Saturday, November 19, 2011

Baby Shopping Day!

Yesterday was such a busy day....I took the day off work, not for a relaxing day, but because I knew this may be the last day that I could take off and get everything done before finals and the Christmas holidays.

This is what it was like... no joke.

8:47am: Leave in -13 degree weather to go to the day care

9:00am: Met with the Day Care provider and talk about the contracts and all that business.

9:40am: Drive to Burlington Coat Factory to check out the baby section, particularly car seats

10:30am: Stop at Costco to see if they still have a car seat, and browse the isles of the giant wonderland. (Temp rises to -5 degrees)

11:07am: Drive across town to REI, to look for a baby pack/carrier...specifically the Ergo carrier, and to look for a snow suit, ran into our friend Ann and her kids, looked at studded tires for Jed's bike.

11:40am: Stop for lunch at Marty's Bagel Deli (Warmed up to 2 degrees)

12:20pm: drive around the one way streets to get back to a small store "Once Upon a Child" which sells used baby items. Found a Bopsy for $8, and a BOB stroller for $175, but we didn't get the stroller.

12:40pm: headed to the Hospital to meet the pediatrician. (Temperatures cooled down to zero)

12:55pm: Arrived in Parking lot and killed some time by checking out Facebook...Jed thought it would be funny to update his status and say "At the hospital with Sarah"

1:00pm: Found the pediatrician office, had a great meet and greet with the doctor asked lots of questions. He said he'd see us at the hospital unless it was Christmas, because he isn't working that day. Other than that he seems like a good guy and nice office staff.

1:30pm: Went to the Nursing Boutique in the lobby of the hospital and bought an infant insert for the ergo carrier and also got the coolest ice cleats for my boots ever! I don't think I'll be slipping with those on!

1:57pm: Left the hospital drove across town to Babies'R'Us

2:14pm: Arrived at Babies'R'Us,

2:15pm: Hilary calls upset, wondering what is wrong with me because Jed posted I was in the Hospital...she was so upset she said she was crying...then she was mad at Jed for playing such a mean trick.

2:20pm: started shopping for car seat, testing out the stroller car seat combos...which by the way why is a car seat alone $160...but I can get a car seat and a stroller together for the same price?

3:00pm...Finally make a decision about just getting a car seat alone...then see the one next to it is on sale for $50 less...but go back on our original decision. Get a separate base for the seat for Jed's truck, so we don't have to switch it out all the time.

3:02pm: start shopping for little things, Onesies, snow suit. Which we still can't find a NB size snow suit...not just a fuzzy fleece 'warm suit' but we're looking for an insulated Alaskan snow suit...they had one that we wanted and we didn't buy it AND now they are gone. Shopped for a diaper bag, closet organizers, a Genie Diaper pale and baby wipes.

3:55pm: Jed dropped me off for my prenatal massage and chiropractic appointment. A very nice break during all the running around. (Temp drops again to -3 degree...and sun is setting)

5:30pm: Jed picked me up and we headed to Target. Target we shopped for closet organizing items, hangers and grabbed some nursing pads to keep on hand. (Sun is long gone, temp still -3)

6:23pm: Heading home, stopped at Little Caesar's for a pizza
7:15pm: Arrive home (Temp dropped to -7 degrees)
7:23pm: Finally carried everything into the house.
7:30pm: Eat our pizza while watching some DVR'ed Chelsea Lately
8:00pm: Start my Journal project that is due in 12 hours
9:35pm: Finally finish my project and email it to professor
9:50pm: Bedtime and exhausted

But we are so ready for this baby to come! Hopefully Jed won't post anything that misleads you all again...and the next time it will be for "realsies"!


  1. What a busy day! I hope you find the snow suit you're looking for.

  2. Sounds crazy, but maybe a little fun too? I always liked getting baby stuff. I need to start doing that soon. And with a December baby in Ak I think you were right to hold out on the stroller. Even with Brooke we waited to get one. I used the baby bjorn to carry her around if I needed to and then when it was actually warm enough for walks outside it was June and Brooke was 6 months old and could ride in a stroller that was only $60. This time around my mission was to find a sit and stand stroller for both kiddos to ride in, and I actually found a used for $60 too. Not too bad! I am totally of the mind set that you do not need all the baby gear right off the bat. Wait and see. I am glad to hear that you found a daycare you are happy with. Good luck with the snowsuit, if you can't find one have you thought a out gettingnthose fleece car seat covers that go over the top of where the baby rides in the seat? It zips around the baby so only his head is showing. Using that and a lot of blankets should keep him warm, I would think.

  3. Wow what a day! I'm glad you were able to get so much done. You will love your Ergo!! I still in shock that you passed up a BOB stroller for such a great price. I love Once Upon a Child. I buy the kids shoes there. I can get Stride rites for under $10. I'm sorry about your snow suit. I hate when I find something I like but decide to keep looking only to later decide it is the best only to no longer have it available. Hopefully you can find one that is even better than the original.

  4. wahoo! you sound ready! And remember, I am giving you my stroller. its tan and black so nothing fancy or froo froo. You sound ready for a baby!

    Did you really get a diaper genie? I had one with carter but got rid of it with the rest of the kids and just used wal mart bags in the regular trash.