At some point, we’re going to move my study from the second bedroom upstairs to the first floor (our townhouse has three floors) and make the second bedroom into the nursery.
Although we haven’t actually done anything to *move* the furniture, computers, books, etc that comprise my study, we seem to be going ahead with acquiring baby furniture :).
We (well, mostly michelle) have been doing a fair bit of poking around on Craigslist to find good deals on the more expensive baby items (crib, changing table, etc).
Tonight, we’re going to go look at (and probably purchase) a glider … which is basically a fancy rocking chair / recliner that, instead of rocking in a partial ellipse (like a normal rocking chair), “glides” back-and-forth parallel to the floor. Apparently their motion is more soothing to babies (though i think this is probably not significant — babies can get used to a regular rocking chair) and it’s more comfortable for nursing (a subject on which i shall never be an expert, so I’ve wisely avoided from passing judgment … if other women say it’s better and that leads michelle to want one, so be it!) Anyway, they’re pretty expensive new (around $300 for a good quality one, not counting cost for ottoman/footstool thing) … but there’s one for sell in Mountain View for $100 that’s supposed to be almost new (received as a gift, but not needed). So, well, if michelle likes it when we look at it, we’ll buy it :).
On thursday, I’m driving up to hayward (about 40 minutes north of us) to purchase a crib, extra drawer for the crib (goes on bottom, beneath mattress), crib mattress & sheets from another couple. The crib sounds quite nice and the whole thing is going for $140, so (assuming that it’s all in the conditions described), it’s definitely a good deal. Anyway, I’ll buy it and bring it home thursday morning and michelle will take a look at it thursday evening. If we (ie: michelle) decide it’s not quite what we want (or we find something else we like better — in particular, a changing table & crib matching set, since michelle’s main concern with this crib is being able to find a changing table that’ll match), we’ll probably end up selling it again on craigslist :). Luckily, since we’re getting a good deal on it, we can probably get all (or at least most) of our money back, so it’s not a big deal.
I’ve no idea where we’re going to put this stuff though. Probably scattered throughout the house until we move things around in the study/nursery. We’ve got to clean out the garage (this weekend) so as to make room for a lot of my stuff (sigh), and then move the rest of my stuff downstairs, and *then* we’ll have room for this furniture in the nursery … i figure it’ll be a solid month before this all happens though, so in the meantime, the furniture will probably just sit downstairs in the unused bedroom (which will is technically michelle’s study, though she never uses it, and will be a shared study once i move my stuff into it).