My husband have had to have this whole discussion about how for the next three months, if it’s not paying off debt or for baby, we pretty much shouldn’t be buying it. Money is going to be so tight once I’m out on maternity leave, and we have a lot of baby gear to stock up on.
For Christmas this year, I’ve asked pretty much everyone to get baby stuff for us. We’re grown-ups who have lived for quite some time on a comfy income. There’s not a whole lot we need. But the baby? Homegirl’s got a few outfits right now, some toys from Grammy, a co-sleeper, and 4 diapers. It’s sad.
We’ve even agreed to get each other baby stuff for gifts. I came across these and immediately thought my math-loving husband would think they were amazing. They’re the new bumGenius Freetime AIOs. Print? Albert.
I fully expect this will come with a stack of liners, some wipes, and maybe even a sleepsack or two. I’m sure he’ll be absolutely thrilled, right?
If you’re expecting, or if you have kids, how did you swing all of the baby stuff? It just seems so overwhelming how much there is to amass, and I’m not sure how much to go out and get ourselves, or if we should wait until the shower. Honestly, though, I’m expecting the shower to be an explosion of pink frilly things that are about as practical as the new media center my husband is salivating over (when my 4-year-old media center is still working perfectly well, thank you.) Although they’ll probably be a lot cuter than the media center.
Did you scrape and save? Slowly start stockpiling things over a period of months? Have a blow-out baby shower where you got all your heart desired? I’m just curious how other folk manage this. People have babies all the time. Surely there’s a system or something that works.