We have a DD who will be 21 months when this new LO arrives. We love our nursery currently- it is directly connected to our room which was great for late night wakings and it has wonderful built in closets. Our other bedroom is way in the back of our house, and it is impossible to hear anything back there. Baby monitors don't work well through the brick wall that the room has (it was an addition to our house at one point) and all in all I'm not really comfortable having a toddler back there. Likely when she is older she will move back there.
With DD 1 we planned to have her sleep in our room until 5-6months but neither of us slept well until she moved into her crib in her room. She moved in at about 3 weeks and never looked back. Maybe it will work better this time, but I doubt it.
Basically, is it realistic to have a newborn sharing a room with an almost 2year old? Well they wake each other up? Will she bug the LO?
Pros and cons of sharing a room? Does it make any difference if they are same sex or not?