Pulling into babies'r'us yesterday shocked me just a little bit. That was one store I thought I was done with. (not to mention they are way overpriced and always out of stock). It's been almost 9 years since I had to register for JC and things have changed.
Walking by the car seats and the strollers I became very nauseous because I could not believe how expensive things have gotten in 9 years. What I paid for a stroller and car seat travel system then, now only covers the cost of a low end car seat. Shit...this is going to be expensive....
That in itself brings me to another worry...what kind of car seat do I get? For $100 I can get this hunk of plastic with an obnoxious print and no padding for my little girl, but will it protect her? Does buying a $300 car seat and better cushion really protect her more in a crash? Seriously folks, not only am starting to panic about having to re-buy so many items, but picking the "right" ones is making it harder.
As I walked down the isles my chest started to get tight just trying to add up how much this is all going to cost....
a new swing $120
car seat/stroller $290
crib mattress $50+
oh my gosh, that's not even adding in clothes, diapers, wipes.
Time to hit the resale shops I'm thinking.
With rushing thoughts my panic is starting to set in.... her room in no where near cleared out, there are no ideas what to put in there for her, I'm going to be a mom again!, breast feeding, how do I pick out good products to buy?, diapers, having to get everything all over again, diapers, maternity leave, day care, $200 car seats!, and I am having a girl....oh my.
normally I would have added that I needed a drink, but lemonade will have to do.