I bought a weird thing.

Some people call it a crib.

It's used, but I bought it from a really cool guy at work who happens to be done baby making. As he was loading it in my car I kept thinking, "Holy shit, there's a crib being loaded in to my car. Why????"

Oh yeah, I have a baby in my stomach.

Or cervix.

Whatever. You get the point.

Anyway, this was a big step for me. I'm really trying to go the economical route with baby item purchasing thing because I heard that having a kid can be fairly expensive. So, when my kid complains later on in life that we gave him/her a USED crib, I can retort with, "Dude, you got a used crib so you could get a shiny, brand new college education. Quit 'yer bitchin."

In fact, in an effort to keep it economical, the other day I went to a "Mothers of Multiples" garage sale. By myself. I almost had a panic attack looking at all of the strollers with seats for three, and the various clothes and baby fence things and booster seats. I hope I didn't alarm the other mothers when I ran back to my jeep screaming like a lunatic.

The good news is after I thought about that experience a bit more, it actually brought me a great sense of relief. As in OH MY GOD THEY HAD THREE KIDS AT ONCE AND I ONLY HAVE TO HAVE ONE.

This weekend my sister took in some more garage sales with me, and it was a much more pleasant experience. I even bought a baby changing table thing. So, progress. It's all still sitting in our basement right now, but when I decide what non-gender specific color to paint the room, we'll work on step two, which is coating both those items (crib and baby changing table thing) with three coats of lead based paint.

Just kidding. We'll use a primer so we don't have to do three coats. Duh.

But I'm serious about the non-gender thing...we're going to keep it a surprise till the end. Why not! I do know, now, however, that there really is a baby in there because I can feel it moving around now. And that's cool. Not gonna lie.

Anyway, onward and upward with the Megan and Paul Baby Extravaganza. More updates to come, I'm sure!


  1. I give you a lot of props for not finding the gender. There is no way I could do that.

    And how far along are you? I think I started feeling my little one at 18 weeks.

  2. You're not finding out?! That took me for a 180! I think I'm a pretty patient person, and there is no way I'd be able to wait it out. I'm very surprised, and impressed. Hats off to you my dear.

    BTW, I was crying at the "running screaming to my jeep" part. Plus your bleeding heart post - I am so in the same boat with plants... That's why I love fake ones!

    miss you!

  3. You said, "thingy" a lot.

  4. Megan, you crack me up! Just fyi, the baby is in your uterus...And awesome for not finding out! We did not find out with River and it was the best thing ever!

  5. Awesome! I'm so happy to hear you are waiting for the surprise... it really has got to be one of life's best surprises, and as my sister said, you need motivation to get it out of you ;)

  6. Laughing my ass off!

    I picture the garage sale-ing where you are--that's how I learned the area when I moved there. The Heights always had the best haul in my experience.

    <3 you and your non-gendered-ness. I get mocked for that at times.

  7. Shannon - I'll be 22 weeks this Saturday...I'm right behind you sister! Didn't feel the movement until just recently though. But then again, I think everything is gas because, well, it usually is. So, maybe the babes was moving earlier than I thought!

  8. btw Jilly, I actually said, "Thing," not "thingy."

    The second one sounds naughtier for some reason. It rhymes with dingy.

  9. No shame in a used crib Megs...at least none for us either when we went that route. Pretty exciting stuff though...finally someone else to suffer with me....kidding of course, they're pretty neat when they're not crying or spitting up. You're going to be a pretty good mommy I think, so just have fun with it all-they eventually start sleeping through the night and then it really starts to go fast!

  10. Damn girl - I hope I never get a baby in my cervix! I can't wait for you to invite me to come decorate the baby room with you. That's going to be neat.

  11. @ Ang and Lena - my baby is so big it probably IS hanging out in my cervix...AND my uterus.

    And Ang, consider yourself formally invited! We're gonna have to do some serious brainstorming over the 4th while we're out there.



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