It's been a rough week in our house. The stomach flu hit, and it was brutal. Sick babies, loads after load of laundry, cancelling client installations, and when I thought it couldn't get worse, I caught the stomach flu, too. Taking care of sick babies when you are sick yourself (and pregnant) is rough. Thankfully I think we have rounded a corner and are on the mend.
Just as things seem to be calming down a little, I'm thinking of throwing a wrench into all our routines. Baby #3 is coming this spring, and I'm seriously considering moving 17-month old Sally in with her 3-year old brother. Our 4th bedroom is downstairs and is rather isolated from the rest of the bedrooms. That makes it perfect for a guest room, but for a nursery or small child's bedroom, it isn't ideal. This week has been a perfect example of how my children still need us close at night.
My biggest (selfish) concern is that they won't nap anymore if they are in the same room together at naptime. If anyone has any tips for making this transition, or good or bad experiences to share, I'd love to hear. When my sister and I were a little older (like 5 and 3), we chose to share a room and loved it for many years. But 17-months and barely-3 is young. Too young?
I am excited about the prospect of them sharing a room and being a really close brother and sister, playing together all the time, etc. And I am excited about the prospect of decorating their room. Here are some rooms that have caught my eye...
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