Thursday, April 10, 2008

The crib is assembled!

After work today Joe started in on the crib assembly...


Lucy has to help with every project...


Here it is...



I guess we won't be able to use our bumper pad since there is nothing to tie it on to along the back of the crib. I'm sure that must be some kind of suffocation hazard. Any ideas on this, or is it best just not to use it?

I know, the pillows can't go in there either, right? I have SO much to learn.


I have to say that having the crib up makes this all the more real and it brought a flood of emotions when I stepped back and looked at it. Unlike a pregnancy, us waiting mommas have nothing real to hang onto. It's the little things like painting a room and putting up a crib that I can hang onto. I just wish Lauren was in OUR crib instead of the one she's in right now. Hang on, baby, it will be soon...I promise.

22 Comments:

At 7:54 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

DId you get the crib and armore at K-Mart....It looks just like one my friend got and her 2.5 year old is still using it and it is holding up really well. She used the bumber pad with out any problems at all from birth to now!

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger Lisa and Tate said...

SCREAM!!!!!!! So cute!!!SOOOOO very cute.

I know just how you feel. Once I started getting Tate's room ready, it just made things so real. No worries about the bumpers or the pillows. Our babies will not be infants so I am sure a few soft things will just add to the lovin' feeling crib!

LOVE IT!!!

Lisa

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger Eliza2006 said...

I'm with Lisa...your baby won't be tiny, so pillows should be fine. I know people say don't use bumpers, but to this day, Eliza still scoots all the way to the top of the bed and bumps her head. She sleeps in my bed, so I've had to cushion my headboard with blankets for a make-shift bumper.
Everything is so cute! It really does seem real once the crib goes up!

Tiffany

 
At 8:57 PM, Blogger Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

I LOVE IT!!!!
It is beautiful...
Can't wait to meet you on the 3rd...
Have a Great Weekend..

 
At 3:37 AM, Blogger Ladybugsmom said...

Donna,
So cute...just an idea you could have the bumper on 3 sides if you are handy with a sewing machine...if she is older you won't want to use it. Working on the nursery does make it real. Today my "decorator/seamstress" is coming to hang the window treatment and shower curtain and reveal the bedding she has created. She hung the nursery window treatments just after Christmas...will share soon. I need to find a place that has nice white wood framing. Thanks for sharing.
Emily

 
At 3:43 AM, Blogger Jacquie said...

Donna, that's Lily's crib and we still have her bumper in it. I know people say not to use them anymore but we haven't had a problem. It just lays up against that back side instead of tying on.

Lauren's room is looking beautiful!

 
At 4:28 AM, Blogger JEM Adoption Journey said...

Awhh it came together so nicely. very cute! my tip if you are concerned about the back bumper, you can always sew some velcro to it at different points, and stick it to the back board. At least you know she can't pull it over her self, or get stuck behind it. I'd also cut off or hide the ties behind it. The ties will be irresistable to pull.

 
At 7:16 AM, Blogger Kayce said...

OH DONNA!!! So beautiful!! I Love the bows..

 
At 7:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have the same crib! I hot-glued velcro on the crib and attached the opposite side to the bumper. Then stuck them together. It works! And if you just tie the bows together it looks very polished. Our daughter is 18 months, and we still use the bumper. Just for looks, and it doesn't bother her.

 
At 8:05 AM, Blogger Julie said...

Very pretty - it is real, and she is coming!

 
At 8:22 AM, OpenID potandkettle said...

I think it looks stunning! Great job!!

 
At 3:58 PM, Blogger Doreen said...

Nothing says MAMA like the crib!!!!
I had bumpers.. am I bad?
Doreen proud single MAMA to Faith Feng Cheng Jiangxi (a) 02 NSN now 6 1/2
Mia Chengdu Sichuan (a)06 SN now 3 1/2

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger 3D said...

So lovely!

Keep smilin!

 
At 10:11 PM, Blogger Scott & Kim said...

Lauren's room looks really great, I love the bed skirt, pillows and the bumper pad with the bows! The colors all coordinate so nicely.

 
At 10:36 PM, Blogger Kelly & Sindy said...

Donna,

The nursery looks AMAZING!!!
I cant wait to hear of your
referral!!! I hope you are
doing good!!

Sindy

 
At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks lovely!

 
At 2:26 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

So beautiful! Everything is coming along so nicely. Now let's just get that cutie pie home! =)

 
At 5:44 PM, Blogger Laura and Dan said...

Ohhhh - the crib and entire room look so beautiful! Well done! BUT, what really touched my heart were your words to Lauren, she is going to have a wonderful life with you and Joe! :) Laura V.

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger Heather said...

So how many times a day do you gaze at the crib? I think I averaged about 3.5 before Sydney came home! BTW- it looks beautiful. We never used a bumper with Sydney since she wouldn't sleep in her crib, but I did use it with Claire until she began using it as a step to get out of the crib. They both slept (and still sleep) with a pillow. Once a baby can roll over, I think pillows are okay.

 
At 12:35 AM, Blogger Elise said...

Adorable!!!! Hope the room gives you major comfort that the time is almost near!

 
At 10:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adorable. I love the crib. Does it convert into a toddler bed? It looks like it might. Cool! I also love all the purple.

Lily (2 years) still sleeps in her crib with bumper pads and a pillow. Could you cut off the straps? The velcro is a good idea, but that seems more of a hazard. Peeling it off and then putting it in their mouth; choking???? Just an idea? Did you ever decide on a baby carrier?

Your little one will be sleeping in there before you know it!

Lisa in Denver

 
At 2:20 AM, Blogger Alyson & Ford said...

Very Beautiful!! What a wonderful room! Congrats - we are all getting closer.

Alyson LID 01/27/06

 

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