That is a king-sized bed. It improves the quality of our life by a factor of 10 or so. We finally have room for the two adults, two pups and one baby who sleep in our bed, and it's just lovely.
A crib was one of the first things we got when we began the nesting process. I really thought you needed a crib for a baby. Who knew? When he was younger we did transfer him to the crib a few times. Grandmas love to try to get a baby to sleep in a crib. They've each been successful a time or two. I very much like our cuddling time though. And I like the amount of sleep I get.
The king-sized bed is part of our bedroom makeover. We decorated every other room in the house before Eli showed up. We hadn't been able to decide what to do with the room. Finally, a few weeks ago we decided to sell all of the existing furniture (mostly antiques with sustained value) and buy crap from Ikea (sure to be worth half what we paid for it in a year). The trade down in furniture has helped to fund the makeover and Ikea stuff is really more functional and space efficient.
I've always hated white walls, but Kenny came up with this idea.
White walls with a mint green ceiling. It's ridiculously peaceful.
The condition of my space is very important to me. I can't relax if things are cluttered. In the process of redecorating we've managed to clean out everything in the bedroom, and it makes me so happy. A few months ago everything at home was a mess and work was fairly calm. For months, baby juggling left no time for getting the laundry done, much less keeping anything organized. We've finally figured out how to occasionally accomplish things around the house (or Eli has gotten to an age where it has become possible). Right now work is chaotic and home is very smooth. Maybe I should clean out my cube.