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Rock a bye baby

Although I have stated my desire to keep it cheap with the baby there is one thing I have to have and that is a rocking chair.  I’m willing to spend a bit on one that we like because you don’t save money by buying furniture you hate and want to get rid of.  We found a couple we like.

This is the dream rocker. Thos Moser, over $2k ouch.

I tried this out at Dwell on Design a couple of years ago and it is really comfortable and beautiful.  It’s the kind of furniture you pass down through the generations but I don’t know if that means I’ll shell out quite that much money.

An Eames reproduction from Design within Reach. Just under $500.

Jason found this one.  After drooling over the $2k rocker this price seems more reasonable.  Plus it is available in a few different colors.  Also the mid-modern design goes well with our other furniture.

A bargain option from Ikea. About $170.

I like that this has some padding.  I will be rocking a baby in this after all.  There are other color options available as well if Jason thinks this is too cutesy.

At the end of the day we probably won’t go as high as the Thos Moser but the Eames reproduction or the Ikea seem like good options for us.  Has anyone seen any other cool rockers out there?  I’m pretty adamant about having something with arms, I think that will be essential when holding a squirming baby.

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Yeah, ok, it’s been awhile

So I know I haven’t posted since I got back from Australia but that’s because when we were there I found out I’m pregnant.  We are thrilled and looking forward to imposing our world view on a hapless baby but right now this kid is imposing itself on ME.  I was lucky not to have some of the worse pregnancy side-effects like morning sickness but the thing I did have was exhaustion.  I was tired the whole first trimester and I’m glad to be in the second and feeling more energy.

Now that I’m feeling more pep I’m looking forward to some projects involving the impending event and I have some ideas I’ve been flirting with such as maternity clothing hacks, new maternity sewing, baby sewing and knitting, nursery decor projects, and some toys for the baby.  You will notice that I have added a text widget to track the baby costs.  Everyone says babies are so expensive and I’m curious to keep track of what I’m spending partly as a challenge and partly so I’ll know what it really costs by the end of the pregnancy.  Of course, once the baby gets here it will be expected to contribute to the family so I’m sure it will balance out.  How soon can you put a child to work in the fields?  3 months?  4?