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Well, we’ve FINALLY assembled the baby’s crib! Originally, I wanted to set it up in our room for a few months but after talking to several people and thinking it over A LOT, we decided it was best to set it up in his room.

He’ll sleep in our room in the bassinet we got from Kyle and Jen until it’s time to move him into his own place.

I decided to just put it in his room because it would have been virtually impossible to move it out fully assembled and I didn’t want Scott to have to put it together twice. See? I can be nice. 🙂

I only helped on the tail end of it, but it didn’t seem like Scott had TOO muc trouble putting the crib together. He did put one of the end rails backwards on at first. I noticed but didn’t say anything because I thought that’s what the instructions told him to do. Luckily, he noticed without my having to point that out 🙂 Apparently, the company realized they left a step out of the instructions and added an addendum to the end. It’s funny because it tells you to do that step BEFORE you do anything else and then thanks you for doing so. It really says something along the lines of, “Make you do this first. Thanks!” I found it quite amusing. Scott didn’t find it nearly as funny. Here’s the finished product:

Baby's crib

Baby's crib

Pretty nice, huh? The bedding was a shower gift from Lyn. It is SO CUTE! I wanted something with bright colors and this was perfect!

Stuffed safari animals courtesy of Grandma

Stuffed safari animals courtesy of Grandma

Here’s a peek into the inside of the crib. Scott’s mom gave us all these safari animals which I think go very well with the bedding! Of course, they won’t be left in the crib while baby is sleeping in it. I’m going to have to take the bumper off when he’s sleeping in it too.

I know some people feel differently, but I am totally against having anything with the baby in the crib other than whatever he’s swaddled in. In everything I’ve been reading about sleep habits they say to keep as many things away from baby’s face as possible. So, none of the side sleepers for baby and, no matter how cute and how much of a hassle it will be, that bumper is coming off when baby is in the crib.

We still have to do a little more furniture moving around and other decor stuff, but we’re getting closer. I keep telling the baby that, the sooner he comes out, the sooner he can try all this stuff. But that must not be enough incentive for him. 🙂

We have less than a week to go!!

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Getting it together

We spent most of our post-Christmas weekend cleaning and getting baby stuff ready. Scott did a lot of the cleaning out of stuff and I did a lot of wrestling around with baby gear. We think we did pretty well. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but we’re definitely getting there. If he decided to make his appearance now, he would have a car seat to travel around in, a pack and play and/or bassinet to sleep in (the crib is out of the box but remains unassembled) and a rocker to hang out in.

Check out my handiwork. Hopefully, the baby will have more meat on his bones than sock monkey, my handy dandy model and test subject. I’m also hoping his limbs aren’t as long as my stuffed friend’s. 🙂

Sock monkey rocking out in the rocker.

Sock monkey rocking out in the rocker.

Guinness poses with the pack and play.

Guinness poses with the pack and play.

The car seat seems to work for sock monkey!

The car seat seems to work for sock monkey!

We had a doctor’s appointment this morning. Nothing new to report since our last appointment. Right now, the baby is not any closer to getting here. For a while, I had this feeling that he was going to be a week early but now I have a feeling he’s going to be late. There are still THREE WEEKS to go so I guess anything can happen between now and then. THREE WEEKS can you believe it?

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