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Nursery ideas..

We have two rooms avail in our house.. the
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or the
little roomPhotobucket and
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The "big room" is like 11'x13' with the "little room" only being maybe a foot shorter on both sides. Equal closet space - with the LR having a single window and the BR having a double window. The LR is about 7' from our room while the BR is about 15'.

Right now, the 2 1/2 y/o has the LR when he is in town (10 days a month) and the BR is an office. I want to move J (the toddler) into the BR with a couple new fantastic "big boy/big brother" toys to ease the transition of having a new baby and have the LR for the baby/offc (just with my desk, the boyfriends desk will go into our room). The first 6 mos or so the baby will probably be co-sleeping with us and then I like that I can be right with Bean during the day if I share the space with the baby until the babies a year or better.

We have Expedit shelves from IKEA to help with utilizing smaller spaces AND there is a chance that the toddler would come to live with us permanently instead of with his mom primarily. We have monitors and this crazy video cam thing to keep an eye on the baby & we have an alarm we use overnight so I am not as concerned about safety.

My first question is: should the nursery go in the room closest to us or the one with more space bc it will be nursery/my offc combo?

My next question is more fun: If its a boy, I am really considering using Shel Silverstein's book
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and
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. What do you think? I have an artistic side so I was going to paint myself. I LOVE the second picture ALOT!

I have no idea for a girl just yet..

x-posted


EDIT: Ironically my boyfriend asked what the plan was for the rooms just as I was leaving the computer earlier. We have decided to give our toddler the larger room and we are definitely using The Giving Tree as the theme no matter if a boy or a girl. Thank you for all the feedback! :o)

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