not the cuddly skin-to-skin… no the kind I don’t like. I’ve always hated the feeling of my skin touching (sticking to) my own skin. To date, my experience with this was thigh-on-thigh. Eew. But, in the last week we’ve got a new one… boobs on belly. oh, the fun stuff has started. the hard-to-bend straight over-ness. The baby bouncing on bladder-ism. all of it kind of makes me laugh, kind of makes me nervous about the next 15 weeks! my belly is the “torpedo” kind, it mostly goes straight out, so tying my shoes is already getting challenging… and I doubt my husband is going to be willing to get up at 5:30 in the mornings to tie my shoes before I go to work. Good thing it’s summer and half of my time can be spent in flip-flops!
My friend made a very good point in an email to me yesterday… I have registered for stuff, but I have NO CLUE whether I’ve registered for the right stuff. I think I’ve got the basics covered… the boppy, the swing & bouncy seat, the jogging stroller… stuff like that. I didn’t register for diapers or many clothes… I think those are no-brainers, and no matter what clothes you register for, people pick out what they like anyway. Not to mention, my baby will be staying at home with a nanny-sitter coming to him for at least the first three months, so he just needs comfy sleepers, not like he has to look super cute to hang out at his own “crib.”
I’ve bought the things I feel really passionate about having. The car seat I wanted. And glass bottles. My husband can’t understand my adamantness on these things, but I’m pregnant, so I can’t explain it either. They were just what I wanted.
I registered for a co-sleeper-type bassinet, those seem pretty nifty. And a nice pack’n’play (BTW, when did the term “play pen” fall out of favor?? we stuck my youngest brother in a play pen. He never seemed to have a complex with being put in a “pen”… ) The rest of the stuff I picked out are either books, random bottle/feeding stuff, and other things that looked interesting when I was perusing Amazon (oh yeah, we’re registered at Amazon, for those who care). I won’t lie, I’ve checked out my friends’ past registries that are still viewable on the internet… that gave me some things to think about, but other than that I NEED to know what ya’ll recommend as “must haves.”
First on the list from my friend was an Ergo carrier, she says it’s way better than the Moby in her opinion. THAT’s the kind of stuff I need to know people! 15 weeks seems like a while in my brain, until I really start thinking about it, and then I freak out and realize he’s viable if born NOW and we need to be a little bit more ready for a real baby in our house pretty soon. so ALL opinions welcome! Thanks!