Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Welcome to Unisex Babyland!

To quote Robin Williams...

"This is beyond obsession!"

Is it just me or when people say “when you have a baby nothing will be the same” just kind of sound stupid and sort of like a “here’s your sign” kind of remark? Of freakin’ course your lives will never be the same… because you are basically deciding to alter your lifestyle by compromising everything you've ever done or thought of doing, up until now, that is.

Picture it like you are getting a roommate, but this roommate doesn’t pay for anything… he or she is a very small, tempermental, needy, whiny roommate that you will love with every fiber of your being.

Laura and I got married in June and for two years we basically thought about our upcoming wedding… well now, it’s baby-time! As Franc from “Father of the Bride 2” would say “Welcome to Babyland.” Now that we have broken the news to everyone we will surely go out and do the inevitable Baby Register… and for those of you who do not know…(and if you are reading this I am pretty sure you are on an educational level where you know what a Baby Registry is…) I digress, so beyond online registries we will go to Babies-R-Us, the break-off store of Toys-R-Us, the place you used to scream and kick to go to just so you could see all those toys in one place all at the same time! After having a kid for a while, you will most surely end up going back, but not for yourself. Okay, sorry, where was I, the Baby Registry, right? Laura and I have visited this store on several occasions and I will not divulge to you the amount because you will revert back to the aforementioned quote at the beginning of this blog. It seems having a child is quite the pricy quest… everything we have thought about registering for or have been told we “need” is atleast $150-$250… a travel system, high chair, bouner thingy, gliders, not to mention breast pumps, car seats, baby furniture, etc… it honestly adds up really quick!!! I, however, am not going to worry about this because if I do, I may die. It’s as simple as that!

Moving on, I think books are a great source of knowledge, (between us we have four, I think) but I think experience is the best thing to have, so we appreciate all the advice everyone has had for us as newlywed parents. This is going to be a whole new world for us and we are so lucky to have such an amazing support system behind us.

We are slowly starting the process of turning our spare room into “Babyland,” and our spare bathroom into “Babyland jungle,” (we are doing jungle because the room is already green and we do NOT want to repaint!)but not even sure where to begin… although, we cannot truly do much until December when we know the sex of Baby Skates! Speaking of, if you haven’t done so, be sure to vote on the sex of Baby Skates on the poll to your right! Well, sadly, until December everything will be unisex colors, yellow & green… Or, we could do what my mom and sister are doing… which is buying girl stuff & boy stuff and getting gift receipts, but I see that as a lot of work, so until the time comes we are gonna be (the word that is hardly ever uttered out of my mouth) patient!

Stay tuned…

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You - Patient? No way! However - I do feel this is very good experience for you because being a parent is all about patience. I, myself, am not normally a patient person, but I have learned to be when it comes to my children and grandchildren. Actually, it really comes naturally, you don't even notice you are patient with them.......you just are. So this new "being patient" experience for you - this I gotta see. LOL! And by the way - using a jungle theme for the spare bathroom - what a brilliant idea! Billie

Terri said...

I know I'm gonna probably say this over and over again on this thing or in person, but you two are going to be great parents... and I really mean it! And don't worry, December will be here before you know it :-)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad we now have a theme. You know our family we love thems. So boy or girl will live in the jungle. I have the perfect lamp to go with it its a monkey.
Mandy

Amy said...

You don't need a high chair, or a bouncy thing for that matter, until the baby is a little older.
All you really need is a car seat and a place for baby to sleep. Everything else is just gravy on the mashed potatoes. :-)

jeskates said...

No Mandy, the BATHROOM is a jungle theme... not the nursery!!!