It's like I'm going back in time. earlier this week I was talking about sorting out the girls' room for when they share and getting some magical bunk beds but now I'm going back in time and talking about that cot thing.
I have to say I'm not a huge fan of cots. There are some really lovely designs and I always really wanted a white one but when push came to shove our first cot, which was actually a cot bed, was bought as a present so I couldn't tell the buyer which one to get - that wouldn't really be fair. Second time round my big girl was still in cot bed number one and someone offered us a second-hand Mamas and Papas cot bed for the little one. Jumping at the chance we of course said yes and then we met said cotbed.
It is massive. The frame is huge and it's chunky and clunky. Obviously great quality but takes up so much damned room. When the baby was in our bedroom the cot was literally jammed against the side of our bed with no space to room - the whole bedroom felt like a prison. When I lay in bed, this is how far away she was:
It was kind of sweet but having to climb backwards out of bed was no fun and trying to change the cot sheets standing on the bed? No fun.
Now it's moved next door my dislike of it has waned but when baby three comes along in the distant future I'd like to think I can take a proper look at the baby cots range out there and actually buy one that I personally like. Knowing my luck I'll be sensible for once and keep dragging this huge clunky one around with me though.
The Moses Basket / Carry Cot stage is far too short for my liking, my big girl lasted quite a long time but because smallest wriggles more than anyone in the history of the entire world the Moses Basket didn't seem safe for long!
I never thought I'd be so involved with baby stuff but it appears that I am. My only aim for the next baby is that they're the ONLY baby in a cot and the others will both be in their own beds by then. I think by just cobbling things together in the past I've ended up with rooms I'm never completely satisfied with so I'm setting myself ridiculously high standards for the next house! Every room will be stunning - including the children's bedroom(s).