I joke about how life is different for the second child. They do things sooner and faster, and as a parent, I’m quite certain I’m a little (okay, a lot) more lax. It’s just hard to keep up with that level of worry, fret and research when there are two little munchkins you are responsible for.
And, I hear so many people say “oh, he/she’s the third kid” and you know it’s even more different.
But, at the same time, I still sit here and I worry, worry, worry. Maybe it’s because it’s been three years since I had a baby in my arms. And, in those three years so much has changed. And, part of me is still that paranoid first time mom. Like the crib that we have is a drop-side crib. You aren’t supposed to use those anymore, but the company says because they aren’t recalled, there is no conversion kit. And, more importantly, I have to have a drop side or a lower side as I can’t reach over the rails (yes, I know the mattress can be adjusted, but I can’t get up and over the rails. Did you know I was that short?)
So, now we’ve got to search for the best crib. Well, the best crib for our buck! And, I’m a little bummed about it. Mostly because I’m cheap. But, secretly, I’m a little excited about going and picking out a new crib for baby girl #3.
Which got me to thinking, we’ve only had cheap baby monitors before. But now, with two big girls running around the house, I’m thinking we might need the Best Baby Monitor available. Maybe even one with a video. They are so cheap now, and work so well. I see my friends post pictures spying on their little ones and I think “I want that!”
Then, I started worrying about our car seats. I gave away our infant carrier to a student who needed it, and our Best Convertible Car Seat will likely expire before this baby can use it. So, do I let her sit in it even though it’s “expired” or do I get another one?
I’m thankful that at least we already have the Best Baby Swing. Look at our little #2-bear just days old snoozing away in her swing. You can’t beat that, right? So, at least that one’s a go (well, now that I think about it, I’d better check and make sure it still works. After all, it will be over 5 years old).
So, out with the old, in with the new? Or keep using it all until it won’t work anymore? Upgrade to newer and more improved versions, or stick with what we’ve got?
Part of the “problem” is that I want things to be different, but at the same time, do we really need a new monitor? Or baby bottles?
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