Today I folded up the ol' Port-A-Crib and moved the pack 'n play that had stood useless in the dining room into the bedroom; I find I need a place to set the baby down in the bedroom a lot more often (morning routine, etc). My dining room now looks huge. I am going to attempt to sell the vintage buggy and Port-A-Crib to anyone crazy enough to use toxic vintage baby devices like me. This may prove to be quite difficult.
I'm a bit sad to part with the crib. I put two babies to bed there hundreds of times. I would love to hang onto it, but...for what? There will be no more babies, and I doubt my (possible) grandchildren would want to be in said toxic vintage baby devices. I have a million pictures of it. That should be enough to keep the memory of it, right?
I am already sleeping much better in my own bed. It's so great not to have to tiptoe around the house at night anymore. But one major problem is with the baby monitor on I can't listen to podcasts on my phone to go to sleep (something I've done for many years) or use the Roku box to watch anything interesting on TV. It sucks but I don't know what solution there is since I can't turn the monitor off without causing myself major anxiety (what if there's a fire up there? A carbon monoxide leak? A spider? A rat on the loose?). Maybe I can download the podcasts during the day to listen to later...? I'll have to look into it. Or just get in the habit of going to sleep in silence ((shudder)).
Today I put a down payment on a birthday venue for B & T's combo birthday party which will be March 22. Bring it, Pinterest!!!