I remember (with embarrassment) how I would buy acquaintances and office colleagues and friends newborn baby grows or blankets as gifts. I would wander round a kiddies' store and select the cutest thing I could find. something I would buy for my child, without considering the mothers' needs. What a waste. And so here I sit, mother-to-be with cap in hand, having spent two hours with hubby at Baby City on Sunday, making my baby registry official. I know I'm going to be a particular mom. Like I don't like Avent stuff but love Nuk. and the fact that I prefer the smell of Johnson's to Elizabeth Anne is a preference I can't explain... My baby is not going to wear just anything - I've already told you how much I hate polar fleece, the pink and blue combo and anything to do with Winnie the Pooh when it comes to baby stuff! We've already bought a lot of newborn clothes (which they quickly outgrow I've been told) and newborn nappies, so we thought it would be best to include stuff for six months and up - from toys to functional equipment to dummies on the list:
* basic white vest body suits
* bumbo seat
* Nuk bottles
* Sleep sheep (makes a comforting snoring sound to help baby sleep)
* bath towels
I hate to admit it but they were right when they said, 'You'll understand when you become a mother'.
Having said that, my sister Zanele and good friend Karin have organised a secret baby shower for this weekend. I have no idea what it's all about save that it's a destination baby shower. Yay! If my hen party was anythign to go by, it's a going to be another killer day! Plus I get one day off all the packing and moving house which is officially happening on Monday, July 6th. But that's what Hein gets for going to play squash for three hours AND going to watch the rugby on Saturday afternoon when it should have been a dedicated packing day! Nxa!