|This is Julian's "PARTY!" face. He's a pretty serious dude.|
Interestingly, it's also illuminated some short comings in our apartment that I didn't know existed, as well as showed me exactly how great and baby-ready our apartment really was. There was something so incredibly calming about walking into the apartment with our little newborn, wide-eyed and terrified, and being able to walk right into the nursery, plop him onto the changing table (which was covered in a fabulous "POP" of orange!), open the drawer and have the diapers and baby wipes all ready to go... It was like, "Okay. Game on folks!"
However, I have quickly realized that my charmingly mis-matched antique-y bedside tables are considerably too small for all the accoutrement we're now storing bedside. At any given moment, there is a bottle of water, a coaster, a tube of boob cream (excuse my honesty...), a notepad and pen, an iPad (to keep me entertained at 4:00am when Julian is having a leisurely nursing session with no end in sight), a baby monitor, an actual book (in case I ever find time to finish it), and our new bible, "Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality".
Add to this equation a boppy pillow and a squirmy newborn, and I quickly realized that I needed at least one, if not two, larger nightstands. However, the nightstands are currently mis-matched and I only sleep on one side of the bed, so in the interest of economy, I think I'll probably just buy one for now.
This serious contender (shown above) was found on Amazon for $79.99. If you've spent fifteen minutes with John in the last month, you'd know that he recently signed up for Amazon Prime. If you want to get the full pitch, email him directly and I'm sure he'll try to sell you on it (Amazon should hire him for advertising) but the gist is that you pay a low annual fee, and get free two-day shipping on everything under the sun. He can't speak highly enough about the whole affair, and this is yet another example of why it's great... $79.99 for the table, and free shipping, right to our door. No driving to Astoria and meeting someone in their dodgy apartment to pick up a nightstand when you should probably be at home with your newborn! Excellent!
this piece, and amazingly, it's literally located blocks from our apartment, but given that it's twice the price of the Amazon table, and yellow, I decided to give it the pass in favor of the Amazon option... (I'm thinking spray painting a bedside table white isn't exactly on the top of our priority list right now...)