Saturday, September 16, 2006

Baby Stuff...and Lovin' It!

Friends have often told me about babies and that they come with a lot of 'stuff.' I'm here to attest that the stuff can begin arriving long before baby does! :o) Between the things I buy, gifts from family and friends and then add to the mix those great Secret Pal gifts and it equals lots of baby stuff! Not complaining in the least, just stating facts here. If someone didn't know me and walked upstairs in my home they would have no idea that there aren't little feet running around yet.

To help myself organize things a bit, since in reality I probably won't be needing it for a year or so, I went to Wal-Mart and purchased some plastic storage containers. I'm now happy to say that some of Hannah's stash is stored away for safe keeping until we need to crack it open and start using it. Can't wait for that day!!!

Until then, oh man, do I have my work cut out for me! Especially downstairs! My home is so NOT baby proofed! Candle holders, a Royal Doulton left by my Grandma, CD's and piano books (great for ripping) are all at baby's eye level right now. Guess I got me some preparing to do this winter!

I also haven't started the daunting task of turning my scrapping/storage room into Hannah's playroom. Any scrapbooker can attest to the amount of paper, scissors, sticker, etc. that seem to multiply in a scrapbooking room. All of this plus my filing cabinet (housing bills and receipts from 1999...what's that about??....oh yah, got that from my Dad!), years worth of photos, books and sewing supplies will all need to be transferred to their new home in the basement. I'm so thankful for a dry basement and thanks to the spring Garage Sales isn't in too bad a shape.

The exciting thing about starting all this prep work is that eventually I'll be able to set up Hannah's crib in my room and turn her one into a play room!. It's been such fun buying books for my baby girl! I love to read and look forward to the time when we can share this special time together! I'll read, she'll eat the books and all will be good in our little corner of the world!

14 comments:

  1. Hannah has quite the collection of goodies.

    Just imagine the space you'll need as we get closer ;0) Her goodies will have your home bursting at the seams!

    Too fun :0)

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  2. You've got that right! My home is only 1000' so after 10 years of being here I've accumulated quite a bit. Guess it's time to clear out again and prepare for another garage sale in the spring. Things might as well go to good homes!

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  3. Storage bins are a great invention. I need to pick up a couple. Right now I have all of Tori's things piled on a rocking chair that will be her room one day. I need to go in and store it away. Thanks for the idea.

    I know what you mean about baby-proofing. We had our 18 month old niece here for all of 30 minutes a couple of weeks ago and we realized how UNbaby-proof we are. We are going to invite B. over for a few hours before Gotcha day just so she can help us baby proof. LOL

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  4. Cute stuff! I am addicted to books and, in fact, spent too much money today buying books for Kaia. I love that books are the one thing I can buy for her that I don't have to worry about "fitting".

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  5. Gosh, it looks like you're almost ready, with all the amazing stuff you're received and bought. Now Hannah's going to be one lucky gal - because she's got lots of cool loot AND because she's got you for a mom!

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  6. I love being organized too. A little tip for you. Keep all of Hannah's "hair pretties" in a fishing tackle box. I'll post it on my blog some time to show people. It keeps the colours organized and then you can find everything quickly. (Because EVERYTHING'S a rush when you have kids!) :-)

    Janet T.

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  7. Your blog theme is so beautiful, I really love the vibrant colors. I bet it feels really good to get all the baby gear organized and in clear tubs just waiting to be used. Hannah is going to be one very blessed little girl.

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  8. It's a shame that you'll have to put all your scrapbooking stuff away to make the playroom. . . but let's face it, you're not going to have time to scrapbook with little feet running around! A whole new hobby to keep you busy. :)

    Good luck organizing - looks like you're well on your way with the trip to Walmart.

    k

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  9. Wonderful idea to store all that stuff away. I saw some great things! Gonna be so great to have Hannah home to use them.

    You are nesting!

    Keep smilin!

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  10. There must be something in the air because we have started sorting out the baby's room too. You win hands down in the organisation department though.
    I love your blog it is so bright and colourful :)
    Dawn

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  11. LOVE Janet's idea about the tackle box! I just wrestled with hundreds of hair ties this morning in the drawer...
    Love storage bins too...especially come in handy as they outgrow (which they do so fast) all the clothes...and I know...Hannah will have lots of clothes!!!

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  12. You're right!! Your lady bug has called mine off to play somewhere!!!

    Hopefully Hannah and Annaliese get to play together too someday!!

    Love ya!!

    Dawn

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  13. Stuff is accumulating!! YIPPEE....you are one organized girl!! I cant wait until Hannah arrives and starts riffling though all the containers.....she will have her own idea on how to things should go....lol

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  14. Thanks for the encouragement for turning the big 4-0!!! I think I will start wearing white sandles after Labor Day too!

    Looks like your all prepared for your little Hannah! Love that name by the way!

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