Baby World of Stoney Creek

Rock on, baby!

After a rather trying week (I. feel. soooo. pregnant.), I was pleased to be able to knock one more item off my list of things to unnecessarily fill my brain with — the glider.

It arrived last night.

Two weeks ahead of schedule.

Seriously. Ahh-mazing.

My husband? Gotta love him. After having to deal with the tears, complaints, demands and my overall sucky mood all week, Ted happily hopped into the car after a full day of work, drove to Stoney Creek to get the glider and brought it home.

I feel kinda ridiculous for having a material object make me happy, but whatever — I’m going with it.

Seeing this in the baby’s room makes me HAPPY! And, EXCITED! Kinda the same way that chocolate makes me feel.

You’ll have to pardon the poor quality photos. It was late when I removed my aching, pregnant body from my Snoogle pillow to come check out the glider in the room.

It fits perfectly! With the room being as small as it is, we had to find a chair that was compact, yet comfortable. The Thonet rocking chair, which has been in my family for many years, was always our first choice, but it was too big for the room. It will remain at Grandpa’s house and I’m sure we’ll make good use of it there.

Also, being the taller folks that Ted and I both are, we needed a chair that fit us right. A lot of chairs that we test drove were too low in the back, meaning no head support. And, hey — if we are going to be clocking many miles in this chair for the next fews years, we want to be comfortable, right?

We ended up choosing Dutailier’s 180 Serial in a grey fabric with a courser weave — it’s surprisingly very soft to the touch. We had the option of choosing a contrasting fabric for the piping, but we opted to keep the chair all one fabric/colour since it will likely transition to our basement living room down the road. Best of all, we snagged it during a Boxing Week sale, so it was within our budget.

Overall, we are thrilled with the glider and are happy to support another Canadian company. I can’t wait to snuggle baby girl in this chair. Only 7ish more weeks until we get to meet her!

To all you Moms and Dads out there — did you buy a glider for your baby? Do you love or regret this choice? At first, we didn’t feel the need to purchase a glider, but after talking with experienced Moms and Dads, they all said it was worth the investment. Thoughts?

A Place to Rest Her Head

Progress on our lil girl’s room is coming along nicely. Over the weekend, we selected a crib and dresser with the help of Grandpa- and Babcia-to-be.

After looking at a few cribs and dressers (and giving each one a good, solid shake to test for durability — all new parents do this, right?), we zoned in on this crib and dresser from a Canadian company called College Woodwork.

The furniture comes in a variety of finishes with the choice of hardware. We opted for white, which will contrast nicely with the dark hardwood floors, and oval pulls on the dresser. We really like the curves on this furniture — it should go nicely with the graphic elements in our fabric selections.

With it being the holidays, we won’t receive the furniture for another 8-10 weeks. Hopefully it all arrives on time! We have 14-ish more weeks to go and this Momma is anxious to get every lil onesie and cloth diaper washed and folded away. I think the full-blown nesting has started to settle in, no? :)