Yesterday my husband and I discussed the crib that is disassembled in our guest room closet. Way back before IVF# 1, I was driving home, and there was a blond wood crib on the sidewalk in front of a neighbors house. It's sat mutely in our guest room closet, only slightly distending the extra coats and boxes we have stacked there. My husband is the master decorator in our house--much more of an artist than I am, and willing to take risks, so he often is much more sure of what he wants. When I brought home the crib, lo those many years ago, there was talk to painting it a darker color and how he dislikes light colored wood. Fast forward 2 years, and it turns out, he could care less what color it is. The room itself is at the back of the house (good in summer, bad in winter), and could use whatever lightening effects we can muster. I poked around on Craigslist and found a multitude of serviceable changing tables and dressers in a similar finish. If we play it right, we could have our nursery furniture for under $200 (and that is if we are picky). We will be getting an organic mattress, so that will push things up a bit, but not as much as a new crib or changing table would cost.
Then this morning I looked at a parents list-serve I'm on, and found that their marketplace section is even better than CL!
It looks like I'm starting to feel hopeful, invested, believing in the future like a regular person.
Here's hoping it works!
My doctor called on Thursday to confirm that I have antithyroid antibodies, which means my thyroid gland is getting attacked by my autoimmune system. Whoo hoo. Yet another auto immune syndrome. I do feel lucky that this we caught so early, when I'm still within the range of normal (not optimal for a pregnant lady,but good otherwise). My mom had very severe thyroiditis (Hashimtotos and graves disease, with alternating hypo and hypothyroidism; yikes!) and it took 8 months for her to get diagnosed. I'm going to try to get in to see an endocrinologist, and get the scoop on iodine and the like, and make sure I'm doing everything I can to manage this.