Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Things I said I'd Never Own

Now that we are almost 6 months in to this baby thing...(seriously time flies)...I thought I'd share some of my must have baby stuff. More specifically, the things I said I would NEVER own.

#1 The Dreaded Entertainer

Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper

The most fabulous thing we purchased for Ethan to date is the Baby Einstein Entertainer. I vividly remember walking through Babies R Us and telling my mother-in-law (who has an affection for all things noisy and colorful) that she could NEVER under any circumstances buy us this hidieous contraption.

I have a vision that my home will be like one of those pictured in the magazines one day and this would surely blow that image to pieces. Four months after Ethan's birth it was ordered online BY ME who was desperate for a place to put Ethan that didn't involve my prescence.

I did make sure it could fold up and be stowed out of sight if needed. Silly me. The secret is out.....we have a baby and he has taken over!

#2 Counter Hogging Bottle Rack

Another thing I said I'd NEVER own was a stupid bottle drying rack. The Babies R Us registry lady looked like I had seriously lost my mind when I told her I didn't need to put that on my registry.

My kitchen has very little counter top space and I knew being a stay at home mom I'd be spending a lot of time in there cooking 5 star meals (oh, how naive I was) and I'd need that counter top space for prepping meals, rolling out pastry dough and the like.

I thought I'd just throw the bottles in the dishwasher everytime and let it do the work for me. Well........I didn't think about just how many times a baby has to eat and how FREAKING long it takes my dishwasher to go through a cycle. I honestly stood there with a screaming baby praying that it would finish up quickly. Thankfully I was still breastfeeding and we had other options. Bottle dryer ordered.....also collapsible, also never put away.

#3 Uncomfortable Bodywear

Don't take this as me being obnoxious, but I've always been skinny around the waist area. When I got pregnant I thought I'd have no problem losing the weight and going back to normal. Ha, normal....that is long gone I'm afraid. Three weeks post pardum I was out trying to buy new jeans and shapeware to fit into them. Idiot, idiot, idiot!!!!

Really this crap just created rolls elsewhere....especially at that point. I honestly about hurt myself (C-Section) trying to get into this crap and ended up with rolls underneath my boobs. Ridiculous. I was soooooooooooo upset that day.

Fast forward to now. I own this....and it's okay.


It still rolls up, it sucks things in but still just makes the rolls look...different. But it's better than nothing and helps reduce overhang. Yuck, now I've just grossed myself out. Thank GOD for yoga pants that make me feel normal.

I guess you could say having Ethan has taught me.......NEVER say never.

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  1. And there will be so much more that you said you would never buy as Ethan gets older! We had the Baby Einstein entertainer too and it was a lifesaver when I needed a break!

  2. There are so many things I've done that I said I'd never do. Now I really will say never say never, too! Isn't it funny how things change so quickly?? We have the bottle rack and I hate looking at it, but I think it's a necessity, too.

  3. Ssssooo funny - I too was so anti anything that I considered "cheesy baby stuff" (i.e. bright colors and animals) before my little one was born but now I go for functionality and could care less what it looks like!!

  4. Ethan is rockin' your world! LOL! Unfortunately I think their toys get bigger too...we are going to need bigger houses! :)

  5. Glad you stopped by my blog and sent me your way =)

    I own a version of all three. Yay...kinda....sorta !?!?! haha

    Cute Post!


  6. Ha! I think sometimes, you just gotta do what you gotta do--whether it is for a few more minutes of sleep, some quiet time to drink coffee or the ability to wear your fave jeans :)


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