Sep 7, 2010  •  In Baby, Personal, Relationships

New Priorities

Originally, J and I had planned on using the bassinet that comes equipped with this Pack ‘n Play for the first couple of months of the baby’s life; we would have the baby sleep there beside our bed for easier night feedings and as an extra precaution against SIDS.

However, upon further examination of our limited space, we decided to get a freestanding bassinet instead and decided to forgo the Pack ‘n Play.

Yesterday we made a trip to BuyBuyBaby (Did you know that you can use Bed Bath & Beyond’s 20% off coupons there? Score!) and picked up the Carters® Classic Comfort Wood Bassinet. (I don’t know why the colors look so horrible on the website. As you can see in the picture below, the wood is a dark espresso finish and the fabric is nicely muted.) Since we have yet to clear the guest room — and thus unable to assemble the crib — J proudly took it upon himself to carefully put together our first piece of furniture for the baby.

He tore apart the packaging and scrutinized the assembly instructions. He gathered the required tools and got to work.

15 minutes passed. 30 minutes passed. I looked over once again to see him still hard at work.

Finally, I felt compelled to ask, “Are you being extra careful and taking extra long to build the bassinet because you know the baby will be on it?”

“Yes,” he grunted back.

“Meanwhile, you barely looked at the instructions for all our other pieces of furniture and spent the bare minimum amount of time and effort assembling them…”

“Yeah, I kinda half-assed those.”

“I see how it is.”

“Of course. Where the baby sleeps is important!”

“More important than where your wife sits and lies?”

“Stop putting words in my mouth, woman!” 

Eventually, he finished the bassinet and proudly set it next to our bed. He showed me how to lock the wheels and fold the top shade. I had to admit that it looked nice, and that my husband had done a good job choosing and assembling our baby’s place of sleep.

Later on, J told me that he couldn’t help but smile as he saw the bassinet standing beside our bed. This is our home’s first visual cue of an impending little one, you see.

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6 Responses to “New Priorities”

  1. kalen says:

    🙂 Beautiful. The story AND the bassinet.

  2. Helene HT says:

    that's a lovely bassinet! and it looks adorable standing beside your bad~~

    our crib will be delivered in 2 weeks but my hubby inisists that he will only assemble it when i'm in the hospital due to some superstitious chinese tradition >,<

  3. Ohhh, this is so exciting! It looks fantastic! We're going to use the bassinet from the Pack n Play. At least that's what we're thinking for now. But that bassinet might convince me otherwise!

  4. vir says:

    We had planned to use the Pack n Play. We ended up using…. our bed. 🙂 Definitely not the planned course of action, but it was what worked best for our family's sleep, first as a coping mechanism so we could GET some sleep and then later because we enjoyed it.

  5. Liesal says:

    That really sounds like a convo that the hubby and I have. 🙂

  6. Geek in Heels says:

    @Creature Gorgeous — I think we would have stuck with the Pack 'n Play if we could fit it! I mean, we could technically fit one into our bedroom bu we'd have no space to walk around it.

    @vir — I'm glad that bed sharing is working for you guys. Personally I'm TERRIFIED to do so, because I'm afraid I'd roll over the baby. Plus we have a pretty "fluffy" comforter which is not recommended for infants, and add that to the fact that my husband is one of the heaviest sleepers I know…I admire people who can bed share, because I don't think that we can.

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