Everyday at some point I seem to worry about what to do about moving Irelyn to her new room and when to do it. For those who don't know, we own a split level home. Our bedroom and 1 other room is upstairs and there are 2 more bedrooms downstairs. I have already began preparing a room for Irelyn downstairs, but I DON'T want to move her down there. It feels too far away. I'm sure some day she will love being far away from mom and dad, but she's still so little. I have read a few places to make all big moves and changes well before a new baby arrives so the older child does not resent the baby for making them move or change. I have gone between moving her a couple months before due date or keeping her in her room until after and keeping the baby in our room for awhile or even having them share a room. But, lately I have been thinking she needs to move and it should happen before delivery day. If I really had my way I would buy a new home- a ranch with a master bedroom on one end and other rooms on the other end, white trim, open floor plan and atleast a partially finished basement. But who's being picky?
The other problem is that I don't really want to buy another crib, but I think moving into a new room and a big girl bed is too much at once. Especially because we would have to be running downstairs and putting her back every time she climbed out of the bed.
So...Is it inevitable I will need another crib?? Irelyn will be almost exactly 2 when the new baby arrives. Do I move her downstairs?? When do I move her??
I'm going to try not to worry about it too much until I atleast know what the sex of the baby is.
Her new room is not finished, but here are some sneak peeks :)...