Monday, September 12, 2011

Weekend Recap and Nursery Progress

This weekend was not at all long enough.  It was a productive weekend though, so at least I have something to show for the weekend.

On Saturday morning we got up and at 'em early(ish) to get to the baby store to pick up the crib.  The box was huuuuuuuuuuuuge and wouldn't fit in my brother-in-law's truck without taking the camper shell off, so there was some logistical maneuvering and a little extra work, but we got the crib back to the house safe and sound.

The box.  Told you it was big.

On Saturday afternoon we bought Chris's birthday gift (a charcoal grill and accessories) and did some puttering around the house and then on Sunday morning we assembled the crib!  Here's Chris explaining that you put the baby on this piece to sleep. (You don't.  That piece is the side.)

Anyway, about 30 minutes later (it was the easiest piece of furniture I've ever had to assemble), here's da crib.  (We've decided to always refer to it as "da crib" in order to maintain some street cred.)

I absolutely love it.  It's solid, made of real wood, has no formaldehyde, and was made in the USA!  Plus it converts to a toddler/youth bed, and then will convert to an adult-size full bed eventually.  SWEET.

Last weekend we assembled this Ikea dresser (which took a few hours) and I'm in love with it too:

So, we have the two biggest pieces of the nursery done!  I'm so excited!  I'll show bits and pieces of the progress here on the blog, but I think I'm going to save whole room photos until we're done. 

I got a few other things done this weekend, including getting started on Christmas shopping!  (Holy bejeebus--I know!!!)  I'm not one of those hyper-organized, let's-start-Christmas-shopping-in-August people normally, but I just have a feeling that both finanially and for my sanity's sake, it'll be better for me to get Christmas shopping done before December.  I have a hunch that I'm not going to want to stand in line at the mall at 8 months pregnant. 

So there you have it--my weekend.

1 comment:

Sleepwalker said...

Wow, love the crown-molding-like details on that bed. Definitely looks solid and stylish!

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