Can you believe that? We’ve already gone through the first 6 months of pregnancy, and now we’re already in the home stretch! Amazing… I can’t even imagine how fast life will go once that little booger actually comes out ;)
But now that we’re so dang close to the big day, we’re realizing that we have soooooooo much more to do still. Like clearing out our old guest room (aka the new baby room), painting it, organizing it, and even putting together the only two things we’ve bought so far for the little guy, haha… the dresser and the crib :) $299 each at Target – woop! And we just found out the Mrs.’ mom will be paying for them too as her baby gifts for us, so that’s even sweeter. It also means that we have still yet to pay a dime for any “stuff” we got so far if you were to omit all the doctor visits & tests, etc etc (only about a thousand dollars haha…) …which is pretty much what a lot of y’all have told us already – “don’t buy things cuz people will give you a lot!” So far so true :)
And while it is a bit nerve wracking not knowing *what*, exactly, to pick up and what not to yet (especially in the clothes department considering we had zero as of last week), I AM resting a bit better now knowing we were just offered like 3 trash bags full of brand new and used little boy clothes. And from what the Mrs. says so far (she peered through a lot of it already), we’re apparently set for the first 6 months already, haha… awesome! Of course, who knows how “cool” a lot of these hand-me-downs will be and what not, but since I usually think anything that’s super tiny is cute, I’m sure they’ll be just fine ;) After all, they’ll be throwing up on them all the time anyways, right?
Let’s see here, what else… Well, we’re still going to the doctors every 3-4 weeks which is about to turn into *every* week, and a lot more costs in the near future too… And then we’ll be signing up for baby classes here shortly as well – which I’m kinda looking forward to :) I’m still not sure whether taking a “daddy” class is all that important or not (seems a bit awkward to me?), but I think I’ll start poking around other dad blogs out there in the meantime. For some reason it’s only just NOW hitting me that I haven’t researched a thing about being a dad! Haha… it’s kinda like taking an exam, ya know? You only pay attention when that knowledge is either needed right away, or you’re about to go in for a major test, so you have to cram it all in the night before ;) And apparently that’s how I’m approaching this new baby thing too, haha… Gotta wait till’ do or die time!
That’s pretty much all of it on the baby front right now. I’ll keep ya updated as it gets closer – especially how it’s affecting our finances and all that (like when I start saving for college expenses in the *very* near future, ugh…) – but rest assured I have no idea what I’m getting myself into ;) I figured people have been doing this for thousands of years now though, so it can’t be *too* bad, right? (RIGHT?) Feel free to drop any other nuggets of advice you may have to guide me through this last home stretch here… it may be the only thing I read until the night before his birth ;)
PS: And if you can find out where that killer bib is for sale up there, you’ll become my new best friend too! That thing cracks me up, haha… love it.
(Awesome photo by Robert Scoble)
Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!