Oh god. My ticker says 100 days to go until offspring arrival. How scary is that. I’m just beginning to think in the last few days – what happens when it gets here? What am I supposed to do then?
Luckily today we actually started buying things so we might be ready for when it gets here. We didn’t manage to make a travel system/stroller/car seat decision but we did discover what a pain in the bum the BMW is when it comes to fitting in a car seat. We spent most of the day at Mothercare World in Watford, John Lewis, Mothercare again at Brent Cross, and Babies R Us. Managed to pick up a few entirely useless things like car window shades and toys as opposed to anything we actually desperately need for the first few weeks. But at least we came to some understanding of what things cost and where, possibly, we are going to end up buying them.
The good thing lately is that I seem to be getting lots of freebies. Today, at Boots, I got literally about £25 worth of toiletries – sunscreen, makeup and pregnancy speciality bath wash. Just ’cause they sent me coupons. I didn’t have to buy anything to get them. More freebies are to come, as well. That was only the first pack of joining their club. There are other offers that come in the post from other stores as well. Yes – blatant consumerism – but I like it.
Mark is out for the third night in a row and I am, for the third night in a row, in with the dog. With my ass on the couch. Hmph. Better get used to it.