Crib

Progress!

With the curtains finally sewn and hung and our electrical issues sorted out, it was time to get moving on the rest of the baby’s room. With only 8ish weeks until her arrival, we are in crunch mode!

Thankfully, our crib and dresser arrived over the weekend a whole four weeks sooner than promised!

The dresser arrived in one piece, so it went right up next to the window.

The crib, on the other hand, required assembly.

No problem right?

Wrong.

I don’t know if it was first-time parent nerves (“Oh my goodness, are we putting this together right? What if the crib collapses with the baby in it?”) or unclear instructions, but this thing was a pain in the rear to assemble! I may or may not have broken down at one point. I blame my raging pregnancy hormones and the lack of chocolate in the house. Ted’s excuse? The lack of beer in the house.

After inspecting every drawing and reading the instructions (at varying speeds and volumes) about a hundred times, we finally got the crib put together.

Here she is in all her curvy glory in place opposite the dresser. L-O-V-E!

Plans are underway for the crib skirt, as well as some throw cushions to spice up the room even more. Our crib sheets should also arrive any day now and our glider should be ready for pick-up in a few weeks. Everything is coming together and we couldn’t be more excited!

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? :)