feeling much better!!

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feeling much better!!

Thanks for the words of encouragment and putting up with my whiny vent the other day. I think I was just feeling annoyed and sad and a little overwhelmed on Friday.

I told DH that I was feeling sad because I felt that we were neglecting our baby girl already because we weren't "doing anything" to get ready for her. He hugged me and said "you're driving yourself nuts, you want to nest but you can't, because we did everything already for Jack" (painting the room, getting furniture, etc.) Then Sunday I tried to find a crib and was really disappointed at the quality of what I found, so I came home and said that I didn't care, baby was just going to sleep in a pack n play in our room till Jack was out of the crib. I should say that we're super picky about our furniture, and not buying just the inexpensive stuff that is poorly made and won't last anymore. We both would much rather spend a few extra $$ and scrimp for a few months than buy something that is going to be worn out in a couple of years.

Well, sunday evening we went to a baby boutique store out of desperation and found our crib. the finish is being discontinued by the maker so we are getting it at a 25% discount! Its a gorgeous cherry finish. Jack suggested we get the combo dresser/changer and an armoire to go with it too. Now I am just waiting for the store to call me, I am going to see if they will cut us a discount on a mattress or throw one in for free since we're purchasing three pieces (technically four if you count the conversion kit for the crib). If they won't, we're still getting it, but I am going to tell her that I have to talk to my husband when he gets home...delay her a little bit.

Our rationale is that ds has his own set of furniture that will carry him till he leaves home (lifetime crib, dresser, tall dresser, night stand) and that this child should have something that will last that long too. Till we move, we're going to use the dresser and armoire for ourselves, and I'll put the crib in our room or ds's room (probably ds's room) and she can have a few drawers in his dressers. Right now we have an armoire, and THREE dressers (all mismatched and old) in our room. I'll put the armoire we currently use in the office to hold all my tie dyeing stuff, we'll give one dresser back to MIL, and the other dresser (its mine, from my dad's family, and is 200 years old and in need of restoration) will be stored till we can get it professionally rebuilt. The other dresser will probably go into our bathroom for linen storage and whatnot.

AND one of my friends is selling her house and is going to give me a bunch of her daughter's stuff. I have had to buy literally ONE outfit for babygirl, and a few cloth diapers--everyone has been giving us baby girl clothing!!!

So I am starting to feel better about things. I think over the next week or so I am going to start going through the stuff in my dressers and armoire and paring down quite a bit so we have an easy transition once the new furniture arrives.

here's the link to the crib!!! http://www.whimsndoodles.com/clearance-1/closeouts/munire-essex-2-piece-package-cherry.html

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love the crib!!!
I am also glad you are feeling a bit better!!!

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I also LOVE the crib!

I'm glad you are feeling better. Aren't hand-me-downs awesome?

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Oh I do love hand me down's, craigslist steals, garage sale stuff, etc. Most of DS's wardrobe is hand me down's from his cousin who is now nearly 6. Smile I got alot of his infant wardrobe from a girl on cl, and we've become friends now. Alot of Trinity's stuff is coming from friends and cl and garage sales. I have no shame in scarfing up a great deal when I can find one, which is why we feel we can swing the cost of the crib and assorted furniture. WHICH, I just found out the armoire is not available anymore, BUt they can get me a tall (5 drawer) dresser, and a short and long six drawer dresser instead of the combo. And the tall dresser is $200 less than the armoire. Smile

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Anne, I'm so glad you are feeling better about the whole situation. Totally unlike you to be down, was beginning to get worried!

Just looking at crib set now, it looks beautiful. I like your rationale regarding the rest of the furniture too, baby girl deserves her own set since baby jack has his own and you are right that it will last into teenage hood Wink

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GAH-now my husband says he wants to "think about it a couple of days", because the lady won't throw in a mattress or a discounted mattress. Though he said "we will probably get it". He infuriates me sometimes. They don't have many of these left...I don't think he gets it! I love him, but if he makes me miss out on that set I am going to be so mad at him. He won't be getting any for a LONG time.

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OMG-I am going to throttle dh!!! IN a loving way. He gets home, after I spent half an hour on the phone with the owner of the store and after ten minutes he tells me to go ahead and order that set. He is like that though.

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Nice crib! I'm glad that you're feeling better now! And it sounds like DH is a little bi-polar lol!! Glad you're getting a set that you love though!

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Oh I have no idea what is up with him. He's always that way. Gets me spun up about something and then backpedals. THEN we were at target and he saw a crib and was like "I could go for a crib like this!" I just kept walking and pretended I didn't hear him. haha. I think he needs to think things are HIS idea. If its my idea or not his, he doesn't like it, then he comes around to what was originally proposed by the other person, and decides he likes it, but its HIS idea! silly man.

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"annestacy" wrote:

Oh I have no idea what is up with him. He's always that way. Gets me spun up about something and then backpedals. THEN we were at target and he saw a crib and was like "I could go for a crib like this!" I just kept walking and pretended I didn't hear him. haha. I think he needs to think things are HIS idea. If its my idea or not his, he doesn't like it, then he comes around to what was originally proposed by the other person, and decides he likes it, but its HIS idea! silly man.

Lol he sounds like the father in the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", where they have to make him think that every decision that's made was his!

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EXACTLY--and my son has inherited that wonderful trait. Its how it goes with everything...paying off my truck early...I mentioned it back in February. He nixes it. Then in early May..."hey honey, why don't you find out what the payoff is on your truck? I think if we can pay it off we should...." Him going to his friend's wedding in Tuscon next spring without me and the kids--I suggested it when he heard about it from his buddy, he was hemming and hawing, and now he's all excited for a weekend away with the guys....the list goes on and on. And all I can do is smirk and know I am the real brains behind the operation.