Itching to Assemble

I ordered the crib for our nursery about a month ago and until last week it was sitting around, just begging me to be assembled.

I couldn’t assemble the crib in the nursery because we still had painting to do, but I was determined to set it up elsewhere and then just move it upstairs when the room was ready.  That is when my genius husband thought that perhaps the crib would be too wide to fit through the doorway.  He was right.

So the crib sat, and sat, and sat, just waiting to be assembled.  Which drove me crazy, of course.

But last week I had my chance.  The trim paint was dry for less than 24 hours and I took on the crib as my after-work project.  An hour and half later, we had a crib all ready to go (Well, kind of.  We still need a mattress.)

For those of you who might care, we picked out the DaVinci Emily 4-in-1 Convertible Crib, which was recommended by Consumer Reports and met all of our specifications.  We love that this will convert to a toddler bed, a day bed and then into a full-sized bed.  Plus, the black finish was just perfect for our design scheme, even if it’s not a traditional nursery color.  As an added bonus, I found the crib on sale at the CSN baby store (now, with free shipping and a 20% off coupon code that I searched for online.  Deal.

I feel much better now that I was able to tear open that box and organize/assemble all the parts!


  1. Krystyn says:

    oooh it looks great!!
    I’m scared for when we get our crib. My husband is not very handy which means I get to put it together. And I’m already having a hard time sitting on the floor to put stuff away let alone putting together a whole crib. I don’t know how you did it!!

  2. Gus says:

    Hey Erin, Hows it going.
    I have some baby names that you and Chris probably havn’t even thought about. And I wouldn’t use domestic names. Like I would choose some names like Clancy, though thats domestic I would also use Paul or Pascal , if you are even french at all or maybe even canadian french, use this and lay off the other name. But this is just my opinion. You might have diffrent domestic names or you could use a name like “Chris II” or some family name even maybe an ethnic name. I could maybe even fill up 1,000 of these pages up with ethnic names but if you use domestic. I’m not the man for those names.

    From Gus

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