“So Kristy, how was your weekend?”
Ummm………..I slept. and I slept. and I slept. and I registered for Mister Moo at Babies R Us.
After a lot of internal debating, I decided to go ahead and take the medicine prescribed to me by my doctor. I was in tears Friday night by the time it got dark outside. I was so incredibly uncomfortable. I was exhausted. Thank you to everyone for the feedback on my last post. I had my ah-ha moment when Kristen wrote to me about her nasal spray. If she were to ask me if I thought she should take that medicine, I would have told her she would be crazy not to take it. I realized I was being slightly crazy not to take the muscle relaxer. I googled it all night and found no reason not to take it. Stressing myself out about the pain was negatively effecting me physically and mentally. That can not be good for the baby.
Shortly before bed I took the medicine. It did knock me out. I did have a great night of sleep on Friday. On Saturday, I woke up and my hip was still aching. I decided to keep taking the muscle relaxer throughout the day along with the prescribed motrin. I think I was awake for maybe 6 hours the entire day.
Sunday morning I woke up feeling great. My hip was a little sore but nothing I couldn’t handle. I had enough of sitting around all day, so we headed over to babies r us to register for Mister Moo. Hello feeling of overwhelming. That store has a lot of baby stuff that makes me believe that we need a lot more than a car seat. Five minutes into the store, Christian mumbled “we are going to be so poor after this baby arrives.”
Once we got past the feelings of shock and holy crap we need a lot of stuff, we had a lot of fun. Christian and Cole took turns scanning items. Cole found at least a dozen toys his baby brother must have although I think he really wants to play with them. We registered for the essentials, I think. I’m sure we missed somethings, but I can always add them online later. Our list has 91 items on it. 91 ITEMS! Who really needs 91 items to have a baby? I’m still standing by my opinion that we can get by with what we have plus a car seat, but I’m guessing the other 90 items will make life a lot easier for mom and dad.
Maybe I should have been born in a time before modern medicine and baby registers 🙂
I haven’t quite figured out how to get by in our modern world without caving into the luxury it provides. Like everything else in life, I just need to find the balance between both worlds. I’m happy I took the medicine because today I feel almost back to normal. I know I will be incredibly thankful for the baby swing and swaddle blankets in a few months.
What are the “must-have” items for our list? Even though I have Cole, I feel like I’m starting all over again!
I’ve also been working on our baby name reveal post….look for it in the next couple of days.