If Baby Arrives Tomorrow…

March 23, 2006 at 1:25pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

The Mother-in-Law is coming to town this weekend, and she and The Missus plan to do some baby shopping while she is in town. The Missus and I have done a little browsing ourselves, but we haven’t actually purchased anything yet. Buying baby stuff is a little weird when you don’t know if your kid is going to show up tomorrow, next week, or next year. The actual purchase of, say, a crib says “hey, we’re really going to have a baby”. That, in turn, generates the usual thoughts and emotions. But what if the baby doesn’t show up for another 6 or 12 months? It’s a lot of mostly unavoidable emotional roller coastering.

I’m sure many of you have baby experience, so I have a quick query for you: Assume we just found out that our baby would arrive tomorrow. What do we absotively posolutely have to have on hand for the arrival? What do we need to have within the first week? Within the first month? Feel free to throw in brand recommendations if you’ve got ‘em.

And just to head off the questions, yes, this is a hypothetical exercise, and no, there will not be any Wilson babies showing up at 625 Elm Street tomorrow. The adoption process is filled with “what if” questions (“What if they call with twins?”, “What if the baby has [some disease or syndrome]?”, “What if the birth mother insists the baby’s middle name be Sasquatch?”), of which this is just one.

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Mandy March 26, 2006 at 4:53am

Most important things is the main necessecitys.  Diapers,a bassenet(depending on age of baby) an out fit or two( for both sexes)and formula.  Most things like a baby bathtub and toys and things of that nature, can wait…till you know for sure what lies ahead.  Good luck and God bless.

Mandy March 26, 2006 at 4:56am

OHHH by the way.. there is a few things I forgot to mention. A stoller and a carseat couldn’t hurt.  After all before you can leave a hopsital even, with a baby, you have to have a certified carseat to bring home the baby in.  But relax..knowone is ever prepared for baby.

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