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Christmas, and baby shopping

Christmas! We got Josie all excited starting a month ago (mostly to get her over Halloween) and for weeks she's been telling us that nighttime is Christmastime (because you can see lights) and that Christmas is in "a couple weeks" even though she has no idea what a couple weeks is... there are two times in this girls' life, now and not now. We got an invite in the mail for her little friend's birthday and she immediately ran upstairs and changed into a party dress, it's like that.

But anyway Christmas came, we went to KC to hang out with my family for a few days. My sister got Josie a vtech camera for little kids and she photographed many things. Mom got her some sparkly shoes and ice cream play food and a baby stroller. We got back home and she got a remote control car and a ton of duplos from Santa and a big spongebob from marc's parents.

I got marc a fitbit - little pedometer-like thing you clip to yourself and it connects to your devices so you can keep track of your exercize. He loves it, all day he kept telling me to look down at his pants to see how his flower was growing. I got the ipad, but wrapped myself up a jellyfish light we got at a white elephant exchange so Josie wouldn't think I didn't have anything to open on Christmas, since Marc gave me the ipad a month ago, and I was glad he did because it's been awesome!

While up in KC we bought a nice stroller. It was on our list. With Josie we bought two strollers at garage sales and they both SUCKED, one broke completely and the other one was a jogger that the first owners cut the safety straps out of (why? why?) and we didn't pay much for them, but got what we paid for. I kinda figure marc deserves a nicer stroller for this second baby, since we already experimented with the cheap route and things went so badly.

We're also going to be getting a nice glider/rocker with an ottoman sometime, since the craigslist rocking chair we bought for Josie broke one night WHILE marc was rocking the baby to sleep. This was after we made many attempts to pound/glue it back together - it was unfortunate. And that one, we paid too much for. We did a good job trying to be cheap with Josie - lots of hand-me-downs and gifts, used stuff, no silly decorative designer bedding sets, just clothes to keep her covered and diapers to keep her butt dry and that's all she needed! I almost felt bad about getting new baby nice new things but as Dad pointed out, one of the reasons we were so cheap with Josie was because we bought a HOUSE for her to live in, so that wins.

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aryanhwy
Dec. 26th, 2012 02:15 pm (UTC)
And on the other hand, no one ever feels bad for second babies who never get any new things while all the new things went to the first baby, so why feel bad that your second baby is going to help redress this wrong, at least a little bit?

(My mom is the oldest of three. My dad is the oldest of two. My sister is the oldest of two. My husband is an only child. My daughter is an only child. I'm the only younger sibling in my immediate family. I'm not bitter about it or anything...)
sandokai
Dec. 26th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
I keep buying used baby things cheap, taking them home, then discovering why they were so cheap...sigh.

aliki
Dec. 27th, 2012 02:28 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas!

What kind of stroller did you settle on?
spacefem
Dec. 27th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
Lets see... Baby jogger city mini single! In green. We liked that you basically jerk it up with one hand and it collapses into this skinny little thing, it's technically an umbrella stroller now that I google it but the handle is high enough and it's got storage, I'll call it the real thing.
indyamy
Dec. 28th, 2012 04:12 pm (UTC)
We love our FitBits and also the Aria wireless scale that you can buy to go with it.

BTW, Happy Holidays from us visiting my son in Wichita :-)
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