Friday, May 24, 2013

[Little Room] Behind the Scenes

It seems more than a few you noticed something missing from our nursery tour yesterday... where the hell I change A's diapers!


I removed her changing pad from her dresser when we moved out of first house.  At that point she was 8 months old and pushing 18 pounds so hefting her up on the almost chest height dresser was getting to be a chore as is.  Not to mention the wiggle worm she was getting be at that age.

When we moved in with the In Laws for a month, I just changed her straight on the floor in our bedroom. Quick, no lifting (though decent amount of bending), and no worrying about her falling 40" to the floor in a quick squirm and flip move that she was quickly patenting.

When we got settled in the new house, I just decided to keep the changing pad off the dresser and leave it on the floor.  It usually lives here... in a room that looks more like this on a daily basis


Her diapers are stashed in the basket on the bottom right and you can see the wipes right above, though they usually get tossed in the basket too.  The basket on top of the bookcase houses a combination of lotion, coconut oil, diaper cream, q-tips, hairbrush, and hair bows.  The changing pad is easy enough to stand up on the side of her bookcase out of the way or stash it in the closet if trying to keep up appearances for guests, which we usually aren't.  We keep a tidy house, but a real one too... As you can see the standard mess of books and toys on the floor, this is why I had to keep Ashlynn jailed up in the crib while I took nursery pictures, which I realized I pointed out to have fun with the pics, but didn't share any of the real gems.

So here you go with those!










I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday weekend!  Be sure to be thankful for the servicemen and women who have given their lives so we could keep our freedom!

8 comments:

  1. thanks for the response- I think I'm going to revamp the space this weekend. We are always changing our daughter while she stands anyway. We can use all the space we can get!

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    1. No problem! And yes, we do a lot of changing upright or midcrawl away... mobile children, gotta love them!

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  2. Her room is adorable! My daughter is 11 months and we love checking your blog and getting ideas from it every week. Where is the cute headband from?

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    1. Thank you, Katie! Its a Pepper Lou Turban!

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  3. Ahhh totally makes sense and actually pretty genius! Love the cute pic of her peeking over the rail! We soooo need to lower E's crib the rest of the way!

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    1. Like I commented above, half of her changes include her standing up or crawling away midway through, so the dresser is too scary for me. Just easier on the floor and now I have space to decorate on her dresser ;)

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  4. Yep, I'm convinced we need to get rid of the changing table now, too. And I think I want to replace it with that same shelving unit. (Ikea?) Love A in her cute little headband. So stinkin cute!

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  5. You did a great job with her new room, but truth be told, I miss the pig! ;)

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