Our house started out feeling so huge when we first bought it. We went from a two-bedroom apartment to around 2100 square feet, and the closet space and floor space seemed infinite. We didn’t even have the furniture to fill up most of the rooms. Now, we are literally filled to the ceiling in all of the closets, and our rooms are packed wall-to-wall with stuff.
Needless to say, Pickle will definitely not have his own room. We have three bedrooms and a bonus room; the bonus room is a huge room over our garage that doubles as an office and craft room. All four walls are packed with stuff that is creeping out into the center of the room. One of the bedrooms is of course ours, and Pumpkin and Peanut had their own rooms, until about a month ago. We moved Peanut into Pumpkin’s room, and turned Peanut’s room into the playroom. The crib is still in there, but the room is stuffed full of toys and painted pink and green. No way are we going to try to paint it in boy-appropriate colors AND find somewhere else for all of the toys. Finding space elsewhere for the toys in this house would be next to impossible.
Peanut slept in our bed with us from the night she came home until she was around nine months old, and Pickle will be in our room too. I’d really like to avoid bedsharing this time; we have an Arm’s Reach Cosleeper that we never used with Peanut, because she spent most of the night latched on to my breast. When she was an infant, the cosleeper was laundry storage. Changing table and nursing glider are both in our room as well, so Baby Boy will essentially be our roommate.
My mom requested photos of the new setup, so I snapped some immediately after I finished rearranging the new rooms. They stayed this tidy until approximately 15 seconds after the shutter snapped on the last photo.
A move is probably due for this family within the next year or so.