Jump Starting Preparedness & Nursery

I’ve mentioned before that the nursery we want was my fathers office. He’s since passed away and I really had a hard time letting that go. However, this is something he would want.

Right now this room is a bunch of junk. Literally, here’s a picture to prove it.

It’s become a “storage” of sorts. So yesterday, I started going through the junk. Lots of it is donate-able, some of it belongs to my siblings, and the desks will also go. One is going to our Nana Mindy, and the other will probably go to the trash.

I’ve picked up all the wedding junk, putting it in one box. Labeled boxes for removal on my next weekend off and researched ways to store photos.

Once all of the items are out, the first thing to do is to replace drywall with new and paint the walls. If we have the ability to replace the window we will, as it’s the last window in the house to replace.

The second thing to do is to remove the floor. Again, not pictured is a bunch of tile that is broken from rolling chairs. Because the tile is broken, and cannot be replaced we will be replacing the entire floor with wood laminate. I love the affordability of wood laminate while still being durable. We typically buy from Costco, Sams Club, or Lowe’s for wood laminate dependent on what we’re looking for. While we don’t have a theme, I’m almost positive I’m going for rustic wood.

The goal is to have this done by June, maybe July. That way we can begin to decorate and make the room their own.

Now, let’s talk about preparedness. With each of the girls, I wasn’t “prepared”. And for all intents and purposes, I was a ‘single’ mom. Andi’s dad was the only father who has stuck around for her. And despite our differences, he’s a good dad to her. But even when we were together, there was no sense of urgency to be prepared.

This pregnancy is much different. I’m not even 7 weeks yet (Hurry up Saturday!), and we have made adjustments to bills, and plans to prepare. The first major plan is to sell our beloved Jeep. Do I want to sell our Jeep? Hell no. I love my Jeep! But, it’s no longer practical if these twins decide to make it past vanishing twin stage. The general point of no concern after two heartbeats are seen. For me, I probably won’t actually feel comfortable until the first trimester is over. So, sadly, goodbye Jeep.

The proceeds from beloved Jeep will go straight to a down payment for a larger vehicle. Which, we still haven’t decided on.

The second step in our preparedness plan deals directly with baby stash and money. What’s the one thing you wish you were prepared for during your first three months of pregnancy? Despite all the diapers I had received with my first baby shower, and second I still felt like I didn’t have enough diapers. Let’s be honest, one baby shits a lot…two babies? Oh goodness. So, the first step to preparedness is buying a pack of diapers and a set of wipes from each paycheck each week. Since Zoram and I get paid on opposite weeks, this works out to 4 packs of diapers and 4 wipes a month..5 if you count his commission checks.

Any left over money, post bills, are to go straight to savings and STAY THERE.

Preparedness! It’s happening!

XO – Sabrina