Having a new baby can be completely overwhelming. There is so much to plan for and so much to get ready, that I like to start months in advance. With our first child - Kik - I was so nervous and didn't feel like I was ready until months after she was born. Then with Bid I had done it all before and had everything I needed, so I was a lot more relaxed.
When I first found out we were expecting our third child I had the same relaxed attitude. I had kept everything from both of our girls, so I felt completely prepared. Then I found out that we were having a boy and the panic set in.
Everything in our house leans towards the girly side, and we have virtually nothing for a boy. It's like being a first time parent all over again!
The first thing I did to get ready was to start cleaning out the baby's nursery. It is slowly changing from an adorable pink and white ballet themed room, to a bare white room. There are exactly two things left in the room, our baby crib and an empty dresser.
I am so relieved that I don't have to shop for baby cribs again. The first time around was such a process. There were drop cribs, convertible cribs, and foldable cribs. And I loved them all!
This is what we ended up with -
In all honesty, I don't love the crib. I love the look, but I'm kind of short and the crib is kind of tall. I need a step stool just to avoid having to drop my kids when I lay them down. Our crib is convertible into a toddler bed, but for some reason it didn't come with a rail.
If I had to do it again, I would probably get the davinci kalani, or another similar crib.
The straight lines would make laying a baby down so much easier. And I love that the crib converts from a crib, to a toddler bird, to a twin bed. But since my old crib is the only thing I currently have that works for a boy, my dream crib will remain just a dream.
Now on to the main event!
Since I will be retracing the path of a new parent as I prepare for my baby boy, I thought it would be fun to take all of you along for the ride. For the next few months I will be hosting an All Things Baby Event right here. During the event I will be introducing products and companies that are all about baby, and give you the chance to win some awesome prizes. Just look for this button!