One of my many excuses for putting off TTC is that our house has a bad design for our growing family. There are 2 bedrooms on the main floor (right now one is mine/Dh's and the other is DD's). We have a "master suite" upstairs, which is the entire length of the house and has it's own half bath. Right now we just use that for storage. Financially DH and I have decided that we can't afford to try and sell our house and upgrade. So my dilema is this- DD is almost 2 and while we want to start TTC I don't know where we'd put the new baby!
If it was a girl then maybe DD and the newborn girl could share a room (although the erratic sleep schedule of a newborn would probably drive DD crazy for lack of sleep). DH and I don't want to share our room with the newborn because there's not much space and it didn't work out with DD in there either so that's not really an option.
I don't want DH and I to move upstairs because then we're very far away from DD (even though there'd be room for a newborn to room with us up there). What if there was a fire/burglar/etc? But I don't want to move DD upstairs alone for the same reason! Not to mention the hazard the stairs would pose. Even if we put a gate at the top of the stairs I don't trust that she wouldn't push a peice of furniture up against the half-wall along the stairwell and then fall over (I know, I'm creatively paranoid).
Given a setup like this, what have you/what would you do? I hate to put off TTC but when I resolve all of my other fears about having a newborn again I am still faced with this dilema. TIA!