Kicking in today at 22 weeks! I can barely believe that it has gone by so fast. Soon our baby girl will be here and time will surely stand still, I can only hope.
We have decided on the our crib and changing table! Hooray! We are going to get the Crib4Life Generation Next edition. There were a few reasons this crib sold us, one being the drop front that is baby safe and designed for short people. Once the mattress is lowered, I will be able to bend in and place the baby safely in the crib without a step stool, whereas with every other crib in the world, I wouldn't be able to. Of course the appeal that it is well made and perhaps would last through more than one baby and it converts to other furniture later on, a transformer bed, how cool is that? (Thank you all again for your advice and help! It did not fall on deaf ears.) The other big selling point, especially for Eliot, is that the delivery cost is cheaper than any of the big baby superstores. AND the thing is that they will deliver it, put it together and move it around your nursery for you. That is pretty amazing service.
Now for every other gear decision! Though,we are first time parents and can easily be swayed to consider needing things that we really do not need, we are also fairly laid back and low key types. As we embark on the great journey of car seats, strollers, swings, high chairs, pack 'n plays, etc...is there anything that we must have? Other than of course, the Gooooooooooooooal Potty! I realize that our infant will not be needing such a delightful training device for several years but who can contain themselves. If you pee-pee in the potty it has stadium-like cheers! My only concern is the toddler would think that defecating on any soccer ball is permissible and perhaps become frustrated when others don't open up. This would lead to a red card, I am sure of it!