Sunday, October 24, 2010

Peanut's room gets furniture

I realize now that once you get pregnant the worrying starts and pretty much never stops again.  At least, that's the case for me.

Jon opening the crib box
For example, a couple of months ago I woke up in a panic that we didn't have a daycare lined up.  I heard the the "good" daycare centers don't always have open spots and you have to go on a waiting list for up to a year!  Now our poor baby would be born in the winter and we would have no daycare lined up and we won't know what to do.

Big crib box

Jon and I went through a slew of daycare centers in our area and finally settled on one that we loved.  It happened to have a spot open in March-April, right when Addi will need to go to school so I can go back to work.  I was so happy and relieved.

My husband reads directions.  I don't.
I slept soundly for about 2 nights before I woke up in a panic that our baby might come early and we would have no crib for her to sleep in.

Putting together the crib
Things didn't get any easier when I logged on to our registries that morning and saw that our crib was sold out on both Babies R Us and Wal-Mart.

Proud daddy putting together his baby's bed
I called Jon in full panic.  What were we going to do?  I started searching all the websites I could think of and found our crib in stock on amazon.com.  We had to get it asap.

Almost done!
Jon and I don't have much cash to throw around so we got all of our saved up credit card rewards together and we actually had enough to buy the crib, mattress, and changing table/dresser on amazon.com without paying a cent in cash!  We've been saving for a while and it was worth it!

The changing table had a lot more pieces to put together
Needless to say I was excited and eagerly awaited our gift cards from the rewards to come through.  As soon as they came in the mail, I ordered the furniture online and checked the shipping almost hourly.

This one took for-EVER
Finally, I got the long-awaited phone call from the delivery service and our crib was at our house!  I jumped around excitedly.  Jon got home that evening and we decided to put it together that night (we were both pretty excited).

The changing table almost complete
Now the room has the crib, the mattress, the bedding, and the changing table.  We also have the rug and the infant car seat that we bought at a tag sale for $20!  If Peanut decides to grace us with her presence early, we're ready!

Now now.  I know that I'm a wicked worrier and that I should chill out but it's just not in my nature.  I think Jon and I have both made peace with the fact that I'll never be fully relaxed (I promise I don't stress like crazy!  I'm just a worrier by nature).  So what do you think you think my new worry will be? 

Finished crib and changing table tomorrow, along with 28 week belly pics.

2 comments:

  1. I love the crib you picked out, and how awesome that you were able to use rewards to get it! I'm going to give you a word of warning on the car seat though - unless you bought it from someone you both know and trust, I would not (and neither would most child safety groups) recommend that you use it. There's no way of knowing if it's been in an accident and even a tiny accident can compromise it's safety. Also, check the bottom - most car seats will have a date of manufacture. They "expire" five years after that date. Sure, you may have saved some money, but your child's safety is worth more than any dollar amount. I'm not one to be an extremist about stuff but car seat safety is a big deal to me. The injuries a child can sustain due to a bad seat or improper use of a seat are devastating.

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  2. I love the crib you picked out, and how awesome that you were able to use rewards to get it! I'm going to give you a word of warning on the car seat though - unless you bought it from someone you both know and trust, I would not (and neither would most child safety groups) recommend that you use it. There's no way of knowing if it's been in an accident and even a tiny accident can compromise it's safety. Also, check the bottom - most car seats will have a date of manufacture. They "expire" five years after that date. Sure, you may have saved some money, but your child's safety is worth more than any dollar amount. I'm not one to be an extremist about stuff but car seat safety is a big deal to me. The injuries a child can sustain due to a bad seat or improper use of a seat are devastating.

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