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!