When we moved into our house I was pregnant with Archie and we were quite sure that he was our last baby. We chose a three bedroom house that we thought would see us through the next few years. Finn was a surprise and Cora even more so and suddenly with six of us in a four bedroom house space is quite tight. I don’t fancy moving with four so little so we are finding ways to make the most of our space for now.
Cora is still sleeping in with us and we don’t have a real long term plan beyond that. We may put the three boys in one room and our baby girl in another, or we may put Cora in with Finn so there are two in each room. For now we are all happy where we are and we have created a small space for Cora in Finn’s room.
A girl needs somewhere to keep her clothes and Cora has a white chest of drawers as well as a few bits hanging in my wardrobe. Minene kindly gave me some storage to help keep her corner neat so now all the little baby toys are kept in a lovely black and white basket and her bibs and socks are in the lidded soft box on top of her drawers.
Finn’s room is now triple purpose – it contains his cot, wardrobes and the nursing chair as well as Cora’s little corner and a desk as it is also our home office. For the smallest room in the house (bar our box of a kitchen) it is pretty busy!
Being a fourth baby has some definite advantages – a more relaxed Mama, adoring big brothers and more experienced parents, but it does mean you don’t get quite as much space of your own.