Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sharing a Room

So, now that I am a few weeks away from having this baby, I realize that I probably should go ahead and move my 2 kiddos (2 and 1) into a shared room. We have a 3 bedroom house and since I am a big Baby wise mom, I know the benefit of having the new baby in their own room around 2 weeks of age (SLEEP). I have been so apprehensive about making this move especially since my kids go to bed at different times. Little Miss likes to sing and talk herself to sleep while my stud muffin just plays with his hair and kind of coos himself to sleep. I have tried to get them on the same night time schedule, but so far, it's not happening. I just envision them keeping each other up all night. I mean they have to sleep eventually right????

I wanted to wait until I felt that Little Man was old enough (he just turned1), but now I am thinking that with 3 weeks left before baby gets here, I should probably make the transition now to get them used to it before I throw another wrench in their lives with a new bambino here. I am incredibly nervous about how this will go. I am fretting over how I will make nap times work. It seems like night time would be a lot easier since it is dark, but with a little daylight streaming through the curtains, I know for a fact nap will not be happening. I am trying to work it all out in my head and as silly and petty as it sounds, I am stressing. I know it will work itself out as I have friends who have done it and say it works well, it's just scary when it's your turn to try it out.

On an even more silly note, I am sad that the kid's room decor will be ruined. I love their rooms and they are very specific for each one of them (especially since one is very girly and one is cowboyed out) When they share, I will have to come up with a whole new look (that means fun for me, not so much fun for my husband who is not going to like me spending more money), but I don't want to do that until December when I get them bunk beds and have the room established as their room (We will be moving rooms around again at the end of the year. For now it's fit them where we can fit them).

I have been looking up decor ideas and beds. I feel so out of the loop, but I had no idea that they made bunk beds with trundles. I thought this was the coolest invention ever when I saw it. We eventually plan on all three kids sharing one sleeping room and having a separate play room. So that type of bed would be perfect, I guess until we have more kids (yea, I have no clue if we are done or not).

So much to think about that my brain has been going crazy with ideas. I think we will try to combine the kids this week and see how they do. In the meantime, here are some pictures of ideas I have when I can actually decorate a shared room for the kids. Remember that it has to be gender neutral.

A bunk bed like this:

I love these vibrant colors and how basic and non fussy the bedspreads are.

I love the green and blue combo here. Throw in a little pink on the girl's bed and perfect!!!

We'll see how it goes. If anyone knows of places in the area that sell trundle bunk beds for a decent price, let me know as I want to start keeping an eye out for one. Also, if you have any ideas on decorating a boy/girl shared room, I would love to hear it.