This week I told Dustin I was going to take my ipod (and listen to my vbac meditation CD.... I know I'm lame but whatever, I think it helps.) and go walking on that trail by our house and he told me he didn't want me going walking by myself because I'm getting to that stage where I'm big now and some crazy ass weirdo might kidnap me and cut my baby out, so he insisted I go to the gym in our complex instead where a security guard is near by. The whole time I was at the gym though I kept looking over my shoulder waiting for someone to attack. This is the world we live in? We have to worry about these things?
Or maybe we're both just paranoid.(well maybe not blood, but I sure cried during my runs training for my halfs. That was no cake walk.) Sorry to disappoint you ladies who buy these things. If anything, maybe it helps your uterus shrink faster? Will it take your fat, after pregnancy, child bearing hips away? No. Prolly not. My hips will be fat after this baby too. I remember the after-baby-bod quite well, and I remember the work it took to get rid of the fat hips....
We had a little date last week! It wasn't anything super steamy or romantic, but anytime we're out and about without the two year old, I consider it a date. We registered for a few things (new stroller, car seat, nipple shields, nip cream for when they get all bloody and scabby (sexy right!) a cute nursing cover, & crib sheets just to name a few.) I literally have 9 items total on my registry. And then went to Star Bucks to enjoy some tea and a pastry. Only a few more weeks and then we'll be a family of 4. We've got to take these quiet moments alone while we can!
As we strolled Babies R' Us hand in hand looking for necessities to zap and add to our list of desired baby items, we became more turned off than ever realizing just how silly most of the gadgets were to us the first time around. Like the shopping cart cover for instance. I registered for one last time and ended up taking it back. It seemed like such a pain in the butt to lug that bulky thing in and out of stores just so my son wouldn't be exposed to a few germs. Or what about the wipe warmer! I got that stupid thing too. It died my wipes out and was a waste of money. Don't get me started on the Diaper Genie! Maybe it was all of my years as a nanny that made me hate the damn thing, but seriously, it doesn't work! You still smell baby poo wafting throughout the house and you have to buy refills! I just use plastic bags and toss them in the trash on my patio. A lot of this stuff is really useful, and I'm not knockin' you if you use it, It just doesn't seem totally necessary, in my opinion. I'm probably just too lazy to lug the cart protector thing around and my mentality is, life's hard kid, learn how to deal with cold wipies! AND, "You drink breast milk, your immune system should be good to go! No cart protector for you!" But whatevs. I really think It's more that I'm too lazy and cheap. They make you think you need all of these essentials but I really don't think you do.
What baby items did you use that you feel like you couldn't live without?