There isn't much we need/want in the way of baby gear as we have a lot of hand-me-downs from the other kids. We did need to replace our infant carseat as ours was near expiration, even though it's a perfectly good carseat. Carseat safety is not something I compromise on. We went to Babies R Us yesterday and there were having an amazing deal where if you return a baby item such as a high chair, carseat, crib, ect... they will give you a 25% off coupon on anything in the store. This was fabulous as we could donate our old, nearly expired carseat and purchase a new one with the coupon! We also needed to get a single stroller, as all we have are umbrellas and a double that is difficult for me to push. Carseat/stroller shopping was quite depressing for me. I realized how badly my arms and hands have atrophied from lack of use. It was very difficult for me to unsnap the carseat and stroller straps just from strength alone. I will have a much longer recovery time once I get the surgery. We ended up buying a Jeep Jogging Stroller because it was very lightweight and very easy to push, and a Graco Snugride carseat because it was compatible with the stroller. I also got Charlie a few preemie outfits to wear in the first few weeks, and a womb sounds bear.
I still need to buy a Mei Tai (Babyhawk) carrier, a new moby wrap, a steamer for the placenta, pills for the placenta, new drawers for the baby clothes, some new cloth diapers to replace the ones that are wearing out, and some miracle blankets. I can't believe in as little as 10 weeks he could be here! My doctor is pretty sure I'll deliver between 35-37 weeks, and that is only 10-12 weeks away!
"melody," a poem
2 months ago