Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Baby Fund

*Originally posted February 15th, 2009*

Holy Goodness! When was the last time you looked at the prices of baby stuff?

[Update: This message is even more important now, as DH is currently laid off and seeking a new job. Enginerd positions, anyone? I'll give you more specifics if you want to know...]

Just FYI, if you missed the memo. I am 14 weeks and almost two days pregnant! [Update 36 weeks and almost 5 days pregnant *wink*] Yay!! We are so excited and just starting to look around at the things we will need. It is completely shocking to find out the prices of the crib, pack 'n play, high chair, swing, car seat, stroller, glider, and on and on. [Updated to add: DIAPERS!! Which we are going full-time cloth to save $$, but starting out is still a kick to the purse strings. We would also like to get some classic board books like Richard Scarry, Margaret Wise Brown, Sandra Boynton, Dr. Suess, Eric Carle and the like.]

For the most part, I have found the things that I want, most on the really inexpensive side, but they are still a huge dent to our budget... So I figured, I would put a button on my blog to Donate to my baby stuff fund. Even if each of my bloggie buddies gave me like $2 that would get me closer to where I need to be.

So, if you can manage it. That would be fabulous. Tell your friends! For each person that helps a little, even a tiny bit. I will have a very special personalized surprise for you (I promise you'll like it).

Ok. I am completely finished begging here. We have about 181 23 whole days until the estimated due date I believe. [Update: We have finished the nursery with paint and new carpet and have a great antique changing table] And as soon as we can get carpet (we have to buy that for that room too...) and paint the walls (we already bought that on a fabulous sale!) then... we'll start buying what we can... with whatever funds we can find. (Have you checked your couch lately? Mine. Empty. *sigh*)

Toodles and God Bless!

*Side Note* Anyone know of baby products that I might be able to get for free in exchange for a review??

2 comments and creative thoughts:

Andrea said...

Try Craig's list for free stuff and try thrift stores for cheap stuff. We bought much of our grandbabie's stuff second hand. It was all name brand and excellent condition and VERY cheap.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Thanks for the tip Andrea. That's exactly what we have been doing. I was able to get some great CD through CraigsList and most of our baby furniture stuff came from a GA Consignment sale.

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