stephen | December 5, 2004 ( 9:06 PM)

Benjamin and Lamby in da Crib

Crib and bassinet

Ragazzi makes some great cribs, but if you buy one be forewarned of the assembly instructions. BE VERY FOREWARNED. The instructions appear to have been written by someone who has never actually assembled a crib before. If they had, they would have realized that Long Flat Head Lag Bolts of 60mm and Short Flat Head Lad Bolts of 50mm can't both be part "P". Or that printing the spanish instructions within the english version is NOT helpful. And, oh yeah, step 6 really needs to be step 2. Unless they thought it would be funny to have us put the crib halfway together and then take it apart again to get that damn dowel to fit (the dowel was THIS close to being sawed off).

And the diagrams were so simple, so helpful.

Crib Instructions

Once the crib was assembled, 4 hours later... Amy brought out a couple old friends from their hermetically sealed containers.

Benjamin Bunny.

Benjamin Bunny

Lamby (he's the lamb).

Lamby, Duck Duck, and Pear

And a felt-tastic animal mobile that her parents handillycrafted when Amy was just a babe.

Mobile Nostalgia

So, the baby room is actually starting to LOOK like a baby room (OMG, there is going to be a baby in here!). With little baby clothes that go on the little baby clothes hangers in the little baby closet. And the socks! The socks! When I started folding the laundry this weekend there were baby socks mixed in. It's as if the baby is already living with us. And in actuality, she is, touching us with every nudge and kick.

Amy McKenna at 27 weeks

Daily Dose

Princess Friends

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Take once daily as directed to stay regular. Rinse, Lather, Repeat.

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Amy's Music

Back To You MP3
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Stephen's 2008 Race Schedule

Date Events Location
2/10 swim meet Brighton
2/17 swim meet Grand Haven
3/2 swim meet West Bloomfield
3/16 swim meet Milford
3/30 YMCA Indoor Tri Ann Arbor
4/5 10k Martian Meteor
4/18 - 4/20 1650 free,
1000 free,
500 free,
200 free,
100 free,
200 IM,
100 IM
State meet @ EMU
5/4 10k Burns Park Run
6/1 Half Mary Dexter/A2
6/8 Sprint A2 Tri
7/13 Sprint Waterloo
8/2 Half IM Steelhead