So J and I registered for baby stuff at Babies R Us this weekend. It was so fun!
And let me just say that I am sooo glad I have two wonderful mom friends, Tina and Kiffen, who accompanied me and reminded me of all the things I’ll need.
The stores and catalogs and websites will tell you that you need to register for a TON of stuff, a lot of it totally impractical and some of it even ridiculous. Like who really needs this spa bather thing with motorized shower head and whirlpool bath? Come on, just stick the kid in the tub or sink, scrub down, and towel dry. Or better yet, do it the way my folks did: While dad’s in the shower, mom tosses kid #1 in, dad scrubs kid down while kid screams head off, dad tosses #1 out to mom, mom tosses #2 into dad, dad scrubs kid down while kid screams head off, tosses #2 out to mom, and you’re done. (Note: if any of you family or friends out there have one of these spa bath things, please don’t be offended, but you crack me up. :))
My mom friends reminded me that I probably won’t be able to use all the stuff that’s on the store’s “must have” list anyway. So I registered for what I think are the necessities and the true wants and fun things, and let the rest go.
I love the stuff I picked out. I can’t stop looking at it all online! It gets me so excited about the baby. And it feels so much more real now that I have an idea of what things might look like at our house.