Ohh, the horror stories I've heard about men assembling cribs. I've been excited about this moment, but also dreading it. I never was sure what all the hubbub was about, but I had braced myself for what the evening of "Let's put the crib together" had in store for us.
I knew I shouldn't be in the room when the assembly was taking place. I ask too many questions and want to know too many things. I told him that I'll cook dinner while he puts the crib together. Both of these things are the kinds of tasks that neither of us want opinions/suggestions on, so this worked out well.
So, Colt spread everything out on the floor. (There were no missing pieces, which was another fear I had.) Then, he read the manual and put it together. I know, it's so anti-climactic. A big, dramatic, hilarious story was not in the cards for us.
So, here it is!
We bought our crib at Babies R Us for about $195. It was one of the cheaper ones there and we liked the simplicity of it. There are a lot of things we can use second-hand or buy at thrift stores, but many sources told us not to take shortcuts on this purchase. After all, the baby does lay in it. :)
Coming up next: the rug and other accessories ...