My fabulous friend Janie is pregnant with her first baby (a boy) and has not bought a thing!!! First, total blasphemy -- um, everything is soooo cute and miniature AND hello -- Janie LOVES shopping. Also, she has straight up refused to register. So, being the type of friend that loves to help a sister out I am going to use my forum for good. Recommend your favorite baby must-haves or baby don't-really-need-but-so-cute-you-have-to-get-it! Especially recommend cute baby bedding.
Also, for your entertainment here are some words from Jane. I have been trying to get her to blog for sometime now, so maybe with your feedback she will ; ). She is answering some of my questions in an email to help you guys with her likes and dislikes. So, please help her!!!
Favorite colors: greens and blues with a smite bit of brown
Favorite Animals: Um.....DUH! Puppies! I have gotten so many puppy things for him. This kid is either going to be a Vet or a male version of a Crazy Cat lady....and sock monkeys. I have no idea why-you saw me get excited over the slippers at Target. Anything Paul Frank I Can't. Stay. Away. From.
Least favorite Animal- Yes, classic Pooh....why would you like anything that is named the same as the revolting thing that comes out of your bottom!! All around -ew!
Things That will Scare Baby: See, all these "jungle themes" that people come up with and I think they would scare the be-jesus out of a little kid. All the snakes and alligators and stuff. And dinosaurs-I mean, the ones that look like they are out of a cartoon are just silly looking, so if you get ones that un-Barney like, then they look mean.
Bedding faves: Um, yeah, that is a problem. I hate anything with a theme. Some of the themes are OK, but someone needs to tell the marketing and design person that NO PERSON wants their nursery to look like a gaggle of frogs or the aforementioned jungle threw up all over their room. And just like wine, some are great in moderation, but when I look online and see ALL of it together I feel about as hungover as walking into a Sam's Club sized liquor store without even having a drop to drink. You don't want to have the same sick feeling everytime you walk into your little one's room like the time you accidentally had too much to drink and ordered the entire Mamma's Family series from eBay. It is just good sense.
You know how I feel about the transportation systems. As for "bottle systems" how overwhelming can it get? BPA?? I am only familiar with BYOB and an occasional BFF! Throw in a BPA and I can only say WTF?
How am I already the worst mom in the world when my kid barely has fully developed eyelids?! Especially considering most of your readers are of the generation born from women who were not so concerned about the amount of mercury they consume weekly. My mother's best medical advice while pregnant with yours truly was to continue smoking to avoid having another 10 pound baby! (Which, I may add worked like a charm-I was right under 8 pounds.). Yes, we know better now, but why should some girl named Brindi who looks barely old enough to have had her tongue pierced legally make me feel badly about not getting a trillion dollar "travel system?" Having kids is as over-commercialized as Christmas...but I really should get back to work on shopping the Janie and Jack seasonal sale..they have a wickedly cute puppy collection. Maybe I will pick up some dinosaurs while I am at it.
Scenes from last weekend
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