Sunday, August 13, 2006

Building the nursery

So, they told us to go ahead and get our nursery in order. Since we could get the call at any moment, we need to be prepared. We went and made a registry at Babies R Us and Target, to help us keep track of what we had already and what we will need to purchase in the future.

Little by little we have been adding to the room, and finding good deals. We are both a bit particular, so we have been doing lots of research.

Our first thing we bought was the high chair. My Grandmother always bought the high chair for the first great grand kid in each family. She always said it needed to be a wooden one, as she didn't feel the plastic ones were sturdy enough for her great grand kids She passed away in December of 2005. It wouldn't have felt right if anyone else bought the high chair, so we went and got it ourselves.

We already had a pack and play, for when our nephews and niece come to play. It's a pretty sage green color, and is great for either a girl or a boy.

Diaper bag shopping can be interesting. Not wanting typical ones, we've been doing research to see what we can find. Thought about having one made, but found a really cute floral one on clearance at Target. Then, found another in solid black at Babies and Kids 1st Furniture. It's perfect to keep permanently in Mike's car.

We ran into a fantastic deal on Britax Marathon car seats, and ended up with one for both of our cars. We were quite pleased with the find. Mike's parents bought one of them for us, that was a very nice gift from them.

Stroller shopping was fun. One major criteria was that it needed to be reversible. That is, the child can either face you or face away from you. We found the Peg Perego Venezia style and loved it. We lucked into an older model (well, last year) that was at a great price at eBay. So, we got it.

Crib shopping came next. Mike had a lot of thought about this, and we ended up with a Pali. We chose it in Cognac, not the lighter color pictured (more like the color in the high chair). It is beautiful. We saw it at a store, and found it online for even cheaper. It arrived last week. Elizabeth's parents were very generous and gave us some money to go toward the crib.

Today we are going to go get a mattress for it, as well as a crib sheet or two. Our nephew is coming to stay overnight on Tuesday, and he sleeps in a toddler bed. So, we will put the crib mattress on the floor, and he can sleep there. He also gets to try out our car seat for us

We are slowly gathering other things, such as toys (we always had toys for the nephews and niece), bath things, diapers, etc.

It's lots of fun!

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