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