How far along when you started your nursery?

posted 1 year ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Bumble bee

We started at about 22 weeks. I’m 33 weeks now and all the big furniture items are done but we haven’t started decorating yet or doing finishing touches (my shower isn’t until 38 weeks so were waiting on alot for then). You will want the furniture in place as early as possible though just because assembling gets really hard the bigger you get. I helped my husband build our Ikea dresser and crib around 25 weeks and it was a little tough but I managed. BUT we built our second crib (for upstairs) yesterday and I couldn’t help at all (couldn’t bend, lift, sit on floor etc) so my husband had to do it all himself with me reading the manual.  

Post # 17
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

combo of jewish superstition and needing IVF (i was afraid it was still a dream). 

i didn’t order my furniture until i was 30 weeks.  it was delivered just before i gave birth.  then the deliverers broke a piece when they were moving  it in so that didn’t arrive until after my son was born.  i hung 3 pictures on the wall prior to birth, but did not buy anything baby related or have anything else in my house baby related except the stroller and car seat before he was born,

#2, she’ll be 9 months this week and i still haven’t done her room yet. i moved all the baby furniture in there when we moved my son to a twin bed in antipication of the new baby.  but that is it.  at least i  moved all the bins of clothes both my kids have grown out of out of her room.  it’s ready to decorate, i just haven’t figured out a theme i want to do yet.

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I was probably around the 2nd trimester. I love organization and decorating, and doing my sons nursery helped me get a fix. LOL! 

Hoping to get pregnant before the end of the year with #2, and I’m assuming I’ll be the same way. We already have an empty room ready for when we have another. 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I started washing and sorting baby clothes at about 22/23 weeks when I had a preterm labor scare. After that we didn’t really do anything with the nursery except Darling Husband put the crib and shelf together at 30ish weeks. It’s still not done and DS is seven months old! He still sleeps in our room so I’ll worry about decorating it whenever we decide to move him to his own room. 

Post # 21
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

TheGridMonster :  I die every time I see his accent wall and pics! So adorable. 😍

KittyYogi :  love your mobile and warm vibe, it looks exactly like I’d picture it from reading your posts over the years! 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

BalletParker :  aw thanks! <3 I really like how the room turned out.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

i havent started anything and im 19 weeks. We just sold the futon that is in the spare bedroom that will become the baby room, we still have to massively clear out (clean up) the closet, and we are trying to debate whether to get rid of one of two dressers in the room. 

basically havent done sh*t, lol. i already feel so behind in the room thing already. 

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Trilogy Golf Course at Glen Ivy

I’m in the same boat. I just finished unpacking and decorating the house, and the last thing I want to do is think about decorating the nursery. I’m 4 months, and baby is due in March 2019 so I keep telling myself you still got a LONG time, but I’m just afraid it’s going to creep up on me and I’ll be stressed out my last few months of pregnancy. 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

We are due in March and we’re thinking about starting the nursery around the New Year

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

With my first we got all the big items (furniture/gear) along the way and put the boxes in the room We started to set everything up around the 30th week. I had a preterm labor scare at 33-34 weeks so when I left the hospital we washed all the clothes, put the car seat in the car and packed the hospital bags.

This time we are in the midst of a major house remodel and we were really trying to get most of it done before baby comes. We had drywall, crown molding, paint etc. to do in the nursery and we started 2 weeks ago, when I was 34 weeks. The following weeks we built furniture and I cleaned all the clothes/linens and put everything away. We have yet to decorate (mobile, frames…) put everything is set for when she comes. I’ll be 36 weeks this weekend. I have an external version scheduled next week and our goal was to setup everything before that date, in case of an emergency c-section. We are ready but it was tight!

The last thing I want to do with a newborn is to work on the nursery. It was very important to me that we have a decent setup with clothes storage/organisation and a changing station even if we will keep her in our room the first weeks.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

mrandmrsnunes :  Are you in our Facebook group for March babies? It’s about 20 girls from WB. It’s great for questions and reassurance about what everyone else is experiencing 😊

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

mrscb2bee :  No I’m not I’m not on any social media

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Greenspot Farms

We pained the room our nursery color when we first moved into our house almost a year before I was even pregnant and we weren’t trying yet.. we just knew it would be the nursery anyway one day.

Once I (surprisingly) found out I was pregnant we got started right away but I am a very Type A personality. 

We have slowly been adding to it. We had to paint the closet, install new closet doors, install a shelf, rod, and cubbies in the closet. We moved a dresser in there, bought a changing table and crib, and an electric recliner/rocker.

We need a bookshelf, nightstand, one design pained on the wall, a few pictures hung, and some shelves and we’ll be done.

I’m 25 weeks.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Greenspot Farms

KittyYogi :  Where did you get those cute deep pocket book shelves?

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