We first went to Buy Buy Baby with the intention of just window shopping because we don't have any gift card from there (and we were on a strict gift card budget), but it has a large selection of strollers. We are unsure if we would ever need a double stroller, but wanted to do our research just in case we do need it down the road when baby boy make his presence and find ourselves juggling two separate strollers. We walked out of there empty-handed, but at least armed with exactly the double stroller we would purchase when and if the time comes.
We drove down the road to Babies 'R Us, where upon entering spotted the one and only black Britax infant car seat sitting in the middle of the room with a red sale sign. We rushed over immediately because that was actually how we scored our girl's Britax Boulevard convertible car seat for more than half price off only a year ago. You have never seen a pregnant woman move as fast as I did at that moment. We browsed around the store some more looking for just the essential and grabbed what we needed before heading to the check out line, where we were surprised the second time around with a generous sales associate who applied the 20% discount on the car seat even though it is already on sale, and the discount specifically excluded Britax products. So, for an infant car seat, a Boppy cover and two miracle blankets, they set me back $3.49 out of pocket.
Admittedly, Joe and I debated to forgo purchasing a new infant car seat for the boy, reasoning that the old car seat will do just fine, albeit a bit feminine, but he'll grow out of it so quickly. But for just a bit over $100, we couldn't have found a better deal.
My next focus is on the nursery, where I face the challenge of creating a baby space within the existing office. The room is certainly large enough to do so, but I am unsure of the feel I want to create. Thankfully, the existing space already has a masculine feel when we decide to paint it grey, so it should fit in nicely. But shared or not, I want to create a nook that has a feeling of its own for our boy. The more I get into preparation mode, the more visions I have of the tiny little person that would occupy the space, and the more excited I get to finally meet him in the flesh. I have to remind myself that it will happen all soon enough...