When we first announced that we were going to have a baby, we got a lot of interesting questions. Most of them involved strange cravings (nope – haven’t had any) or morning sickness (is it still called “morning” sickness in the afternoon?). Recently, the questions have began to focus on one central theme. “Have you registered yet?”
We have recently been “practicing”. We’ve both been to “Babies-R-Us” several times over the last few months and it seems that all we could do is walk around the super-sized store and say “Hey – look at this thing-a-ma-bob. I wonder if we’ll need one of these?”
We began to realize that this was a daunting task.
So we gathered up input from lots of moms (and thanks for all of it – feel free to keep it coming!). And then we contacted our “secret weapon”. Allison, the nearly super-human quad mom with mom powers beyond our comprehension or understanding, agreed to accompany us on our registry adventure.
Without her help, I’m sure that we would have never known about “baby safe feeder” (which is a great way for baby Mike to get some fresh fruits without the choking hazard!) or that we should add some “lap pads” to the list so that when changing a particularly messy diaper we can lay the lap pad down over the changing pad (or whatever surface we might be using) and if the diaper spills a little it gets on the pad (much easier to throw in the washer) instead of the changing pad!
And a special thanks to Jim as well. He spent the evening wrangling four three-year-olds so that Allison could help us out. That is certainly not a small feat!
So the list is there. There’s about a gazillion things on it. I wonder where it will all fit! Feel free to check it out. Just go to Babies-R-Us (either the store or online). It is under both of our names.
And for those of you on the countdown – 87 bottles of beer on the wall. 87 bottles of beer. Take one down. Pass it around. To be continued…