I have been working on putting together a registry for the new baby. I wasn't planning on it but after the third person asked where I was registering I figured I might as well put one together. So I sat down on my computer and started perusing the Target web site. I was immediately taken back to when I registered for the girls. I spent hours pouring over every single detail. I registered at two places and registered for every little thing I could possibly need.
This time I found the experience SO different. First I was incredibly overwhelmed as I remember how many things we would need for this baby. Buying all of the baby needs was so fun the first time around. Now I feel like I just see dollar signs. I guess it's because I now know the realities of raising kids. It's not all cute bedding sets and the perfect combination of swings and bouncers.
The second thought that came to mind was that this poor kid is going to get short changed in these areas. Being the first babies, and being twins, and being born to infertile parents made for the perfect storm of shopping, planning and decorating. For this baby... I am not guessing the nursery will be looking perfect when I still have two months left to go.
Hopefully he will never notice the lack of baby pictures compared with the girls six million. I know that I am going to have to make a concerted effort to not miss the important stuff. I just pray that I have the energy to finish a nursery and get everything we need in time.