Two out of three of these examples are still in existence; one I carry with me daily and one we will be graduating from in less than 4 weeks. The other one I am far enough away from now to say yes, I would try it again, hopefully with greater success the third time around.
Charlie and I spent the morning supervising the hauling away of furniture and the re-arranging of clutter. Just for fun, we moved her crib to the other side of the room and got rid of the changing table...because, after all, she is going to be 3 in September and I am hoping for potty training success this summer. We are about to enter into uncharted waters as she is too big for a pack n' play and obviously won't have her bed at Mimi's house...what to do and how to keep her contained is a mystery to me. I suppose she will experience the novelty of a sleeping bag for the time being. Her "big girl bed" will be set up in our new house...our beloved photog Leigh Wilcoxson is selling us her daughter's twin bed, mattress, and headboard and the bedding I mooned over forever is currently boxed up just waiting to be opened upon move-in day.
Should I also admit that I have the girl's bathroom finished already? Those towels, shower curtain, bathmats, etc. were purchased last year, before I even knew I was having another girl. Good thing because it's all hot pink and turquoise, stripes and scrolley details. Oh, and don't forget the chair rails I want to add in the girl's rooms and yes, I have the paint colors picked out already.
As I putter around the apartment (you know I can't get too much done until I'm kid-free) it's fun to daydream about all the things we've had to table for the last 3 years. It will definitely be a summer of transition.
And back to that sweet baby of mine...well, she's just the perfect addition to our family. It's like she's always been here.