my plans for the "baby nook" so today I thought I would update with pictures. You won't see Ivy in any of them because she is sleeping in my bed with Mitchell right now, but I had a quiet moment so thought I would let you see what we've done.
After using the space a bit I decided that Ivy needed a play space up in the livingroom, so I took some of the elements I had prepared for her nook (like the mirror) and created a corner for her upstairs also. She also has a crib mattress in her room instead of the futon we bought for her because for the first five weeks my husband slept upstairs on the futon instead of with us while he waited for Ivy to get her days and nights straightened out. We just haven't switched things back around yet and really, since she's no where near rolling yet, I don't think there is a pressing need.
Now, don't think that my whole house is this clean and the "maelstrom" in the title is a bit of exaggeration. Rest assured that directly around and behind me where I am taking this picture is plenty of insanity. Pretty much my entire mothering life, the cleanest spots in the house are the baby's area. They are too little to mess it up. Once it becomes a toddler area instead of a baby area though, look out!