landon wants surprise baby no. 2 to be a surprise.
yes, you read that right. he doesn't want to find out whether it's a boy or girl. his sister and his mother are convinced he can't be serious. i think he is. even if i do think it's a ploy to drive everyone else nuts and keep us all from buying every baby thing in san angelo, san antonio, dallas and everywhere in between.
i realize that i'm being prematurely analytical about the situation. that's just how i roll.
but let's say landon sticks to his guns, and we don't find out until baby 2 makes his/her appearance. we'll still have to get some things. and regardless of that decision, we have been in discussions about the sleeping arrangements.
see, we were really excited about having a third bedroom for guests/office/crafts. also, the guest room is massive compared to ellie's room - too big for a tiny baby nursery, i think. we can't decide if we should move ellie in there and have the smaller room, which is also the middle room of the three rooms (closer to ours than that big room), for the baby. or if we should move ellie to the other room and then she and the new baby could share and keep the middle room for a guests/office/crafts -- this would only work if the new baby was a girl. or, which is sorta what i'm leaning toward, should we get something the baby could sleep in in our room for awhile while we feel things out. this is especially attractive for two reasons: 1.) if we don't know whether it's a boy or a girl, we can't decorate a nursery properly and 2.) the baby is due in august. our lease ends in november. we have contemplated buying a house after this lease up. i don't want to decorate a nursery and then move three months later.
so... there you have my contemplation about baby sleeping arrangments.
here are some bassinets/cradles/moses baskets i like for the sleeping-in-our-room option. the last one is absolutely, by-a-long-shot, my most favorite. it is also the most expensive. of course. but maybe, if it's a surprise, we won't be buying as much all along so we could afford to save for that bassinet.