place for feeding (chair)
This simple list is a great starting point... no need to be overwhelmed by the fun stuff! Here's my progress on the 'list' so far:
Crib: Last Thursday we pulled together all or our Babies'RUs gift cards and headed over to what I thought would be a simple trip to the baby store to order a crib. It turns out there is a TON to learn about cribs and I was there from 4-6 and the poor husband was there from 5-6 straight from work. Poor guy... We did walk away with a ton of knowledge (now we know the conversion positions from toddler, to day bed, to full size bed, etc.) AND we ordered our crib! It should be here sometime in June. Here's what it looks like. I love that it's not too frilly and it doesn't look like a cage from Ikea.
Changing Surface: So I figured out that this does not have to be a "changing table" and can take the form of a dresser, an old refurbished vintage desk, a book case, etc. It just has to be safe :) I'm hoping to find a white dresser or charming desk that's the right size and length and dress it up with some cute drawer pulls I found at World Market.
Storage: I've already decided on the storage piece for the room. The expedit bookcase lends itself to showing off cute baby trinkets, books, and is really easy storage for small items. I'm hoping to learn how to make the 12" canvas cube drawers with some pretty coordinating fabrics. Ikea also sells pretty woven storage cubes to add beachy texture to the room. These are super affordable... ranging from $69-$120. I'm not totally sure on the size yet but this one is about 5' tall and seems to be about right:
Place for feeding (chair): I have no idea where to start here. This seems like a huge purchase and there are so many options out there. Chairs that slide, glide, swivel along with ottomans that do the same. If any pro moms have advice on what to get, what is necessary, and what is overkill, please tell me! It seems $400 is a lot to spend on one chair and that seems to be the going rate.
So to recap, we have one out of four crossed off the list! Yippee! Not too bad for 17 weeks in.