Why- WHY OH WHY OH WHY- did I sell all of my baby stuff??? Really, what was I thinking? Was I thinking that we were done at two? No... Was I thinking we'd never have another girl? No.... So whyyyyy did I get rid of it all???
I went to a mom to mom sale this morning, list in hand, of items that I needed to look for. Basically, besides the crib and mattress and changing table, I need everything- AGAIN. Bouncer, swing, clothes, blankets, bedding, etc. It kind of sickened me to spend money on stuff that I once had (and that was much, much nicer). But I did find a cute bouncer and a couple of sleepers. Not bad.
With Maeve and Henry, there was no such thing as a budget- believe it or not. And it wasn't because we had a ton of money or anything. It was because my mom lived here. ;) After every appointment, my mom would take me to the store and we'd pick out something for the baby and a pack of diapers. Have I mentioned lately, how much I miss my MOM??? With Maeve (since she was our first), my mom basically took care of everything BIG. Stroller, swing, her entire wardrobe... ;) I think all we really invested in was the crib and changing table (and of course a few pieces of clothing). With Henry, we had everything saved from Maeve- so I got to use our extra money on clothes, clothes, clothes! This time around (as I've stated 2 million times) we are starting out with nada. I do have to admit, its kind of fun scavenging around, trying to find good deals... but wahhhh!!! I miss my baby stuff :(.
Anyways, the very exciting news, is that Ryan's office is throwing us a baby shower! What what??? A baby shower for our 3rd baby- yeah I definitely feel kind of funny, but I guess its just standard there. Ryan came home one day and told me we had to register (yay!). Registering this time around should be pretty streamlined- I know what I use and what I don't use (I never used a baby bath- well maybe once or twice? I breastfeed in the bath WITH the baby.... so we get two birds with one stone:) I also don't use crib bumpers- and that's mainly because of the safety hazard that has been issued. But also, our babies don't sleep in their cribs until 5 months (they're in a bassinet next to our bed), and by the time they get in the crib, the bumpers just become too much.
So what's the point with all the rambling? Nothing really. I just got to thinking at the sale this morning, and decided to point out to any moms- if you even *KIND OF* think there is going to be a chance you will expand your family... DO NOT SELL YOUR BABY GEAR! ;)
And with that... here's a photo for The Paper Mama's photo challenge. :)
The theme is B&W...
Ryan walked in as I was typing this up and said "Woah. That's a crazy looking kid." Yeah, that's our son, Ryan... ;)
I could probably turn every photo black and white, because I just love the mood of it. Most of the photos in our house are black and white... I normally do super high contrast B&W, but I played around with a few actions this time, which gave it a duller look but I think its pretty sweet :)