Monday, December 31, 2012

The Baby Registry Nightmare

Happy New Years Eve everyone!  
Today I had to go to the doc for my glucose test.  Were talking a tough visit...numerous finger pricks, hunger, and guzzling pure sugar in 5 minutes all while sitting in the waiting room for about 3 hours!  I don't think I will ever drink fruit punch again... and sugar?  Well I think I can almost cut it out completely after that...Clean eating shouldn't be a challenge - YUCK.  BUT...I did it all for Baby A and the trip to Red Lobster that followed :)

After we finished lunch we headed out to finish our registries for the baby shower.  Let me just start by saying that I had NO idea there were so many things a baby could need (or for that matter) have!  Our first realization of the crazy world of baby goods began when we entered the doors of Baby's R Us for the first time.  

Aisles and Aisles of Diapers...
Aisles and Aisles of Strollers...
Aisles and Aisles of Pack and Plays....
Aisles and Aisles of Bottles...

Need I go on?

 NEEDLESS to say registering for the first baby is a little overwhelming.  Thankfully, we had some great people to help us out on this new adventure!  I also don't know what I would do without my favorite new mommy blogs or Pinterest recommendations in this situation!  Can we say LIFE SAVER??

So far I am partially registered at: 
Target, Baby's R Us, Buy Buy Baby, & Amazon
(Gonna try and tweak everything tomorrow for a final proof;)  )

Items I have found MOST Mom's HIGHLY recommend?

Sophie the Giraffe Teether
(supposed to facilitate baby's development! whaaat?? so cool!)

Boppy Newborn Lounger

Avent Bottles & Accessories

aden + anais swaddle blankets (& other supplies)
I am really curious as to see what all the fuss is about with these blankets...

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Boon Flair Pedestal Highchair
has a five point safety harness and safety post...sounds like a winner to me!

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Babybjorn Baby Carrier/Moby Wrap Baby Carrier

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Bumbo Floor Seat
seen this in action and it looks like an essential to me...

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The First Years Sound Machine
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Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers
honestly I have no clue about diapers...this is just what I have consistently seen recommended

I think we also found a practical travel system stroller/carseat combo (including the jogging style of stroller I wanted!)...lot's accomplished!  Too bad we can't shell out $800 for the Orbit Stroller (or any other like it)!  It's highly favored and adorable but you gotta be KIDDING me!
As I wrap up the registry process...What about you...what would you NOT want to do without as a first time mom?  Would love to hear:)
See ya "next year..." so fun to say on NYE!

Chelsea V. said...

Did you have to do the three hour Glucose test?! I was so terrified of that, I thought for sure I was going to fail my first one but thankfully everything was normal! How do you feel about your registry? I have tweaked mine about 300 times since I registered in October lol. I read about all those registry musts as well...the one thing I switched was the Bumbo. I know it was recalled (but it seemed it was recalled just because people were being irresponsible with it) but there is one by Mamas and Papas called the Baby Snug, I saw it in the store and it seemed like it was made a little better. Just wanted to let you know in case you wanna check it out! Xo

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