This was our first big thing that we got and Justin was excited to put it together the day it came in the mail.
We chose this Pack-n-Play based on the recommendation of a friend and the fact that it is gender-neutral. It's a Graco that we got from Target. If you're interested, here it is! It even vibrates and plays music on a timer. It was really simple to put together and we already have it next to our bed, all ready for our snuggly baby to sleep in. Everybody say "aww...".
The Travel System
This was another item Justin couldn't wait to assemble. He would have already put the carseat in the car if I hadn't stopped him. Again, this was purchased from Target. Here's the link. We went with a jogging stroller because it seemed more durable and practical. Not that I plan on taking up jogging or anything...
It was at this point that our sweet puppy realized that something big is happening. She has tolerated the baby clothes all over the floor, dealt with the UPS man ringing our doorbell weekly, but this was quite enough for her. I think her face says it all. And then Justin put her in the stroller, which was seriously enough. She didn't talk to us for 2 days. :)
Painting her room
Painting her room was kind of a challenge. I often find myself paralyzed by design decisions, do you? We definitely didn't want pink all over the place, or really anything too rainbow-ish. The color we chose is Pelican by Valspar. It's exactly what I pictured in my head. It's light, bright, and kind of grayish/blue. In a word: calm. We can add pops of color through her accessories and bedding. I'd paint my whole house this color, actually. Justin worked hard and it looks great!