Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Welcome to My Pity Party


I need to write a blog where I take a moment to vent some frustration.

Make no mistake, I am WELL AWARE that this is not that big of a deal. I know that in the grand scheme of things, this is nothing. Everything will work out just fine and I need to gain some perspective and realize that THERE ARE BIGGER PROBLEMS IN LIFE.

However, in this moment, I need to vent. Okay, we'll go ahead and call it what it is: COMPLAINING.

I picked out furniture for baby girl's nursery and it was perfect and beautiful and lovely AND IT IS NOT GOING TO FIT.

I've spent much of the last two weeks registering for baby items and designing her room. I had scoured the internet and made some awesome decisions regarding her furniture. I picked out everything and was feeling very on top of things scheduling wise and was low stress and all I needed to do was click purchase!

I had a beautiful crib, a changing table/dresser combo and a comfy chair with an ottoman.

However, I asked Grant to come into our little nursery room tonight to mark where all this furniture would go. I read off the dimensions and he measured.


I've been in denial regarding the size of our nursery. It is a tiny, tiny little room. TINY. To make matters worse, there is VERY little wall space. Combine the little wall space with TWO doors on opposite sides of the room and you've got yourself a problem.

I am sure I will be able to find something else that I like, however:

1. It won't have the same vibe I had previously envisioned in my head
2. It won't feel as comfy
3. I am back at Square 1 and have to start all over in my search!

I wanted larger pieces so I could have storage (drawers, shelves etc) and comfort (a big upholstered chair with an ottoman for those early morning feedings) but it doesn't seem like there will be room for that. I won't even have a place to have a table with a lamp on it.

Okay, this has been Jen the Newlywed's Pity Party. Thanks for stopping by. I'm sure you didn't have fun, because who likes to listen to someone whine and moan for what seems like never ending paragraphs?

Sorry. Thanks for listening. I'm gonna get over myself now and realize that there are some real problems in this world, and tiny bedrooms are not one of them.  :)


  1. We have a dresser, changing table, glider/ottoman, and two cribs. The dresser works great for lamps, picture frames and the like. Changing table has lots of storage under it where we keep all the blankets. Glider is just one of those normal ones, not the big super comfy-looking ones but trust me, it does the trick! Very comfy, I may or may not have fallen asleep in it rocking a baby once or twice or fifty times. We also have a little shelf just mounted on the wall for cute little decorative things, could that be a possibility? And it's okay to feel frustrated. I get frustrated if their socks don't match their bows. We lost one bow and I was seriously in tears for days. It's okay :)

  2. So sorry girl! I've been there! You are totally allowed to vent! If it makes you feel any better, I do all my feedings on the couch ( so I can watch tv and hang with the family) and our couch has always been the changing table. Oh, and I've cried a million tears over lost bows and non matching socks, like your friend mentioned above. :)

  3. Oh man! So frustrating! You will find the perfect furniture, I promise!!! Love you!

  4. Hi! So sorry! We have this glider - it's not one of the puffy upholstered ones, but BOY is it comfy. http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3909961

    We just love it, and we have spent some serious time in it. It also glides so smoothly! Hopefully this can be a new option for one of your pieces! Good luck!