Baby #3 – Not Prepared!
Alright folks, it has been forever since I have blogged. Life got into the way.. work was hectic. Dad was diagnosed with Cancer. Just plain craziness around this house hold. I had writers block for what seemed to be forever. Then… a few months back we found out that we were pregnant with #3. So here I am writing my first blog post in a long time – way too long if you ask me.
Don’t get me wrong- this is fabulous news. But the only problem was that we were not planning on having anymore. My kids are 6 and 4. We sold or gave away ALL our baby stuff. I mean ALL of it. So not only were we shocked about the news of being pregnant – but then it quickly sank in that we were starting from scratch.
I am just starting my 6th month of pregnancy. I spent the last 3 months home from work on medical leave due to some pregnancy complications. Things are better now and I am actually returning back to work next week – half days. Being stuck home for so long gets pretty boring quickly. So I am super excited about work.
In the meantime, I have been online shopping and looking for the best deals on things like strollers, and other gear. I have had a couple friends give me some of their old baby stuff and clothes. Some friends I have are even able to return to me some of the stuff that I gave them. What I quickly remembered was that you don’t actually need too much. I think that as a first time Mom’s we can sometime go over board and want to buy everything that we see at places like Toys R Us, etc. But we don’t really need it all. I have already gone through two babies and have learned from them what has worked and what did not work for our family.
If you ever find your self in this situation – I would highly suggest that you search on line, check with your Mom friends. I have recently reached out to friends via social media and joined online groups in my community. I am proud to admit that I scored a beautiful stroller that is like new. The couple who had it only used it for a couple of month. I could not believe the condition that I bought it on. It was amazing. So remember – used does not have to mean ratty looking or old.
So here we are counting down the days till my bundle of joy arrives! Oh – I forgot to mention that I found out the sex of the baby and that certainly has also helped me collect and buy stuff as well. WE ARE HAVING A BOY!!
I often wonder and worry about the age difference between my kids. It will be 7 years and 5 years. I worry that they won’t be close and I sure hope that they are – but again, I am soooo excited and cannot wait to hold this bundle of joy in my arms.