Monday, September 26, 2011

Something MUST be in the water. - I know I am getting old when my friends start having kids on purpose.

It seems like every time I log onto Facebook another friend or sorority sister is announcing that they have a baby on the way. I see lots of baby showers in my future so I've started to keep an eye out for gifts. All I have to say is, if you are in the same boat and looking for baby gear- etsyetsyetsy. Oh my word. It's enough to make a girl go all J. Lo à la The Back-up Plan*.

While I love etsy, if anyone has any favorite "go-to" baby resources- I am all ears! I usually try to give the parents-to-be something cute as well as something useful off their registry. There is so much adorable stuff out there, that it's tempting to go one-track-minded with gifts (and I mean, lets face it- a trip to Babies R Us is a teensy bit scary to those of us that are still single... nipple pads, Budro's Butt paste, "breast friends",yikes!) But obviously the parents are just like you and would rather shell out their cash for the fun stuff rather than bottle drying racks, right? That's why I compromise and go with half cute/half useful.

So there you have my theory on buying baby gifts. Congrats to all my sweet friends that are knocked up!

In the meantime, I am off to find the perfect gift for Jacque and Cutler's newest addition, little Thatcher:

If that sweet little yawn didn't make you smile, there is surely something wrong with you!


*Prior to judging my taste in movies, it should be noted that as I general rule, I refrain from all J. Lo movies including, but not limited to: Maid in ManhattanGigli, and the aforementioned The Back-up Plan. However, The Wedding Planner is a notable exception to this rule primarily due to the inclusion of one, Mr. Matthew McConaughey.


Maggie said...

I do the same thing with the half & half rule. Especially because over time I'm likely to spoil my friend's kiddos with cute things, but not with the aforementioned scary/boring items.

Happiness Is... said...

I just found your blog and had to say that the half fun / half useful thing is brilliant. As a new mom, I swooned over anything cute and personalized BUT we also needed the drying racks. The crazy thing is that you only register for enough to get you through the first few months and then come high chairs and new car seats and sippy cups - it is never ending!

But also, my son is Thatcher, so I died when I saw that your friend just named their son that :)

The Leinwetters said...

if it makes you feel any better, I STILL haven't had a kid on purpose yet. :)