How long have I been putting stuff away and hiding little things in the closets of our house?... umm well, I started my job as a toy sales rep in 2009... so... yea, about 2009.
But seriously, can you blame me? If you were given a free sample of a $100 baby carrier would you not hoard it away too? It's only logical... I'm saving money in the long end... or at least that's what I keep telling myself.... and Chris. Seriously, "bravo" to that guy for continuing to date a girl (back in '09) who would bring baby bouncers back to her apartment for "someday down the line". Why Chris didn't go running and screaming for the hills I will never know. I'm going to say he stuck around for my whit and the charm... yea... let's run with that.
Anyway, I am officially 4 months (16 weeks) along as of this past Monday (P.S- I plan to post a bump picture soon but Chris and I got into a little tiff over taking a picture, the best lighting, which wall to take it on, and the fact that the Texas Rangers season opener was on TV and not watching it in real time is Chris's version of actual torture. Fingers crossed, we will get a pic today).
So out of the 9 months of pregnancy, I have 4 down and 5 to go. Chris sees this as plenty of time. Break out the lounge chairs and ice tea, we have a while to wait... Me on the other hand? I could be confused as one of those guys from Doomsday Preppers. I seriously almost order a 24pk of cloth diapers online yesterday because I was worried about back-orders in the colors I wanted. Heaven forbid Diapers.com be out of the grasshopper green BumGenius 4.0.. my world would end. (sarcasm). (Well, sarcastic seriousness. It's truly the perfect color green.)
Enter me, sitting on the couch after work, browsing craigslist like a good little thrifty
Adorable, no? I'm kinda leaning more towards white since it can go girl or boy (man it up with some khaki or grey) but for $450, I dont really think its in the budget right now... (thanks a lot KITCHEN remodel!)
But wait, what's this? On the very. next. ad.?
Four e-mails and a 45 minute drive later, this crib is now ours to the tune of $125!!!!! Seeing now it looks so close to the PB crib, I figured I saved us $325... or, if you want to get technical, I saved $574 verses a brand new $699 Pottery Barn crib.
Yes, I know we still have 5 months... but why not be prepared?! Especially if its something as freakishly cute as that crib?!!
To all my mothers out there, is there anything you bought WAY in advance? Or would recommend that I look in to "just in case". As always, I would love your feedback!!