This past weekend we made our first (of many) larger purchases for the baby and ordered our crib. I realize that we won't need a crib for a while especially since the kid will probably sleep in a 'pack n play' in our bedroom for the first couple months. However, for me it would be hard to decorate the rest of the nursery without knowing what the crib will look like. And I really want as much of the nursery done beforehand as possible. I don't think either of us will have the time or energy to do it after the baby is here.
With that said I went back and forth between wanting a darker wood color or white. I knew I wanted something that could work for either gender, not just because we don't yet know what we're having but hopefully if we have another kid of the opposite sex we can use the same furniture.
After looking at a LOT of cribs online we decided on the below one from Walmart.com.
I just love espresso colored furniture, which shouldn't be a big surprise since that's what we have for our bedroom. I think it works great with both blue/green or pink/purple bedding. It also got really good reviews online and comes with a mattress. We should get it in about a week or so, not that we plan to put it together anytime soon. We still need to figure out what to do with the bed in our guest room/future nursery first.
We still have a LOT more stuff to get but somehow buying a crib makes this even more real and exciting. Now I can't wait to find out what the gender is so that we can start picking out bedding and the rest of the nursery decorations.
I should also mention that I've had a number of friends already offer to let me borrow some of their baby stuff that their kids have outgrown which I know will save us quite a bit of money and we're incredibly grateful. In case you didn't know babies are expensive yo.