So much to do....so little time. It's amazing how much there is to be done before we leave! With the help of some BTDT friends, I've begun making some lists & getting started on a few things. I've started collecting a few things that we KNOW we'll be taking with us....right now they're piled in a corner in her bedroom. I have a list of what we will need to take & what we still need to buy.
We started working on her bedroom last week. The painting is done, and Dan is finishing up the closet organizer today. The crib is put together and her bedding is ironed & on. We decided to save a bit of money & use a dresser that used to be Emilee's. It's a nice, heavy, beautiful dresser that we will stain to match the crib. I still need to find a small table/chairs, and Dan still needs to find time to build her toybox. Then of course I'll need to purchase a few accessories. I'll be sure to post pictures when everything's complete.
We did take a trip to Baby's R Us & Target this weekend, and managed to purchase most of the big items (high chair, crib, pack-n-play, car seat, etc...), and some clothes, of course! I'm guessing she'll be in 12-18 months when we bring her home, so that's what we're concentrating on purchasing. Baby's R Us had a really good clearance sale on winter clothing, so we did purchase a few 24 month pieces for next winter. The onesies with the really cute sayings we found on clearance at Carter's. I just love the one that says "New Family Favorite" and "This is what cute looks like". We had so much fun shopping for all the cute baby things. It's been a while since I've been able to play in the baby aisle. They have some pretty cool things out there!
If anyone has any advice on what I need to be doing, I'm all ears! I want to get as much taken care of while we're waiting on TA that I can. That way once our TA arrives we'll be all ready to go!