First of, woo hoo! I'm 21 weeks! I love Thursdays because I flip over into a new week and my Baby Center weekly update comes and I feel like I've climbed another hurdle.
Now, as you read this, please understand that I am not complaining. I am embracing every last minute of this process, but my goodness, figuring out what to put on this gift registry is exhausting! The internet is a beautiful thing, full of reviews of everything you can imagine. But can I really research EVERYTHING? I feel lost. And people keep asking me if I'm done yet! I'm so very grateful that they want to get shopping, but I am feeling some pressure.
For the nursery, I've decided to allow Pottery Barn Kids to just throw up all over the room. I thought I wanted simple and modern? Um, no. This is a girly-girl room full of flowers and bunnies and I'm loving every second of it! Pink, yellow, and green - here we come! That part was fun.
It's the little things. Which thermometer is best? I don't know. Breast milk storage system? I don't know. Swing? Bouncer? Jumper? I don't know. My friends all have differing views, but the one constant is that they say you just don't know until your baby tries things and decides if she likes it. Ok....so what do I do?
I live in a 2-bedroom high rise condo in Arlington, VA. Space is an issue. I refuse to have huge, brightly colored plastic ugliness taking up space if it isn't soemthing that she will use and enjoy. But it sounds like you just don't know, so we'll just try our best. I know we'll make mistakes and have to run out and get other things, but that'll be OK. It's all for her and she's worth it.