Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Crib Dreams

Andrew and I have been looking for a crib for a few months now... We had decided that was one of the things we would prefer to either buy new, or from someone we knew, just for safety reasons (I know that at this point some of you are thinking "new parents, new parents"). So, I've been looking and keeping Andrew updated on things. I finally found one that I thought would work, was the perfect colour (espresso), wasn't too expensive (I guess that's relative... thank you US government for some extra dollars this year), and basically looked pretty hot, all things considered. But, I wanted to wait around and see if perhaps we could get a better deal or find another one. So last week he basically indicates that he thinks we should go ahead and get it and, yes, it was out of stock at Walmart and the espresso colour was no longer on the StorkCraft web site (which to me says it's no longer being manufactured, cause they had five other colours available). So, I look around, and find another one that seems like it will work. It's a little too harsh in it's modern design, but I think, hey, it's the right colour, and it could be worse. And I kinda like it (I don't think Andrew does).

So, two nights ago just before going to bed, we sit down and decide to just order the less-hot crib. I'm tired, but decide to go ahead. As I'm scrolling down trying to find it, Andrew goes "Hey, click on that other one!" He has somehow noticed that the wording beside the hotter crib has changed.... it went from out of stock to available! We couldn't believe it. I was too shocked to do much of anything. He, being the guy that he is, grabbed the computer and just went ahead and placed the order for the crib. So, miracle of miracles, I think I'm going to get my hot crib! It should arrive at our Walmart by next weekend. I'm still kinda shocked. What's even cooler is the next day when we went to check on the web site, not only is our crib back to saying "out of stock," but so is the other less-hot crib that we were going to get! It seems like God was definitely working that out for us. I wonder if someone ordered it, but then didn't want it? Or if they found a few in some warehouse somewhere? Whatever the reason, I'm thrilled. I guess espresso is either a way popular colour or going out of style. Anyway, we're pretty pumped up.

I'm getting excited about the baby's room. We now have a crib, and a repainted dresser (which is gonna look great), and walls that are being painted. Andrew is actually back there painting right now. He's almost done and it looks really good. I'll post some pictures when it's all painted (and I transfer them from the camera to the computer). I'm pretty excited about the whole thing. Plus, we only have four weeks left to our due date! Yikes! I'm pretty ready to have this baby, though. I can't wait to meet him or her!


gina said...

I have to say, I have never heard a crib described as 'hot.' But, hey, you're the writer, not me. And, I love the crib. My favorite part? The storage underneath! Go espresso.

Anonymous said...

I was getting ready to write almost exactly what Gina said. I wanted an oak Jinny Lynn crib when we found out that Michael was going to be a boy. I found one from a pediatrician with a mattress for forty dollars at a yard sell. Isn't it amazing how God provides for our silly wants too. I just now passed it on to a friend that was praying for the same things. BTW, I think this has become a story, and not a comment:)

Anonymous said...


I love your "hot" crib! In fact it is the same exact one we got for Addy!!! It's really nice and looks even better in real life!

Love ya!