We’re picking up our crib today, leaving just a few things left to buy. OHTHANKGAWD. Less stuff left to buy = fewer decisions left to make.
Breast pump – decided but not purchased.
Pack ‘n’ Play sheets – I’m debating making them, but at $10 each (for the quilted ones), might be worth just purchasing.
Bottles – NO idea which ones to buy. I think I can put this off for a few months, but then I don’t really want have that hanging over my head while learning to live with a newborn.
Bath paraphernalia – have none, no decisions made. I thought I’d buy a foam tub to go inside our tub, but was reminded how rough that is on one’s back.
Diaper bag – I assume we’ll need to get something unisex so that whomever has the kid has the bag. Need to choose one with my husband (yea, that sounds like a really fun shopping trip). Anyone love theirs?
A carry the baby around the house thing – our friends have a Rock ‘n’ Play that they love (and I like that it’s up off the ground), but I recall reading that babies should lay flat as much as possible. Maybe we need a carry cot? It won’t be up off the ground, though, an important need for a household with big dogs.
Seems like we could use it to hang out in the yard, corral the kiddo in the living room, pull him into bed with us (if needed).
Blinds and maybe curtains for the nursery – I just have to measure for the blinds. No idea about the curtains (optional).
Rug for the nursery – also optional.
Crib sheets – have the fabric, just haven’t made them.
Glider cover – cut, just not assembled.
Quilt – assembled, just not quilted.
Car seat cover – have the fabric. That is all. (Uh, oh.)
Nursery mobile – crocheted, not assembled. No idea how I’ll assemble it, frankly. (Uh, oh.)
Kitchen – empty, sand, prime and paint cabinets; replace counter; find new sink; rip up floors.
Non-baby related post coming soon once I get my thoughts out of their current jumble, all financial in theme. I haven’t written a soul-searching commentary in a while, so we’ll see if I’ve lost my mojo.