Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Shopping for Baby

I have already started getting small gifts for my little one.  A few toys (thank you Linda),  a baby blanket (thank you Vickie), some decor for the nursery (thank you Mamoo), and an awesome onesie (thank you Erin)!



Another one of the fun things you get to do when you are expecting is to start a baby registry!  Yeah....not so fun for me.  More confusing than anything.  I had started an online registry so I could have everything in one place, and it's so confusing what is socially acceptable to ask for, and what you REALLY need for a baby...and what you really DON'T need.

Like I said, I started my registry on Baby List (click here if you wanna) and then decided on a whim while out shopping by myself to stop in at Babies R Us to see what it's all about...yikes.  I wish I had a picture of the face I made when I walked into baby stuff heaven...utter shock. And no, I haven't been in a Babies R Us ever that I can remember, or maybe I was so overwhelmed that I blocked it from memory.  Luckily for me the wonderful people that work there are used to that face/reaction from newbies and rushed over to help me.  I told them that I was still very early, but I like having things planned out so I wanted to at least start a registry.  So they got me set up, explained how stuff worked and handed me a little scanner and sent me on my way...well there are employees EVERYWHERE in the store so I was able to ask a ton of questions, and I did, about products and preferences.  I still have a few things I need to decide over the next few months, and fortunately I have friends that have volunteered their baby shopping expertise so I won't need to drag my husband along (I know he is grateful for that) and I will get advice from moms I know and trust!

The other awesome thing about Baby List (no I'm not getting paid to say this, but they can contact me if they want and we can talk...) is that you can import other registries,  so I was able to link my Babies R Us registry to the Baby List registry so everything is still all in one place, which was my plan from the get go!