when she arrives, but I don't want all of her furniture to simply be squished together. However, it doesn't have an entry to the outdoors and is more easily kept warm in the winter.

I'm very torn. Very. Little help here.


  1. I would put her in the smaller room...you don't want to worry about her being cold and/or being baby-snatched! Sorry to put that idea in your head, but it was the first thing that popped into my mind...paranoid mother, what can I say? ;) Also, Anahi still doesn't have her own room (we are in a 2 bedroom apartment) and even though all of her toys are in our living room, she could care less! You could always move her to the bigger room when she gets older/plays on her own.

  2. Anonymous11:40 PM

    I agree with the comment above. Selah has her own room, but she never plays in it. We keep most of her toys in the living room in a big basket, and she plays on a quilt on the floor in there. Also, the fewer steps to the crib those first few months the better (especially at 3AM).

    You'll have to post pictures once your done. Decorating the nursery was one of my favorite parts. Much love, Tara