Thursday, January 12, 2012

21 Days to Organization: Days 8 & 9 (and some thoughts on the babe.)

Day 8: The coat closet.
Our coat closet is huge.  It's probably the entire length of our hallway, which is great because it gives us a place to put all our stuff.
Side 1, Before.

Side 2, Before.
Side 1, After

Side 2, After.
Side 1 has all our sporting/outdoorsy stuff, plus Dan's tool box.  It's also home to Dan's golf clubs.  My car trunk is not home to Dan's golf clubs.  (Hint, hint).  Also, say hi to my wedding dress!  It doesn't really fit in my closet, so it gets to hang out in here too!
Side 2 is full of fun things like holiday decorations, gift bags/wrapping paper, and cleaning/laundry stuff.  Oh, and a random chip and dip bowl that's too big to fit in our kitchen cupboards.

Day 9: Toy Organization.
Seeing as how the one kid I have isn't even born yet, we don't have too many toys around these here parts.  But we do have a few cute baby things that were piling up in Miss Baby's future closet, so I decided that maybe I should start taking care of things in there before it really gets crazy.

Going through the few things we've already gotten for Miss Baby made me so excited!  Sometimes it is a panic-attack-inducing thought that I will be a mother in a little more than two months.  I mean, I have NO idea what I'm doing with my own life some days, and now I'm going to be responsible for this whole other human being.  Will she survive?  Will she be normal?  I'm going to say yes to the first, but no guarantees on that second question.  I do know that even though motherhood/complete change in lifestyle is scary, I do know that it's exactly where I want to be.  I'm so excited to be a mommy, and I plan on enjoying it fully.  Even those sleep deprived nights.  I'm sure some of you experienced people are shaking your heads thinking I'm romanticizing it and have absolutely no idea what I'm getting myself into.  You're probably right, but at least I'm trying to go in with a good attitude, right?

While on the topic of Miss Baby, what are your thoughts on name revealing?  We're pretty sure on the name we're going to use, but I'm afraid at the last minute I will change my mind.  I'm never good at keeping a secret, and I've let the name slip at least a few times already (probably to some of you).  Do you believe in telling anyone and everyone their name as soon as you've chosen, or do you like to do a big reveal after the baby is born?  It's a conundrum.

P.S. Thanks to all who have given/sent us the darn cutest baby clothes/toys I ever have seen.  You all are the greatest, and we feel so loved (baby included).


Lisa said...

Oh my gosh it's so exciting!!! I love seeing all your baby things. I am so happy for you. I totally want to make you the cutest thing and send it to you. I'm going to text you haha.

robertandsharon said...

We always told our baby name choices but of course, we never knew if we were having a boy or a girl so we had to have both names selected. You do what makes you feel the happiest. Sometimes it is fun to surprise everyone. Have you decided on a white or a black rocking chair - enquiring minds need to know!<8