My best friend came to visit me during my vacation for two and a half days without the kids and we shopped!! Neither of us are really big shoppers, she less so than I, but we shopped every day!! As she is 6 months pregnant, the majority of our shopping was in baby stores etc. We did take some time to go to the Magnolia spa for pedicures and then to the White Heather Tea Room for afternoon tea though. Ah, the life.
So, we went to look at the crib I was crazy about and it isn't going to work. Too low, small and over $1000.00. We found a few others that might do the trick. At Toys'R'Us we found the perfect stroller and it is actually going on sale this weekend so we will probably buy it. I know, so early in the game but we figure that if things don't work out, we will donate it to a needy family. As well, through her suggestions (she has three boys), we found a great car seat.
It reminds me of Woody Allen's egg shaped seats. These are the two essential pieces of equipment that we will need. We also oohed and ahhed over clothing, potty's (her thing), the high chair/booster seats that attach to a kitchen chair and various other assundries. It was so fun. I also registered at Toys'R'Us and she said I looked like a deer in headlights when the salesgirl was asking me specific questions re the expected date of delivery etc. Ah well, I feel far more comfortable now going into the baby section. My girlfriend left me with a a lot to think about including the formula, feeding system, sleeping system etc etc etc!!!!
Thanks Colleen, you are the best!!