Getting Ready for Baby: Phase Two


Phase one is complete! Now I have to figure out what to do next. I've put away a lot of baby things into storage bins and once the changing table, with its built in storage, gets built, I'll have somewhere to start putting some of the baby clothes (I have an empty storage container for extra clothes that she won't need for a bit). I've also cleared out the areas I want to put the crib and the changing table.

I guess the next steps are pretty obvious, really.


  • Get organized. 
  • Clean out the crib space. 


  • Get the crib + changing table assembled. This one relies heavily on Mr. LL. He'll be more in charge of the assembly than I am, but I'll be there to help!
  • Wash all the baby clothes/blankets/etc. Of course, I mean just what I have right now. I'm sure I'll be getting more from our baby showers. Also, this step includes putting the clean things away where they go.

I'm thinking Phase #2 will take a weekend to do and then I can come up with a Phase #3. However, when we'll actually get around to doing it, that's another issue.

Checking In

This week I've been focused on getting some behind the scenes work done over at LV Book Design and I'm happy to say that I'm pretty much done. Aside from scheduling the social media for next month, I've knocked out a lot of projects and I'm very happy about my progress.

I've been doing OK with chores. I feel off this week though, mainly because our fridge is all-but-dead. We went looking for a new one last night and have some other stores we want to hit up before we buy, but that this means that I can't really grocery shop this week. Eating out for EVERY. SINGLE. MEAL. is killing me. My stomach is not happy. And I'm out of my routine. I don't mind the break from dishes though, but the not so healthy foods we've been eating has left me with little to no energy for doing my evening tasks.



  • Get organized. As done as I can be for now.
  • Clean out the crib space. Have a HARD deadline for this to get done now, since our crib and changing table will be arriving next week! :D

Getting Ready for Baby - Cleaning/Organizing Challenge


Ok. I'm getting scarily close to my third trimester and we have a pile of baby stuff in the front room that needs to find a home. Not to mention we need to get a crib and some other furniture pieces in so I can feel like the baby won't be forced to sleep in a drawer or something and I can kinda chill out. I guess the nesting phase is starting to kick in.

So, I decided to break down what needs to get done into some manageable tasks that I will be working on from now until probably mid-April and I wanted to document it and share my process or rather an attempt at controlling the chaos that is having your first child here on the blog. I'm calling it a challenge just so I push myself to get things done instead of pushing them off for ever.

I'll still be doing my weekly goal check-ins on Wednesday, but I'm just going to throw them on the tail end of these posts if I have one to share. If I haven't finished a goal, I'll still update you on it during those posts as well. This is me trying to #embracechange head on!


  • Get organized. We have some empty storage containers under our bed (to try to keep the pets from fighting under there) that I am finally getting to put to good use. I've made some labels and I want to start storing some of the smaller baby stuff in there.
  • Clean out the crib space. We will be sharing our bedroom with the Lazy Baby and I have this one spot I'm envisioning the crib going. However, right now it has literally junk in it so I need to clean that space out. Then I need to measure it to make sure the crib I want will fit. ::fingers crossed::

That's all I got for now. Once I can get these two parts taken care of, I'll figure out what I want to do for Phase #2.