So in an effort to actually get some stuff planned for the new person who will join us in February, I've been researching stuff to put on our baby registry. (I'm just getting the registry ready because it needs to be done. It has nothing to do with the fact that the invitations for our first shower in St. Louis need to be printed asap and therefore need to have registry info on them. Nope. It's nothing to do with that. I'm just on the ball.)
Anyway, sweet, sweet friends who have done this before me have been most helpful. It's one thing to read a product's review, but another to actually hear from the mother of a 1-12 month old about whether that item is a) necessary, and b) good quality.
So - for anyone reading my blog who hasn't already weighed in with me - what are some of your "must have" recommendations and/or "can be skipped" erroneous things. I know it's different for everyone, but for a first-timer, it's nice to hear everyone's recs and then weigh them out myself.
I'm hoping that in doing
In other exciting news, I spent hours yesterday designing nurseries! Babybedding.com offer Carousel-brand bedding and you can "Design Your Own" perfect nursery. It's awesome because you can plan everything about the room (the color of the crib's wood, the paint on the walls, the paint on the wood trim, the flooring in the room - basically everything, so you can see exactly what it will look like in your house). I think we'll end up buying from here, but no official decisions have been made. And just for the record - we WON'T get a bumper. I've read all the research, too, guys (and those things are freaking expensive!). :)