Thursday, September 17, 2009

"Be Prepared..." -The Lion King

Once on a blue moon, I think I get hit with a case of "pre-partum" depression... or hormones :) I would like you all to know that there is NO ONE in the world who helps me feel better other than my wonderful husband, Ben. He's so good to me, and just when I think no one can say the right words, he does. I am grateful for his ability to love me no matter what- I know it's a HUGE challenge, but he does it well, and with class- loving me that is!!

With that said, I am also grateful for good deals, sales, and sisters who inform me of said sales/deals. As I have mentioned before, we got this (which we are picking up this weekend, and I think I may wet my pants when we do!!):

Then, my sister told me that Babies R Us was having this event where you can turn in an old carseat, stroller, high chair, etc. and get 20% a new one. The infant carrier that we have/had is one that Leanne sold us before Grant was born. Grant was child #3 to use it, and while it worked wonders for Grant, we noticed a few things when we pulled it out of our closet. First, I can NOT get the nasty smell of baby vomit and stuff out of the straps. Plus, trying to clean it has been stressing me out. Also, the rubber grip on the carseat was all sticky for some reason (which wasn't the case over a year ago when we put it away). I have tried everything I can think of to get the stickiness off, but it was all in vain. And on top of that, it's pushing the 5 years old mark, and from what I hear from "profesionals," 4-6 years is around the max amount of time to keep a carseat (though Ben doesn't agree!! lol). So, I traded it in and got this awesome new carseat (it's now sitting in my living room so I can play with it!):

I LOVE IT! There was a limited amount of styles, but I figure this will be good for us for the 4-6 years, and however many children will use it! I also love that it's a slimmer model, thus saving us some inches in the back of the car.

I'm slowly trying to attack sale racks for new clothes for Grant (trying to NOT spend over $5/item). If anyone knows me, they know how PICKY I am about what he wears. My friend here in Bloomington always laughs because I complain about Grant looking like an orphan when I don't like what he's wearing :) So- does anyone have a wardrobe full of 18-24 month old boy clothes that would work for a midwest fall & winter? haha... I'm shameless, I know. I feel like I'm more prepared to have a new infant in the home this fall/winter than I am about my kid who is already here!! haha

Anyway, thanks for reading- sometimes I feel like I only blog to write down my own thoughts! And if that's the case, then maybe I should start my entries with "Dear Diary" and end with "LOVE ALWAYS!" ;)


Candice said...

ohhhh I like your new items! Very exciting! Sorry your having such a ruff time. Pregnancy really does suck! Maybe you like it in some ways, but its not for me.

Ali said...

Those are some awesome purchases! I especially love the car seat, it's so cool!

jamie said...

i have the same stroller- except it is red- and i totally love it! it is awesome and can hold so much stuff!

Leanna said...

I can't believe how big Grant is getting! And I know what you mean about trying to find good deals and feeling like you're more prepared for baby #2 than you are for your own growing toddler! I feel like Hazel needs more stuff than our new baby will! lol Good luck finding some more great deals--looks like you're on a roll. =D