Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I had a request from my best friend to post "real" pics instead of the Target.com pics I put up for the previous post. So, let's call this post "Confessions of a Shopaholic:"

First, my "newborn stash" of cloth diapers. The basket in the back left is full of covers and a couple of "all-in-one" diapers. The basket in the back middle has dyed/embellished prefold diapers folded into it, like the pink and brown polka dot one in the right front. The basket on the far right has cloth wipes and the basket in the front center has Green Mountain Diapers "orange edge" newborn prefolds. In the front left (basketless) are a couple of wool covers (they aren't itchy and hot like they sound) and a beatiful Sun Seedlings fitted diaper.
This next pic is of my size small cloth diaper stash, consisting of doublers (for extra absorbency) in the top right drawer, covers and all-in-one diapers in the left drawer and fitted diapers in the right drawer. My small prefolds are in the closet and I didn't get a pic of them.
Here is a rocker chair that I picked up at a yard sale about 3 years ago that I recently took apart to wash the cover. I plan to keep this in the kitchen as a place to rest Clio when I'm cooking/eating (hypothetically). Behind it you can barely see the box for the "space saver" high chair we got cheap on ebay. It straps onto a regular dining room chair so that it doesn't eat up all of our valuable kitchen/dining room space.
The next pic is of a pink fabric box I picked up at Target as a newborn toy storage system. As you can see, it's not working out so great as she is not even born and it is already overflowing. Egads. One of my projects for June (after school is out) will be to research each of these toys to make sure they are lead-free. Groan.
Next is a pic of some of the recent additions to Clio's library. This looks pathetic for an English teacher's child, but I'll do better, I swear! Give me more time.
Here is a pic of Clio's closet. The clothes to the far left are 0-3 months, the clothes to the immediate left of the stacker are 3-6 months, and the clothes to the right of the stacker are 6-18 months. It looks nuts, but I must assure you that all of these clothes were either gifts, purchased extremely cheaply from yard sales/ebay/etc. or purchased during my infertility years when I would go out and buy cute baby clothes to make myself feel better during my period. I swear! The clothes at the top of the stacker are 3-12 month onesies and right below that is a stack of 3-12 month sleepers. Further down are towels, blankets, bibs and burp cloths. To the far right in a basket on the floor is my new bedding set, all washed and ready for the crib, whenever that gets set up.
This pic is more clothes. The top drawers hold shoes, socks and the ubiquitous "bloomer" which I somehow have 20 of...one for each little dress. Yikes. The lower left drawer holds newborn-3 month size onesies and sleepers. The lower right drawer holds newborn-12 month size pants.

Here is the room that all of this stuff will eventually fill. It has been a guest room (the couch shown is a hide-a-bed) and is painted blue-gray. This is a view from the door. Here is where my student, Mollie, will soon get to work painting! Soon, please, Mollie! It seems like every person I meet now asks me "do you have the nursery done yet?" and I'm getting tired of explaining why not. The couch is in the center of the room to accomodate painting, but will eventually be pushed back against the wall and remain in the nursery as a place for me to nurse/pass out.

Here is a view of the room from the back left corner. The wall shown here is where the crib will be, eventually.
Back to "stuff." Here is Clio's carseat, ready and waiting to be installed in a car and bring her home! I already have the newborn "insert" to support her little body and also the pink fairy blanket draped across it so that she won't be traumatized by the fact that her carseat is a blue and green plaid. Kidding! It's really to keep her warm in the late June/early July chill in Missouri. Yeah.
Here are her 1. sage green Pack'n'Play (far left), 2. pink "Jeep" umbrella stroller to keep in the back of the car, 3. larger stroller to keep in the garage and push her on walks to the park and 4. inside the bigger stroller, her Eddie Bauer backpack diaper bag, which is already packed with clothes, diapers, wipes, etc. I am ready at a moment's notice to rush to the hospital and...diaper her! Ok, I'm nuts.


  1. Oh, such cuteness! Impressive closet organization :) Love the diapers, of course :)

  2. I am in AWE of the thorough majesty and organizational stupendousness that is your nursery collection! WOW!

    Wanna come organize mine, too??!!

  3. Congratulations on your impending adoption. I found you through Diaper Swap.


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