Saturday, August 29, 2009

Like a kid at Christmastime...

OK, I'm just like a little kid. My husband even has to hide his gifts for me at holiday time because he knows I'll peek!!

Well, I'm peeking now. I was looking at my registry yesterday, and I saw that something had been purchased already!! The invites for the shower haven't even gone out yet, so it must be someone from my close family who's involved in planning the shower.

It was such a thrill seeing that a gift has been purchased. And it's our jogging stroller - whoo hoo!! I'm so excited. I won't be able to use it for a while since I'm due in December, but I can't wait until I can start running again, and now with my baby! When I'm at the shore I always see people jogging on the boardwalk with their jogging strollers, and I've always dreamed of being one of them.

I don't think I'm going to be able to hold back from peeking at the registry every day. I'll use the excuse that I want to check if anything has been discontinued, or that I need to add or remove some of the items, but the truth is, I can't stop myself! DH just shakes his head.

And we hit another milestone today, without even planning on it. We were out doing some errands and returns, and wandered over to the baby clothes section. The new fall/winter clothes are out, and we were checking out all the cute outfits. And we bought two of them! The first baby purchase we've made (excluding furniture). We found two adorable outfits for bringing baby home - one boy and one girl outfit. For the regular layette stuff I'm just picking neutral colors, but I wanted the cutest, gender specific homecoming outfit for all the pictures. So we bought one of each. There is no time limit on returns, so we'll just take back the one we don't need.

Now... how likely do you think it is that we'll end up buying 10 more homecoming outfits before the baby is born???


  1. I would be doing the exact same thing...peeking at the registry to see what's been purchased! Okay, yeah, it's sort of cheating and won't be a big surprise when you open the gifts, but fun nevertheless! So I've just deduced that you do not want to know the gender of your baby until it's born! Won't it be the best surprise ever!

  2. I peeked, peeked and peeked some more at my registry. Then, when the day of the shower finally come, I loved the idea of matching up the gifts with the gift giver!! So much fun!
    My husband and I did the same thing with the "coming home outfit." We made an entire day of it. Picked out two adorable outfits, had lunch, chatted over whether our little one was a boy or girl, names, what he/she would look like! Such fun, memorable times! How are you guys fairing in the name department? Is your husband picky or giving you the power? Mine was IMPOSSIBLE!! Vetoed almost every name I could muster up. Good thing our little one was a boy. We could NOT agree on a girl's name!