Friday, February 25, 2011

Getting Ready for Baby

So what was I doing for the past few months while I seemingly abandoned ChunkyPineapple?  Well, the big announcement is that Mr. CP and I are expecting our first little one in June.  The first trimester was pretty uncomfortable with nausea 24/7, so I wasn't really up for blogging.  We're in week 25 now, so we're feeling better and much more energetic.
At week 20 - The sonographer decided to highlight the fact that it's a boy.
These days, I find myself checking on Craigslist for some used baby items now and then.  It's good for the environment to recycle and reuse and sometimes you really don't need something brand new.  Another benefit - the cost savings is enormous.  At the advice of others, in my spare time, I've also been trying to put together a registry, but it can be very overwhelming at times.  There are so many things you need to consider and so many different options out there!

Then there are the negotiations....Mr. CP is anti-changing table.  He doesn't see a need and thinks it will just take up space.  I've asked around and it turns out that a lot of people had one but didn't use it much or never got one at all, so we will probably just try to go without this piece of baby gear.  After all, I'm pretty sure that my parents raised three of us without one.

A crib, however, is probably something we will need to acquire.  There are about a million types, options and price points.  I'm tempted to take a chance to purchase something made of solid wood off at a discount through Craigslist, but then you run the risk of buying something that may have been the subject of a recall and the ever-present potential for bed bugs lurks in the background....ick.  What to do....what to do...


Caroline said...

Hi Michelle! I just saw this, congratulations!!! And yes, I would recommend getting a new crib, but changing table is not a must. Although we did use ours quite a bit, especially during the first few months of explosive diapers. =)

Grace said...

wow HOORAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! so exciting! hey, i'll be in SF in a couple weeks. are you guys going to be around? trying to set up a brunch/lunch on sat, april 1. let me know!

the dingbat (Adrienne) said...

Michelle! That is so exciting - you are going to love motherhood (outside of the late nights and I-don't-know-why-my-baby-is-crying-but-please-stop)! Forgo the changing table, the floor is fine and we have plenty of space for one and would never use it!


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