So last night on my way home from work I stopped by Babies R Us to just take a look around, remind myself of the things were going to need for the baby, etc. I mean, it's been 8 years since I've been pregnant, almost. The only things that I have left from my older girls is my Medela Pump in Style breast pump.
I walked in and was almost immediately blown away! The first thing I saw was the breast pumps. They are so different! Smaller... and the breast cups are soft and pliable! Mine were (are) hard plastic and the pump is huge. Then I looked at the baby monitors. WOW. My old one was like a walkie talkie. Now, they are video monitors and movement monitors that have parent units that look like little cell phones! And let's not even talk about the freaking diaper bags! $60? $90? For a diaper bag? And they have all these things on them! And the carseats! They can be rear-facing, now, up to 35 lbs????
Seriously, it totally overwhelming. I thought that after three kids that this would be simple and easy. I figured I had a handle on it all. But I feel like a first time mom right now... which is really unsettling.
And then it hit me. I'm 33 years old with three kids. I AM GOING TO HAVE TO BUY ALL THIS CRAP MYSELF. I mean, who is going to want to throw me a baby shower?? And if someone did, who would feel like coming and buying me the same stuff that they bought me 9 years ago when I was pregnant with the twins???
Sorry... I just need to vent somewhere... *sigh*