I Had a New Baby and So the Shopping Began
Having a new baby is the easy part some people would say. I tend to agree with them in that at least you know what you have. While the smile after reading that come across your face let me tell you about what happened to me when my first child was born.
As expected there was an air of excitement around the birth of someone knew coming into the family. After all this type of thing does not happen every day. The excitement led to nervous energy and nervous energy led to telling everyone to be calm. In all of the back and forth between being calm and being nervous no one did any shopping for the baby.
The result was that we practically ignore getting anything for the soon to be born child. Well the big day did indeed arrive and when things calmed down just a bit we asked each other what exactly do we have for the baby? Well as we were debating this my in laws came in and dropped off so many things that I lost count. My mother in law simply said this was all for your baby. I was so thankful they had remembered to get things. I guess being an old hat at bringing children into the world had its advantages.
Because of the quick thinking and generosity of my in laws we were able to leave the hospital without worry. They even bought us a stroller- car seat combination so that we could load my newly born son into the car without a problem. Between that car seat and carriage and between the diapers, formula, and bibs I can not imagine what all of that cost. Again I was certainly touched that they went to all that trouble and definitely hope to do the same for my child some day.