One the biggest things we have to figure out is where baby will sleep. After mulling over the options, we decided that for the first 6 months baby will sleep in our bedroom. Then, after the Boards*, M's office will be converted into the nursery. BIG DECISION No. 5- No Nursery for Now. At that point we'll have to figure out if M will be delegated to the "service quarters" (currently used as storage) or perhaps take over the guest room. We'll see.
Meanwhile, I plugged in our room measurements and spent some time juggling around our theoretical furniture to see how we can add a crib and bookshelves we already own into our room and still have everything fit. It didn't work a lot of ways, but here are the options:
This one is how we have it now, except that it will be a lot more crowded on the left side, and I will probably have to switch to sleeping on the left instead or right side.
This will require more maneuvering, specifically, moving the dresser to M's side, and again making it more crowded, but it does seem feasible.
I'm leaning towards option number 2, but we might have to actually try things out once we a crib to see if things really fit that way. Ha! Unfortunately 2 walls are almost useless (one with built in closet and balcony to the front, the other with bathroom and closet).
The best thing about this situation is that we're really not going to be investing in a whole nursery. All we need is a crib, and a changing pad to put on our dresser, plus figuring out the storage situation (but that's another post for another day). The bummer is that I kind of wanted to make some art for the room or something and we might have to wait a while for that.
*Step 1 USMLE, the Medical School Boards