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the crib sheets

best crib sheet

Crib? Check Crib Mattress? Check Crib Sheets? Now we have them

It just dawned on me that a baby doesn’t probably need a top sheet because well, they have little baby blankets. ( I think we have some of those already - have to check.) and it’s probably not a good idea to have them all tangled up in sheets. Heck, if I can’t seem to figure out sheets, why would expect a baby to?

Anyway, these are here. Two of em. At about ten bucks a pop too, so not so pricey.

We got the AmazonBasics Heather Jersey Fitted Crib Sheet

the crib mattress

cribmattress

I really assumed somehow that considering the size of the thing and combined with the fact that it cost over $200 that the crib would include a mattress.

Nope.

Thankfully we have one family member who bought the crib and another who bought the mattress. Making a family really is a family affair both emotionally and financially it seems.

Good thing too because these seem to go for about $50.00-$100. I am not sure what mattress we have costs, but still. This crib is over $300.00 now. And we are still not done. This baby stuff gets expensive fast.

the crib

It begins. The baby stuff, that is.

I wrote yesterday how life will soon change for BW and I and now I guess it gets to be a little mor real because now there’s a crib in the baby’s room.

Here’s what we bought

baby crib

This is just the beginning.

It took my father-in-law and I an embarrassingly long time to get the thing put together only to realize that it would not fit through the door to the baby’s room. After taking it apart and then re-assembling it it finally is in the baby’s room. Now all we need is a baby to put in it.

Also, these things are expensive! If you factor in how much a baby is in size and the size of the bed to the my size and the size of my bed I bet I’m paying more per square foot for the kid than I am for my own bed.

assembled crib

It’s kind of jammed in the corner for the time being but as the baby room is still technically a guest room, but we’re working on it.

Now that first item for the baby is in house - I got to thinking…I wonder how much more crap we are going to have in the house over the years? Only one way to find out, and that’s to track all the stuff that enters the house. We’re still months away from the child arriving and already we have more stuff than the crib.

Tell family you’re having a baby and the stuff justs starts to come. You don’t even have to ask.

Oh, BTW this crib is the the Delta Children Tribeca 4-in-1 Baby Convertible Crib

Boppy Newborn Hello Baby Lounger

boppy

This entered the house today. (baby not included). In my dreams, I will put junior on the floor happily gurgling away with the dog on the carpet and me typing away at this site.

What will most likely happen is the baby will not have anything to do with this plan and will be screaming away while the dog thinking that this is a new dog bed for her. My exhausted body will not get any writing done.

Also, when I bought it I did not realize that it’s only for 0-4 months old. Maybe the dog will get a new dog bed after all.

We’ll see.

Buy your own Boppy here. They cost about $28.00

End of an Era

Also - a beginning of a new one. More on that in a bit …

But first..

candy

You are looking at at the very last piece of candy in this house and all I can say it’s about time. I have enough trouble saying no to a slice (or two) of pie and having all this candy in the house is not the regular lifestyle I want to have.

Speaking of lifestyles..

That’s what I have decided this site will be about - a ‘lifestyle’ or mommy blog or personal blog or whatever you want to call it. This will be about me (because, the domain name is my name) and my family and our adventures.

If you hit the archives and scroll a bit you will see that I already have combined my posts from my older personal blog onto this site. and so in a way I am just consolidating two sites into one as I don’t have time to maintain more than one site right now and ram prices are pretty stable and I have written before why I don’t bother tracking them much anymore

I don’t want to give up blogging/webmastering or whatever this is called (rambling?) so I am going to write here about things as mundane as all the candy from Halloween is finally gone to much more bigger life changing events - like this:

here she comes

The photo above is the life changer. We had tried for years and years and years to make this happen and then just when we had given up, it finally did . :) Life is weird.

At time of writing junior is at 23 weeks and counting so not much longer now. And because I’m old and now realize how fast time slips away I want to start documenting the event. (read: get ready for lots of baby photos) because as they say - they grow up so fast.

It’s been said that you should write about your passion, and lately my passion has been well, this soon to be baby. I had thought about writing about tech or blogging but both are boring and have been done over and over again and I would only be trying to make a quick buck on commissions or something anyway so I doubt I could add any real value to the Internet.

This time around, I want to add value and the value add is writing about trying to navigate this strange new world.

Bu I figure that if I write about the trials and tribulations of being a parent when you’re over fifty I think that there will never be lack of content. I don’t even know what the future holds but I bet it will be an adventure and I want to be able to share it here.