Ooops! I think I haven't been around much lately!

I think it's the summer... or maybe the beautiful clouds we have been seeing lately in the sky... maybe it's just that I'm over tired most of the time. I'm not sure, but I haven't been around much lately. I'm trying to spend more time with my little one before the baby arrives. I've read that you need to pay special attention to the one that is already here so she doesn't feel like the new brother just came to take away everything from her.

I've been thinking a lot too about what are we going to do with the space. We have 3 rooms (one of them is my studio) and we were 3 (mom and dad in one room, little girl in the other). Now we're going to be 4 (a boy and a girl) and they're going to need their own space soon. It would be so much easier if the baby was a girl but he is a boy and they're going to be 4 1/2 years of difference. They will need their own space. Any ideas that don't involve building an extra room? Do you think it will work if they have to share the room?



Comments

Me said…
Charlie and Lola share a room with those darling matching red bedspreads right?
Micki said…
I had exactly the same problem, there is 5 years difference between my two kids and my son came first then suprise....a daughter!! we live in a 3 bed house and I ended up moving all my arty things into the dining room so that the kids could have seperate rooms, i'm happy in there though so it's all good :)

Micki x
Rebecca Anthony said…
I have the same problem. My studio is constantly moving around the house. I wish I had more space. I used the closet under the stairs for a while. Now I have taken the doors of my pantry in the kitchen and built some shelves and slid my desk in. It's small but I have a pretty good section in my garage to store extra supplies and then of course then there's always the completed pieces of art which hang on every inch of my walls or smaller pieces I have in pretty leather boxes until they sell. Good luck finding your nook!! It's a must!!
Kath in Oz said…
Danita I have to laugh on reading your post because I just said the very same thing on my blog...the bit about being MIA that is...and what got me on tonight????? Well I received your wonderful Alice In wonderland collection of stamps from Crescendoh in my letter box today when I got home from work. Straigh after dinner I had to have a little play with them. Still have to photograph my creations and put them up, but at least I posted about what I had been doing!! So Thank you ;o)

Good luck with the new baby. I have the same age gap between my two...of course mine are all grown up now a son, 25 and a daughter 20. Spend as much time with you little one as you can now, then when the new baby is born make sure you include her by letting her help you look after the baby. Another good idea, especially since you have a daughter now, is to buy her, her own "baby" just before her new little brother is born. That way when you are busy changing nappies, bathing baby etc. she can change and bath her baby too. Also I found that if I spent "special time" with my first born when the new baby was asleep, he didn't feel like he had "lost" so much of me. We would read a special book or bake cookies or craft. Good luck...and thanks for creating such a wonderful stamp set!
jinxxxygirl said…
I think they can definately share a room for a while. Give you more time to decide what to do. Your daughter will probably let YOU know when its time for her own room. :)
Patty S said…
hi danita!
we have the same situation. we have two bedrooms... my husband and i in one and my kids in another. we ended up having a girl, then a boy three years later. they have shared a room for 11 years now and we are finally at the point, since they are now 11 and 8, where we have to put on an addition to add an extra bedroom. they have loved sharing a room. in fact, when my daughter had her girlfriends sleep over a few days ago they all slept in the living room on the floor. my son was upset becaaue he was going to be by himself! my kids talk together every night after prayers and i turn the light out. like i said though, now that they are heading to their pre-teen years it's time to get them their own rooms. i think you have quite a bit of time before you have to worry about it. that's just my opinion!
i hope you are enjoying your pregnancy! take care!!!!
xo, patty :-)
Pease Porridge said…
A newborn can stay with you for a long while and then when old enough, there is nothing wrong with a boy and girl sharing a room. In fact, I just moved my boy and girl together and they love it. I also love hearing them giggle and talk before lights out. I am the youngest of four and grew up sharing a room with two sisters and I would never give up those memories of talking in the night in exchange for having my own room.
Flor Larios Art said…
Si, mis hijos se llevan 4 años y compartieron el mismo cuarto hasta que mi hijo cumplio nueve años. Te vas a divertir con la decoracion mixta. Disfrutala!
carol gourley said…
Hi Danita,
My daughter is 21 and my son is 17. When Liam was born he stayed with my husband and I for the first 6 months, then we moved him and his crib in with his sister, Megan. He was sleeping better then. When he was two, we got bunk beds, my husband made a little railing for the bottom bunk where Liam slept and Megan slept on the top bunk. It works out great. I think they lasted together for about 3 Years. Then I had to move to the basement area with my sewing/craft/computer room.
Juliette Crane said…
i had to share a room with my brother until i was in the 7th grade. he's four years younger and we've always gotten along, but i remember often taking refuge in the closet and bathroom (the only door with a lock). i definitely longed for my own space.
Annette said…
I think that sharing a room is just fine when they are young. They will have so many adventures. I had a baby brother and he was my playmate all my life growing up! We shared a room with my sister too (all three of us) for quite a while. Then Dad built a new room for the girls in our basement.

How exciting that your family is growing. It will give you inspiration to paint and create more. Just remember to always spend time with those little ones and don't let the art take over your head. I did that sometimes and wish I had spent a little more time with my little ones.
Danita said…
Yes I think you're right.. there's nothing wrong with sharing a bedroom and I don't need to be worrying too much about it yet... but I think I'm getting into the nesting syndrome and I just want everything to be perfect... The other thing is that the only thing I have for my little one is a pair of socks that my sister gave me hahaha. Poor thing... when I was pregnant with my first I had things that I didn't even used. This time I'm trying to be wiser, I know now how fast they grow and how easily they leave stuff unused.

PS: I love Charlie and Lola's room!
SusieQ said…
absolutely they can share a room!
my niece & nephew share a room she's 6 he's 3 and they have bunk beds with their own matching theme of their liking! you'll be fine.
This takes may way back to when me and my brother shared bunk beds because we lived in a little studio all 5 of us including Mom & Dad ! LOL

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