we have a crib... it's a great all purpose baby holder
she does sleep in it now, and likes to play/hang out in it more than i thought she would.
we definitely needed a dresser, i'm glad we got a big one cause it holds everything. we're low on storage space, so it has all the clothes she's currently wearing, clothes she is going to grow into soon, all the diapers and changing stuff, toys, baby carriers, extra blankets/sheets etc. the changing pad (inflatable one from IKEA) goes on top and it's a nice enough piece of furniture to keep for a long time.
if we had space i'd definitely get a rocker or glider for the newborn months... not as necessary now. we had an exercise ball that got a lot of use, plus a bouncy chair that lives in the kitchen and gets used while i make dinner, we'll probably switch to a highchair soon, since again, we don't have space for more than one baby holder!
oh yeah, and we had a step-can for diapers, and a small step-can for random trash. there is a bookcase that will be repurposed for baby books and toys fairly soon, but it's in the hallway now.