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Saturday, June 7, 2008

SHOPPING

I mentioned in passing several posts ago that I spent this past Thursday shopping, and I've had several folks ask what I bought. The short answer is NOTHING. This was a look and don't buy outing for me. It was the first time I really looked at all the items you must buy for a baby, and I was overwhelmed. It was really good to start looking and thinking. A lot needs to be bought and a lot of decisions need be be made. I'm glad the process is underway.

I spent the afternoon with my friend, Bethann who is the mother of two adorable children.


Elizabeth is just finishing first grade and Rachel has successfully completed pre-school. She'll be in pre-K next fall. Bethann is an incredible mom to say the least and I am so grateful for the time she took to help me think through what we'll need for our baby and what we won't need. Prior to going shopping Bethann and I sat down and made a list of things I definitely need (sheets, mattress pad, etc.) and things David and I think about whether we want them or not (diaper jeannie, CD player for baby's room, etc). Then we went shopping.

Bethann is no no-nonsense in the store. We methodically went up and down the isles, talked about different brands of this and that, discussed colors, critiqued products that were way too over the top, and had fun trying different things out. I didn't buy a thing, but I started baby registries at a couple of stores and got really excited for our upcoming arrival.

David joined us while we were shopping at Target. There we were able to easily decide on a decor for the baby's room. Pictures can be seen here.
I'm excited because I really wanted the baby's room to be limegreen. What I'd love to do is paint one of the walls in the room limegreen as an accent, but we'll have to see...

All that remains to get for the baby's room is a dresser, which shouldn't be too hard to find. It is exciting seeing it all come together!

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Home: Construction is underway in our basement. The walls of the bathroom are coming down; as are the walls of our laundry room. Soon we'll have two full bathrooms in our house AND a laundry room with cabinets and counter space. I'm so excited.

Celebrations: Today is my Grandma's 91st birthday! She's amazing... at 91, she has a busier social life than me. She has a wonderful group of friends, is part of a weekly Bible study, maintains an adorable two bedroom 'cottage', and is a proud mother of three, grandmother of six, and great-grandmother to three, with a fourth on the way. Happy Birthday, Grandma!

1 comment:

SARAH said...

Yay, Baby Dawson will have a kick ass nursery! Ben has the same bedding from Target and I really love it. Good choice. Don't remember whether I mentioned it to you, but Baby Bargains is a great book that reviews all kinds of baby gear (what you need, what's a waste of money). We found it very helpful.