|Right now the crib blocks the bookshelf, but it is also on wheels so we can move it if we need to.|
The second option, and the one we ultimately chose, was the crib. It's currently located in the dining area of our apartment, but I expect that might change once we don't have any help with us (my mother-in-law is coming first and then my mom is coming... giving us about 6 weeks of help initially). I kind of wish that we were doing co-sleeping, but I think that in the small apartment that we live in we'll still be in pretty close proximity.
How did other people choose a crib or sleep method? I'm fairly interested since nothing is really set in stone (other than the existence of the crib!) as of right now. :-)