Just some random thoughts.
So we wanted to get as much used stuff for the baby as possible. This is much easier said than done since we are not in the States. In the States there are used baby stores EVERYWHERE. I had two stores to go through here on base. Neither of which had much. I did get what I could. Just because we getting used doesn't mean I am getting gross. What I mean is that the used stuff I was willing to get needed to be in decent condition not old smelly condition. Makes me wonder what people think when they donate stuff. I was able to find some brand new burp clothes at one store. Fancy huh? haha. Anywho, now that we have exhausted those options on base we actually have to start shopping for all the baby stuff. I say "all this baby stuff" but it really isn't all that much. Our shopping list is super short as we are staying away from all the extras that we don't really think we will use or need. So yesterday I sat down with my fancy little list so that I could get started. Who knew I was going to get all frustrated. I thought I would sit down, click a few items and be done. Of course shopping online is never that easy.
First I made the mistake of opening four different stores to make sure I get the best deal for my dollar. Well that just opened up a bazillion versions of each item. So my eyes wander and Im like CRAP, which one should I get? So I start reading reviews, which really is kind of pointless. I mean for every item there will be good and bad reviews right? So I just start to look to see if there are more bad than good reviews and what not. HAHA, Im so lazy. Luckily I have been around enough babies and kids to know more or less what doesn't work and what we will actually get some use out of. Anyway, all of this would be SO SO much easier if I could just run to WalMart and get it all there. I would just take whatever they have.
Next I wanted to start on our registry. A couple family members have asked what we need. Well really at this point that list exists of everything since we haven't shopped yet. So I start making these things. Well that is a whole new headache. Half the crap on the websites is not sold in stores. Well what the heck is the point. AHHH!! And then I don't really know what to put on these things since we are being such minimalists. So there is just random stuff on there.
So yes the registries for BabiesRUs and WalMart are done. If anyone wants to see them they just have to search one of our names and they should be there.By the way, I still didn't order any baby stuff HAHAHA.
My next doctors appointment is next week. It is then that I will ask about flying back to the states in May/June. Say a prayer he says that is not a problem.