We have the bed and the bedding and the clothes and the toys and pretty much everything we could possibly need. So that will save us a bundle right now (which is really what we need).
Some people have expressed concern over the fact that we might be disappointed to not be having a girl and getting that magical boy/girl combo. But to each person that says something like that, I just smile and tell them three things 1. After all this baby and I have been through together, I couldn't be happier 2. God knew that Caderyn really, really needs a little brother to play with because he's driving us crazy wanting/needing to play all of the time and 3. God also understood that at this moment in our lives, I could not have afforded a girl. I would have gone crazy with the shopping and all of the glitter and the tutus.
It's as easy as that. I now have "boys" instead of "a guy," I will have "two guys" "two buddys."
Jeff and I are unsure yet about the number we want our family to be, and to me, that says that we'll probably try again for baby #3 sometime in the far off future.
Right now, I'm happy with my boys. All three of them.
Plus, I will always have Lucy.
Moving on, so off the top of my head, there are really only four things I could possibly need right now before Little Mr. G arrives (his name starts with a G, we are not sharing until he is born though).
1. Car seat/ stroller combo: I like THIS one. Of all the reviews I looked at this one got the best reviews and looks pretty simple. The price is $185.99 and that is actually pretty good.
2. The B.O.B. double active stroller in navy. This is pretty expensive. This will run about $600-700 dollars, but you know I would use it ALL summer and fall. Like every day.
This recliner from Costco is $399.99 and I love it. I need a good and sturdy rocking chair to snuggle my boys in.
4. Diapers- sizes 1, 2, and 3 and as many frozen dinners or gift cards as possible.
Sounds pretty easy, right?
So now I just need to find a fabulous donor who can provide:
$200 for the car seat/ stroller combo
$700 for the B.O.B
$400 for the recliner
and that will total to about $1300.
Someone throw me a baby shower! I don't need gifts, just lots of delicious food!