I did it. I bought the dream table. It went on sale and I couldn't help myself (sorry the sale seems to be over now). See my previous post here where I fell in love with this Menu Flip Table. Now that it's in our space, I love it even more. It opens up the small corner of the living room where once a (beautiful) bulkier table sat, allowing more light to pass through. Also, the top is somewhat flexible so when I sat on it for a dinner party at our place the other night, I was able to comfortably sit on the stool for much longer than expected. The Flip is also very light despite the legs being solid wood and I have been sliding it around to suit me when I am feeding the baby and need somewhere to place my coffee or a bottle.
For me, a slim stylish table that is also an additional seat when we have guests was worth the extra investment and just another small change to our space that makes it more livable with 2 kids in 600sqft. It certainly feels like we are making some positive changes to our space to accommodate our new addition, or maybe I've just been getting a bit more sleep ;).