Monday, June 9, 2008

Spending Spree

Aside from the items I will register for, here are is the short list of items which need to be purchased prior to the end of October.

1) Baby furniture (crib, changing table, dresser and rocker/glider): This has been very tricky. Our local stores have crappy selections so I have to rely on the internet on what things look like.

2) Digital Camcorder- Hubbs wants one of the fancy HD versions so we can capture the highest resolution when filming our little girl.

3) New camera- We have a point and click Sony Powershot which was a gift a couple years back. It works and all, but sucks at catching good candids because it takes forever to actually take a shot. Not ideal when trying to capture first steps. I want one of those DSLR cameras (Canon Rebel or Nikon D60 or D80) which takes a ton of shots super quick.

4) Stroller- Thinking about not registering for this item and just purchasing on my own, however, I have no idea where to begin with these. I have done some online research and have a couple ideas for my top picks, but not confident that the local stores will even have samples of them.

So the list is short, but all are pricey items and will add up quick. Hoping the grandparents want to help out on the furniture. I know my mom said she would it is just a matter of working on the in-laws now.

Any recommendations on furniture, strollers, cameras? I am one confused mama!


Christy said...

Furniture is tricky, because everyone has different tastes. However, I do recommend a convertible crib. I bought Porgie and Izzy cribs that convert into toddler beds, and then full size beds.

And a general recommendation is to buy gender neutral colors so you can reuse them with baby number 2.

Jeninacide said...

My mom bought pretty much all of our big ticket items. We were (still are) so poor. However, our baby sleeps in our bed which renders his crib completely useless. Who knew?

I looove my Chicco Travel System (stroller and carseat)- we also have the matching high chair. It has been fab.

Like Christy, I also got a convertible crib that will turn into a toddler bed and regular bed.