So, over the week, something freakish got into me...I felt it starting about 2 weeks ago when
I met for coffee with a good friend of mine (check her out!) and she was telling me how she was expecting to have an infant in her home soon...and all the STUFF you need. I tried to ignore it at the time, but then last week, I downloaded a list of "must have baby stuff" off-line and started glancing at it over the week. Then, the coolest thing happened. My UBER cool "secret pal" sent us a box of MUST HAVE BABY STUFF!! She must be a mind reader, 'cause she sent me a "starter-set" of baby stuff! So, I have a few items to check off my list. I can't tell you how cool it is to actually start collecting this stuff. I've had to put China out of my mind now, and being able to focus on a baby, and a country again has helped my emotional state a lot. And now that we are roughly 7 months from bringing home a little one, I can legitimately start collecting "Stuff" again. In fact, since we have very little, we need a lot. I've been overwhelmed by how much is needed, and frankly, that I have zero actual knowledge about "baby things". My secret pal sent me a box of stuff, and the coolest thing? she put notes on them so I new what to do with them, and tips on how to clean them, or use them... (I have to admit, I actually KEPT the notes taped to the items, so I don't forget!!).
So, for you Mom's out there, what's your list of say, your 5 fav things for your 4-5 month old babies? Or, hell, how about your short list of "must haves". Help me out! I'm armed with a charge card (until DH takes it way ;->) and I'm ready to shop.