Debbie asked if I had solved the nursery dilemma. Well, sort of.
In an act of faith that my husband's dissertation will be completed by the early summer, I am going with your excellent Pack 'N Play idea. My neighbor assured me that I will be able to dismantle it easily when the house shows.
However, true to the natural law of secondhand shopping--once you REALLY need an item, it becomes instantly scarce on the bargain market!
Since I hit 36 weeks today, I didn't want to wait too long.
Here's my money-saving strategy: I bought the most economical Pack 'N Play with bassinet insert at Walmart and taped the receipt to the box. I will continue to watch for a better buy until the very last minute. If I find one, I'll return the unopened box to the store.
In other baby news, I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed about all my last-minute projects and food preparation. I can't believe June 15 is so near!
Also, the baby has flipped back to a feet-first position. It was nice while it lasted : ) We still need to decide on a name for her, too. This is one of the two great conflicts of our entire marriage thus far!