Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hand Me Downs

So this morning after little baby K woke from her morning nap I noticed that after Joe had pulled up her drop rail, that one side had fallen down. Yes, we still had a drop rail crib. It was a hand me down from my sister. Both her kids had used it and two kids previous to them had used it so we used it. Well, back to the drop rail, when I went to pull the side that was fallen up, the rails separated from the top. Essentially the crib fell apart! Not a happy me. We tried to put it back together, it only did more damage and we realized that she would need a new crib because this one was not safe!

We had never even looked into buying cribs because we knew that my sister had been saving her crib for us for years so we had no idea how much cribs cost. A quick email to my trusty playgroup moms for advice led me to look at the Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby and WalMart websites. One fried has an Amish made crib that I love, but when I talked to her, she said that it took 12 weeks for her crib to be made. I didn't have that kind of time. I needed one soon. I didn't need anything else to make sleep not good in our world.

Joe wasn't feeling well so I thought that he needed a nap and some time alone so off baby K and I went to Babies R Us. They had two different cribs in natural wood color well under my budget. I picked out the Graco Lauren convertible crib: took it home, disassembled the broken one and reassembled the one one just in time for her afternoon nap. Thank goodness it was a Sunday so Joe could entertain her while I worked with tools. I think all assembly required furniture people have learned from Ikea. Easy instructions and only an Alan wrench needed for assembly. That is my kind of furniture. Crisis averted!