[In his defense, I don't think I mentioned that it took two trips to get the crib. It was bigger than I expected and only about half the pieces fit in my car; I had to go back the next day with Steve's car for the rest.]
I had been debating about how to keep the baby in our room for easier night feedings the first few months. A drawer? A suitcase? Certainly one doesn't need a bassinet or cradle or cosleeper.
Enter the Graco Pack 'n' Play *with bassinet insert* and a bunch of other stuff I'm not sure what to do with yet. After the baby is older we can use it as a play yard so he/she can learn to entertain self and I can get stuff done without having the baby strapped to me papoose-style. (Although in the middle of winter that might be nice).