You might recall that we didn’t have a crib when we first brought Gem home from the hospital. In fact, her first bed was actually a laundry basket.
We don’t have a lot of money to throw around, nearly every penny is accounted for long before our student loans even come in. So buying a crib was a luxury beyond our means, especially because we had a second hand pay yard that she was sleeping in quite well.
The play yard was a perfectly safe place for baby to sleep, and quite frankly, I don’t think she cared one way or another. But it was hell on my back reaching all the way down to two inches off the ground, over the waist high rails, to lift my now 17 pound baby without the use of my knees. My mother-in-law decided that just wont do, and she bought us a crib (Thank you, Grandma!!!). Now little Gem’s bed is the nicest piece of furniture in the house.
Mommy is standing up straighter already – I expect this hunch in my back to disappear in no time.