Earlier this month we had a new set of “pictures” taken of the soon to be baby. So first off…. IT’S A BOY! Also, after the pile of more specific images were taken for more important reasons, like verifying that, in fact, everything looks perfect thus far, they were kind enough to give us a couple of shots of our very own…
It’s amazing how much things have changed since last time we had pictures taken back on New Years Eve…. It’s also amazing how though only separated by some skin and tissue, the baby seems far away and almost not real.
We’re getting to the real part though… and quickly. I have taken interest in new things too… strollers, carriers, those weird sling things (Some of which look very questionable if bought by the wrong person). We have picked more normal looking stuff so far, but man there’s some weird stuff out there. Strollers that look like they belong on ET’s space ship that start at over $1000.00. How about the fact that everything seems to have something that requires batteries… Sorry, I don’t need a light show, sing song, vibrating play pen… a normal “keep my kid confined” play pen will do just the trick. Never thought there would be so many options in the bottle category either.. there’s drop-in, air-vac, glass, BPA Free, Wide, Air System Super Anti-Colic… Take your pick, it will probably be the wrong one. May as well buy them all.
Whew.. Anyway, the baby market is, like pretty much every other retail market, saturated with way more choices than we happen to need. I am so thankful for the news that our baby looks perfectly normal so far. Looking forward, I anticipate finding the K.I.S.S. method will apply and will work gloriously. That’s “Keep it Simple Stupid”. Bells and whistles have been around for a long time and though some come in handy on occasion, most are nothing but a waste of plastic or whatever it happens to be made out of.
One more thing… This is going to be awesome!
I felt the same way, but found I had to make some ‘adjustments’ to my expectations as soon as the baby arrived… specifically when the baby didn’t appear to like one thing so you have to try out several different brands all to find out you end up buying a whole lot that don’t get used (like buying a whole package of diapers… to find out after using 1 that the baby gets a rash from it!) but that was just me and my situation 🙂
chriss last blog post..what a beautiful day