For the past week and half, we have been focusing on our baby registry. Oh, and for the sake of argument, we means...me.
It's no secret. I am particular. I will never be one to say, "Oh, I don't know honey, whichever one you want is fine with me." Or, "Color? I don't care about color. They're all the same to a baby!" Or, "We can decide later. We still have so much time!"
Nope, not me. Some even choose to remain friends with me (and even married to me) in spite of this - I know, I can't believe it myself sometimes.
So, as you can imagine, this baby registry thing has had me up in arms. Saying it's a bit stressful is putting it mildly. There are a sea of products out there, thousands of reviews and an abundance of conflicting information about necessary items vs. luxury items - and let's be honest, who doesn't want to add a few of those luxury items to their baby loot, too? Not to mention that people swear by some products and are cursing others, making crucial decisions even harder. You then give someone choices about style, color and pattern and it becomes enough to make a girl's head spin. And okay, maybe a little bit of fun too...
While I by no means think that we have the mother of all registries, and admittedly am still trying to figure out the benefits of a swing versus a vibrating bouncy chair, I am happy to report that I think we finally have a handle on it. So, this week we're headed to the shooting range to fire away...or to Babies R Us to scan items with a plastic handheld device - whichever Chris agrees to first.
I won't bore you with the details of baby gear decisions, but for the picture alone, I am excited to share the stroller that we have decided on - The Bumbleride Indie.
Doesn't it make you want to move to the beach AND have kids?! The stroller was one of the most important decisions to us and we feel like this will be the one that suits just about all of our needs for both of our lifestyles. It's suitable for infancy to five years, can be used on pavement or rough terrain, and comes standard with several bells and whistles that you have to purchase separately with comparable strollers (clearly, they have done their job selling to this sucker).
What has been your favorite purchase recently? I am still going with the jeans. And if there are any mama's out there - what has been your best 'baby gear' investment to date? I still have time to add to the list ;)