It Really is Easier the Second Time Around

Last time I was pregnant, we agonized about the stuff we needed to get for the baby. Where to start? What to get used? What to buy new? What not to buy at all? When do I register? And then once you’ve answered all those questions there are just about 1.4 billion products available on the market and all their packaging insists that if you don’t have this product your baby will be deformed for life. It’s tough and I was never so glad to see the last of Babies R Us and Target and their hand-held scanners of evilness.

To help us with the task last time, I bought a book called Baby Bargins and it was incredibly useful in helping us weed through all the unnecessary stuff. As I’m sure you’ve figured out by now, when we don’t know how to do something around here we buy a book. So this particular one was our sanity when I was a crazy pregnant lady last time. I loaned my copy to a friend and never got it back, so after I told Ashley that I didn’t have ours, she loaned me her newer edition. Of course, I had been the one to originally tell her to buy it, so see how the world all works out sometimes?

Last night I sat down and reviewed the couple of big products we need to replace stuff that is either too old or worn out from Eli. I decided to check what was online. I did my entire registry process in about an hour. I think the last time it took several weeks, if not a month, to make the list and then get to the stores to get it done. I am so glad to have that chore over with and now I can move on to other closets.

11 thoughts on “It Really is Easier the Second Time Around

  1. Wanna do my registry for me? I know I will get overwhelmed again when I start thinking about it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Don’t let the baby stores get me! 😉

  2. “when we don’t know how to do something around here we buy a book”

    Well, of course. How else would you do it? Well, and the internet. Let’s hear it for online registries! However did people get things DONE before the internet??

  3. I’m all for online registries, but why do they have them just for people who are having a baby or getting married?

  4. Ashley, yes I’ll help you. Although you seem to be doing pretty well on your own.

    Joyce, I don’t know what we did before the internet. I remember the days but not how I got stuff done. I actually do remember looking something up in a paper encyclopedia and thinking, “Wow, wouldn’t it be great for this stuff to be stored on something a bit more portable?”

    Lana Bob!, Next time you move, throw a house warming party. You’ll get some stuff or at the very least, a nice stash of wine to drink.

  5. Well, that would make it easier to find, wouldn’t it?

    We’re registered at Target and you can look under either mine or Stephen’s name.

  6. I may take you up on that party b/c I may be moving soon. There was a murder in my apartment complex last night. They found a woman dead in her kitchen.

  7. Dude, extra points for you, Geof for use of another language!
    I think I just had a birthday, so that’s kinda the same party, right?

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