Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Crib Notes

Well we now own a crib and a changing table, thanks to my sister Tricia. She doesn't need it now that her youngest, Zachary has a "big boy bed". Gregg spent a lot of time cleaning out the garage this weekend, and we took two loads of stuff to the Goodwill store on Sunday. That makes room to store the crib. We don't plan on leaving it in storage though. We're going to seriously start transforming the office into the baby's room, and once we get the floor converted to laminate and the walls painted we plan on setting it up in there. We'll stick with some bare bones decorations for right now since we don't know the sex of the baby as I described in this post. Some people at our agency said that's a bad idea because an empty crib is a constant reminder that you don't have a baby, but we disagree. We tend to look at it more of a concrete sign that we will have a baby, and for a couple of guys that just a few years ago never thought that was possible, that's encouraging!


Elspeth said...

I think it's a good idea to have the crib so that you can see it. I do something similar with bills and laundry. If they're out in the open and I have to look at them all the time then they get paid and sorted (respectively) a lot more frequently.

I guess the hard part would be the waiting. Good luck!

Two Moms With A Plan said...

I agree! It's the same concept of hanging up a goal outfit when trying to lose weight. Having the outfit that you want to wear but can't fit into is motivation to achieve your goal. I'm looking forward to seeing the post of your baby sleeping in his/her crib!