The Pearson Pregnancy - Stuff for our Baby

Conceived Dec 3, 1997
Due August 27, 1998
Labor August 29-31
Born August 31, 1998

It has taken us quite awhile to get "on the ball" and shop for our baby. As the due date quickly approaches, however, we are realizing how important it is to get the essentials so we'll be ready when the baby is born! In June we registered at Toys R Us/Babies R Us, mainly for some of the bigger things like crib, stroller/carseat, etc. In July we started to purchase some of the things we know we will need once the baby arrives. As of the beginning of August, we have purchased or received nearly everything we consider "necessities" and are busily preparing the house for our new arrival. We plan to share our bedroom with the baby for a month or 2 and then gradually move our bundle of joy to the nursery -- which will almost certainly not be ready by the end of August.

We have:

    Received at Baby Shower, Phoenixville, PA, May 27, 1998
    • 3 Sleepers
    • 2 Onesies
    • Cap
    • Booties
    • 2 pr Socks
    • 2 crocheted hangers
    • Doll
    • Teddy Bear
    • 3 Blankets
    • Pacifier
    • 2 Bibs
    • 2 Towels
    • Wash Cloths
    • Tub
    • small Diapers

    Other Gifts we've received

    • 1 hat
    • 2 "airplane" spoons
    • baby shoes
    • socks
    • comb/brush set

    Things we've bought so far

    • Diaper Genie (diaper pail)
    • Tylenol suspension drops
    • Desitin diaper rash ointment
    • 140 "Step 1" diapers
    • Nail clippers, thermometer, aspirator, medicine dropper and spoon (kit)
    • Portable stereo/cd player to take to hospital and use in baby's room
    • Playard that attaches to our bed
    • Stroller & Infant Carseat
    • Rocker-glider & Ottoman
    • Cloth diapers to use as burp clothes, etc.
    • Baby Carrier for Joe
    • Diaper Bag
    • Clothes
      • 5 undershirts
      • 2 drawstring gowns
      • 3 onesies
      • lightweight sweater
      • 2 hats
      • 2 pr socks
      • 1 pr booties
      • 4 adorable outfits (we may have no use for if we're "surprised")
    • Soap
    • Shampoo
    • Vaseline
    • Cotton balls
    • laundry detergent
    • Changing pad w/cover
    • Border for decorating baby's room
    • Crib jungle activity set (w/stuffed animals & mirror)
    • 2 receiving blankets
    • Diaper stacker
    • Baby Wipes

We Do Not Yet Have:

    Priorities - things we really need to get before the baby arrives

    • Syrup of Ipecac
    • Baby book (I'm told I'll have this after the 23rd)
    • Sling (I'm told I'll have this after the 27th)

    Afterthoughts - other things it would be nice to have later on

    • Crib (registered for one)
    • Crib mattress, mattress pads
    • Crib bedding/sheets (Serendipity by Kidsline)
    • Dresser
    • Changing table
    • Decorations for baby's room
    • Swing (registered for one)
    • Childproofing supplies (outlet covers, gates, etc)
    • Dishes/utensils
    • Mobile
    • Toys
    • More diapers
    • Winter clothing

There are probably items I missed. There may be an item or 2 listed that I may find I don't end up needing at all. Advice about things to add to this list is welcome, especially since I feel a little clueless about what I need to have on hand...this being my first baby. We're planning to breastfeed and use disposable diapers - otherwise this list might look a little different!

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