Since our days at Seminary began, we've tried to keep major furniture purchases and even minor household item additions to a minimal level. We live a transitional life. Our 2.5 years in Louisville is likely to be the longest we'll stay at one address for many moons. We're planning to move back to Memphis 4 months after Jude's arrival and may make another move overseas within a year if all goes well.
Thus, with such a mindset, registering for baby items was quite difficult for me. What do I really need? Surely babies don't require all that much. In Africa, they run around naked a lot....and I've never seen a baby bouncer around a hut. I was a bit stressed. So I called Laurin and she walked me through the aisles at Target explaining to me the uses of a variety of baby items.
And thus, our registry was born. Certainly not everything is a necessity but I'm trying to stick to what would be practical for our time frame and limited space, borrow as much as possible, and find bargains on used stuff.
Here's my question for you.
Rocking chair: Worth rearranging a room or not?
We have this cozy chair and a half...but it's not so comfortable that I can imagine myself holding/feeding Jude in it for hours on end.
Craigs List has offered me so little in this area that I'm starting to get discouraged. I know, I know. Gliders are incredible. I agree that they really do feel great. Truthfully though, no offense to the many who have a glider rocker, I just don't like the way they look. I would definitely put one in a nursery but I'm not sold on having one in my living room and that's the only space available.
My latest thought...trade in the green chair and footstool on Craigs List and buy a rocking chair replacement from Ikea.
Options I like....
I've never rocked a lot of babies. I need some help here.