Overwhelmed

Anyone else feel like there is so much stuff to have to consider and buy that they are really overwhelmed?  Everyone keeps asking me about bottles, diapers, bedding, etc and I"m just like, I dont know.  It's too much!  My friend was asking me about names, which grant it, we've known for forever our boy name is Blake (my maiden name) but middle we arent sure, and a girls name we havent really talked about and she's like, "omg you're so ocd I figured you'd have a book marked up by now" and it's like......no. haha  I know I need to start looking at stuff but it seems still so far away that I just keep avoiding it.

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 12:51 am
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Ditto in being overwhelmed. I started the registry a few months back but was so overwhelmed that I haven't looked at it since. I do recommend the Baby Bargains book which helped me out w a few things. Maybe check it out.
Posted on November 21, 2012 at 1:18 am
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I didn't start looking at stuff until I knew it was a boy or girl but I think you aren't finding out right?


Try and relax and don't stress!  When you are ready then start!  Baby stuff is not going anywhere hahaha.


As far as bottles - don't buy a lot of one kind, buy a couple of each brand - most popular are Dr. Browns, Avent, Playtex Dropins or Ventaire.  I bought about 5 different bottles and ended up using one brand (Playtex Ventaire). 


The other stuff will fall into place :)

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 am
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I'm starting to annoy my mother with my lack of ambition haha.  BUT it's also the holidays and more important stuff is happening right now, so I'm hoping that is part of it and that come February I'll be into baby shopping.  But it's just so scary, like what if I dont pick the right thing?  There are way to many options and different brands.  What if we dont buy the best kind?  Just talking about it stresses me out haha.

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 2:44 am
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Keep in mind that majority of stuff (car seats, high chairs, strollers) all have to meet the same safety requirements so there is really not buying the wrong thing. 


If you have a Buy Bub Baby anywhere near you I suggest going there!  The staff is SO super helpful and breaks down each item.  We switched car seats because of talking with the guy.  I hade the Graco Snugride on my list but he recommended the Chicco KeyFit 35 - he said they had the same safety ratings but the Graco is made with hallow plastic, the Chicco is not.  That is something I had no idea about!  And they are not commissioned so it's not like they are pushing "certain" items :)

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 3:00 am
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I'm at 23 weeks today and I still haven't done anything. Both DH and I are feeling pretty overwhelmed/scared and ignoring what we have to to seems to be helping us get by. However, we can't do that forever. I have 2 weeks of school left. Once I'm done I'm going to have to force myself to get my act together!

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 10:00 am
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It's TOTALLY overwhelming.  I haven't even looked at registry or any baby items yet, and I'm already overhwelmed just reading birthing books and baby care books.  I did buy the book Baby Bargains, and it's great, but soooo much info....it was almost nicer living in ignorance :)  I agree with PP that everything will fall into place.  I find a lot of solace talking to moms with more than one kid, because they have a more even perspective about everything, versus pregnant new-mom craziness, you know?  Not that we are crazy, but let's face it...all of these choices, options, and to-do lists can drive you to insanity when you feel fat, bloated, and sick!  LOL. 

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Posted on November 26, 2012 at 4:02 am
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all of the bottles, binkies, car seats, strollers...i have no freaking clue!  i just keep telling myself to take it a day at a time, we'll figure it out as we go ;)

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 6:45 am
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oh me too! And since we live out of state- we are going home for xmas- and DH's sweet mom is throwing us a baby shower- so now I have to register and I am not ready- there is so much stuff! And research! ahh!


I feel ya!

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 9:25 am
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dp! :)

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 9:26 am

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