Nursery Update

Things are finally coming along in the nursery department. Thank goodness my sister-in-law called us Saturday night to tell us about a great deal at Target: Buy the crib, get the matching changing table for F-R-E-E! Yep. That’s right. The crib converts into a toddler bed, and full-size bed.
She’s a beauty in “Espresso”:
[The mattress is still at my parents’ house so I couldn’t fully set everything up yet]

[will hopefully get my baskets off my registry to go on the shelves]

Thank goodness my awesome in-laws were in town visiting for Labor Day to help us set it up. I’m so happy it all worked out 🙂

We also went ahead and set up the playard in our bedroom so Indy would get used to it. I thought he’d growl or bark at it, but he could care less. I guess that’s a good sign!
[L.O.V.E. this pattern! And works for a boy one day, too!]

AND….. our car seat/stroller arrived today (thanks to B’s aunt and uncle) WAHOO!! Silly me thought it would come already assembled (just folded up), but ha-ha… yeah right. I opened it up and it’s 

If you have a baby I’m sure you know there are a bazillion many different products out there to choose from and it can be terribly overwhelming. We’ve received a lot of advice/suggestions, and I’ve read a ton of consumer reports online. It’s seems that for every several “Excellent” reviews, there’s always a complainer. We did the best we could and know that people like/dislike products for different reasons and there’s always going to be “something” that “someone” doesn’t like about it. In any case, we chose this stroller for a few different reasons: 
I could maneuver it easily through the aisles/It wasn’t unstable 
I could easily collapse it/pick it up/open it back up
There’s a lock on the front wheel if you choose to jog down a straight path
The car seat handle made it easy to hold from every angle
 …and this might be the most important reason… 
You can hook your iPod up to its speakers!!!
[okay so maybe that’s Blake’s fav part about the stroller]

Overall, I think we made a great choice about everything, but I guess we’ll find out when the little chickadee comes. She’ll be the real critic.

I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Labor Day!

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7 Replies to “Nursery Update”

  1. Oh man, if my husband heard there was a stroller you could hook your ipod to he'd probably be on board for a baby like RIGHT NOW! That's pretty sweet….

    What an awesome deal from Target, too! I got an email about that sale and almost wished I was pregnant just so I could take advantage! 🙂

  2. I love everything so far!!
    It looks so perfect 🙂
    And seriously, a stroller that you can hook your speakers up to? That ridiculous!! But awesome! What are they going to come up with next?

  3. Your nursery is coming along beautifully! And I probably would have picked that stroller as well – it looks awesome! I'm sure it's extremely overwhelming picking one out – there are so many!!

  4. I love the crib and the changing table! Mr.B is so excited about the stroller and he loves the play yard too! I hope you are having a great week! lots of love and hugs! xo

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