My last post contained pictures of the furniture we’ve picked out for Baby’s room, and the promise for the story regarding the crib. Here’s the story.
The ILs are buying the crib as a gift to us and Baby. They are wonderful people like that. When we first started looking at this crib, we were going to purchase it online from a Stanley/Young America distributor. They said that the turn-around for delivery once the order was placed would be ten weeks. When we were looking at this crib eight weeks ago, ten weeks for shipping didn’t seem that bad.
A couple of weekends ago, we went to several baby stores in the area and one of them carries Young America in their showroom, so we got to see this crib up close and personal. I pretty much fell in love with it. (The Munire Urban was a front-runner up until this point.) The price this store sells it for is pretty comparable to that of the online retailer and there are no shipping costs associated when we purchase it from the baby store. Yay!
So, DH finally mentions to his dad that we really like the Young America crib, and that we’re willing to put in some of our own money if that’s more than they want to pay and that if they want us to we’ll keep looking we will. FIL and MIL are fine with the crib and want us to pick out a mattress and other accessories (but we’re not sure what they mean by accessories).
There’s a Korean tradition and MIL says we need to wait until after Christmas to order the crib. (And no, this is probably not a way for them to save up the money or avoid buying a big ticket item right around Christmas.) I will be 27/28 weeks at Christmas. If there is a ten week lead time on Young America cribs ordered from this baby store and I deliver early, Baby might be sleeping in a shoe box.
That’s my latest panic of the moment. When I find out exactly what this tradition is all about, I’ll be sure to update you.