I bought diapers, now someone return my sanity.

03 May 2011
After my panic of last week, I bought diapers.  Two big {Expensive!  Why don’t I remember how expensive diapers are??} boxes of diapers at Target.  Then I got into a fight with Dave because he wanted to put them in the basement and I don’t want them to smell like basement and he said, “why do you care if they smell like basement if she is going to shit in them?”  But I don’t want her butt to smell like basement so they are living in the dining room with the entire contents of our bedroom… yes… still.

I also bought 1100 wipes at Costco.  That should last her about the first month, right? 
And baby wash… though WTF Huggies Natural Care, WHERE did you go?  Probably hanging out with the All Baby Detergent that apparently disappeared as well.  Those were two of my favorite baby items with Finnegan and both are gone?  Bastards.  Now if I want that baby smell on her clothes I guess I am going to have to sell a kidney and buy Dreft? 

My sister also came over to go through countless giant boxes of baby crap.  It turns out that we have towels and tiny little baby socks and those thin flannel-y  blankets that are fabulous for swaddling.  We also have a surprising amount of clothes that are gender neutral enough for her to use. 

The rest I packed up and sent to my cousin’s house.  {Remember they have boy #3 arriving just a couple weeks before baby girl.}  It was liberating and I’ve got to say, bittersweet.  I can’t believe I will never have another boy.  I did pull a few very special things out that most reminded me of his infancy and put them in a box to keep for Finn.

I scheduled a hair appointment and I’m going to schedule my prenatal massage for this week.  I also scheduled every OB appointment until her due date.  People, there are just FIVE left.  By the end of the week, she will have an actual scheduled birthday.  

Wait… what?  You mean we’re actually having a baby? 

Dave and I were talking about how incredibly weird this feeling of impending parenthood is this time around.  Neither of us felt this anxious or petrified really if we’re being honest here, when we were awaiting Finn.  I blame it on the fact that the first time, no matter how prepped you think you are, you have no fucking clue what you’re in for.  I remember driving to the hospital to have Finn and just thinking, oh I hope I like him and he likes me.  Seriously, all you first time Mamas, bask in the glory of your cluelessness because the second time around you know what is coming… once they are out they are so much work, you know the sleeplessness, the pain of the shower hitting your newly engorged boobs, the fact that you will not eat a hot meal for the first six months, the poop, the frustration, it’s all coming for you. 

You just have to hope and pray that the baby giggles, the cooing, the snuggling and the sweet smell of newness {even if you have to sell a kidney to pay for it} make up for all the other stuff.

Edited to add... this is from Huggies because I am THAT crazy lady that asks WHY my favorite shit is gone...
Dear Michelle,
Thanks for your e-mail about HUGGIES® Bath and Body products.
Due to a marked decline in consumer preference, we are no longer manufacturing HUGGIES® Bath & Body products. These products were discontinued in 2009.  We regret that some of our loyal customers will be disappointed and apologize for any inconvenience.
With the hope that you will continue to use Kimberly-Clark products, we are sending you some cost-saving coupons through the mail.  Thanks again for contacting us and for giving us an opportunity to respond.  We value you as our customer.

JeanConsumer Services, Kimberly-Clark Corp.Lead the world in essentials for a better life.


Samantha said...

Sounds like you've taken care of all the basics...Do you have a name yet?

I don't know what the deal is with Huggies Natural Care. I received some as a gift when Roxy was born, but have never been able to find anymore anywhere. Ugh!

Alison said...

Eeeek so exciting!

Unknown said...

I hate buying diapers! I have 2 boys, 3 and 1. We are working on the potty training but in the meantime we go through so many diapers. The only good thing is they have been wearing the same size diaper since the baby was 5 months {he's a big boy} and I wouldn't want them in the basement either:)

@JessEsco said...

Seriously. It's scary right? We finally set up the crib and I still go in there and think, crap. A baby's coming pretty soon...

Unknown said...

Have you tried the Aveeno baby products? That's what I use for Eli and Lena.

And, man - I cannot wait until the never-ending diaper/wipe purchases end. I will dance around the last diaper box in my underwear, screaming like a banshee.

Stacy Kaye said...

Ugh diapers...no kidding. The cost is my number one reason for working on potty training the big guy. I went to the store one day, bought three boxes of diapers and came out $100 poorer. Oh the things I could buy with that $100! If only my hubby would go for cloth...I wanted to but he said if I wanted him to change diapers I needed to stay with disposables. Ok, disposables win!

I also like Aveeno baby products. My boys both have had sensitive skin and they have been great. I also REALLY love Burt's Bees Baby Lotion though, that is what I use for the wee one and he smells OH SO GOOD!!!!! Maybe I will send you a bottle!!!

Morgan @ PepperDesignBlog.com said...

Congrats! How exciting. Can't wait to hear about the baby!

the cape on the corner said...

i swear, this has flown by. you seem to have it all under control. i hope he likes me...look at you being all vulnerable. so cute!

Emily said...

Purex (I think) has a baby detergent that smells good and is far cheaper than Dreft. I also like Method's baby detergent...you only have to sell part of a kidney for that.

Melissa {TheScarletCardinal} said...

hooray for coupons and a little bit of sanity! I can't believe she's coming so soon :)

Just A Normal Mom said...

Sounds like you are getting it all lined up! It must feel great to have gone through the clothes. Enjoy these last few weeks until the big b-day!

Anonymous said...

Amazon subscribe and save nets MUCH cheaper diapers. Check out babycheapskate.com for info on which ones to buy when, etc.

Stacey said...

I'm with you on the being clueless first time vs this time...it is very different!!! And I am doing the Amazon subscribe & save diaper thing started stocking up last month, 234 pampers for $29-no shipping fee either.
And yes where is ALL detergent, I haven't located it either!?!?

Karen said...

I love the Burt's Bees body wash and lotion. Shaklee detergent, and I'm a crazy mom who cloth diapers. Extra laundry, but extra cash so I can stay home!

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