Making room

I’m trying to clear things we don’t need out of the apartment. We don’t really have a lot of stuff, but with new stuff coming in for the baby, space is going to be at a premium I think. Today I posted the nearly new litterbox that the cats hated up on craigslist, and someone contacted me for it within twenty minutes. This is good. Next I should probably take care of the single Futon Frame sitting in the hallway. No mattress for it (the mattress was a wreck) but the frame’s in good shape. Maybe someone will want it. Who knows with Craigslist.

Now that I have a glider/rocking chair, there’s no room anymore for the papasan chair in the living room. This makes me a bit sad – I would rather not let it go, but we don’t really have enough storage here for something that big, and there really isn’t anywhere else to put it. It’s sitting in the hall outside the bedroom right now – I trip over it on my nightly forays to the bathroom. (On a side now, holy toledo do I ever pee often these days!)

I’ve also tossed a whole bunch of old socks, and stored all my ‘can’t wear while pregnant’ clothing. It’ll be like Christmas going back into that pile of clothes and rediscovering a wardrobe.

Adam and I also hope to re-arrange the bedroom sometime this week. He gets worried every time we bring something else home for the baby. We’re keeping accessories to a minimum, but it’s inevitable that we’re going to need some things. Every large piece is going to take some consideration first, though – deciding if it’s something we actually need or if we’ll be fine without it. I’m pretty sure that an apartment sized washer (the kind that hooks up to your sink) is on the need list. Also, probably some sort of dresser/change table for the baby. Otherwise it’ll be on a ‘figure it out as we go’ basis. Iif something comes up, we’ll have to decide then.

It seems like standard house cleaning and spring sorting and the like, but this is actually pretty exciting for me.

In other exciting news, I’m sure I felt Ultra Magnus two nights ago rolling around in my belly. Up until now I’ve only had butterflies – things that could be gas, or might be a baby. This time I think it was definitely baby. So exciting!


  • jenny

    March 3, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Feeling the baby, awesomeness 🙂 The flutters just started for me 🙂

  • maggi1234

    March 3, 2008 at 3:41 am

    That first flutter of movement is amazing!

    As for a change table…we used the floor or bed or even …shhhh…the kitchen table. I always thought I needed one but then never got around to getting it and honestly, I never missed it. 🙂

    the one thing I found I couldn’t do without was my playpen. It was a portable and meant a comfy familiar bed when travelling to grandparents. It also was a “safe” place to place baby when I needed both hands for whatever.

    I’m so excited for you!

    • maggi1234

      March 3, 2008 at 3:43 am

      oh yeah, I forgot. We also used one of those hanging sheves for sweaters in the closet instead of a dresser. It was great because we could see at a glance what we needed and it was easier to get at with a baby on my hip! 🙂