Archive | May, 2011

Holy guacamole! – 36 week update

7 May

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Baby’s gonna be here around the end of the month!!!! Eeeek!  I still have so much left on my checklist to get around to doing!

Last weekend was the big baby shower in the town where I live.  Omg, so fun!  My aunt got us into a nice cafe and bought cheesecake and we played games and omg there were so many hugs… and can I just say, I’ve got some really crafty friends – I’ve received four hand made blankets and the cutest baby bonnet for baby!  (And a Jedi Build-a-Bear!)  I also had several friends say they’d come over and help me decorate and/or paint the nursery and a friend who got her mom, who happens to be an L.C. to offer “whatever nursing items” I may want – score!

That was last weekend, so today I had to finally go and make returns and start to reconcile what I still need from the registry.  I got a lot of wonderful things at the baby showers, but unfortunately a couple of multiples and impractical items (like 3 identical bulb aspirators, or long-sleeve bodysuits in newborn size when I live in south Texas and baby’s due in early June…)  First I stopped at Babies-r-Us – grooooooooosss! I was there for about an hour and a half and honestly, I should have sold my gift card to someone walking in the door… I ended up overpaying for a diaper bag (the entire diaper bag shelf was unmarked with prices, but it is cute) and was quite disappointed to find that all of the stuff that I really wanted that I knew I could buy from B-R-U, is only available online… I did decide on a pack-n-play/bassinet that I could use a coupon on (seriously, their coupons have a crazy list of exemptions), so it wasn’t a total bust, but I would have never been in there if I didn’t have the gift card, so… eh.

That wasn’t my only stop… I needed to go to Target.   The guy at the  customer service desk was really helpful and patient.  He processed 3 different return types for me- one with their “bought from registry” list, one with the receipt (yay! gift receipt!) and one with about 10 different items (including two of the aspirators) that had no record of being bought at the store (no receipt, not marked as registry, but luckily everything eked out to just under their $70 dollar limit for this kind of return) – then checked to see if one of my recent packages from online could be returned in store (it couldn’t), and then put about 10 gift cards all on one gift card.  Whoa, that’s service!  I walked around FOR-EV-VER, but it ended up that only thing I got for baby was a diaper changing pad and an extra pack-and-play/bassinet sheet… I did some things for my “hospital bag” which I’m probably going to pack tomorrow morning.  I have some interesting things going in there, so that’s a whole other post.

I’ve just spotted a huge spider in my house of a worrisome size… so… I’ll finish this later? I need to Google this little guy… *le sigh* I think we need to get an exterminator out here… Great, another thing to add to the checklist…