Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Behind Bars

We picked up the crib this weekend and ordered the rest of the baby room furniture. It's actually an irritating story. We were in Durham Saturday for Jennifer's baby shower (so fun, by the way!) and rushed home Sunday to get to the Babies-R-Us in time to pick up the crib before closing. It was a zillion degrees and we had to wait forever for them to find the crib in the stock room...and then when they wheel it out, it is huge! I mean, way too big to fit in the Element, let alone if we had an F150 truck. The damn box was 60" x 56" x 12" and 100 pounds. I mean, what are we buying here? Was there no other way to box this sucker? I swear, it's not that big when it's unpackaged. Anywho, the annoying part was when the stock person rolled the crib out to our car she was like "This ain't gonna fit in that car. Why didn't you bring a truck?" Hello, an Element, when emptied out, has a crapload of space. I didn't realize we were bringing home Sputnik. Also, we don't know anyone with a truck except my Dad and he lives over an hour away. Also, I think the crib would have eaten his little truck. When I asked if we could just have it delivered, which I would have scheduled when I ordered it if they had told me how big the damn box was, she was like "We don't do delivery." What freaking store that carries a huge selection of furniture doesn't offer delivery service? Seriously! Instead, they have a "guy" that they refer folks to, but he's not an employee or affiliated with the store at all. So, yeah, somewhat sketchy. However, we were desperate and we called. He was great, and was able to actually pick it up and deliver it the same day for a decent fee. So, we have the crib!


The matching dresser should be here in another 2 weeks, and the armoire will be here in 16 weeks. Yeah, 16 weeks. Crazy! Let's hope it gets here before the baby!


10 comments:

T-ann said...

Girl- did u measure??? Is all this furniture going to fit? Remember u wanted a chair too! Glad u got everything that day.

Stacy said...

Yes, I measured - the crib isn't that large. The way they have it packaged is like a cross. They have the largest piece packaged wide, rather than long. And then the other pieces packaged long rather than wide...so that's why it takes so juch space.

They don't have the packaging dimensions on the pieces when you order them...which would have been helpful.

Beckers said...

Cute furniture! I noticed that the crib is described as "4-in-1." How, exactly, can a crib be 4-in-1? It's a bed, it's a…bed, it's…another bed…?

Stacy said...

It's a 4-in-1 because it is a crib, a toddler bed, a daybed or a full-size bed.

Beckers said...

Well damn, no wonder it was so huge, if it's capable of transforming into an adult-sized bed! I didn't even know they make such a thing. Fabulous.

Breezy said...

So will the other pieces be delivered since you ordered them? Or will you have to call sketchy nice man again? Love the furniture!

CindyLooHoo said...

How adorable is that!!!! Can't wait to see all this in person! We need to plan a trip down there!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

So cute!! I can't wait to see pics of the completed nursery!!

Do you have a visible baby bump? Show pics pls!

Tammany said...

Very, very cute! I agree with Preppy Pink Crocodile, pics please!

Stacy said...

you ladies are crazy if you think I'm posting a pic of my belly on my blog! that is humilation that i for one do not need....nah, i'll probably do it. just need to take a "skinny" baby bump picture....contortionism will be used.