Seeing as we are not traveling at the moment and the only thing on my mind is my constantly growing mid-section, this blog will be temporarily hijacked for the next 5 months. Yep, it’s baby time. Okay, let’s get real it will probably be hijacked indefinitely. Frankly, I don’t think the three people who actually read this thing will mind. I can promise you it’s not going to go full-on turbo baby blog because that’s just not our style. And, no one really wants to read one more post about sore nipples or stretch marks. Oh, and they’re out there. In the past four months I’ve read my fair share of baby product reviews, diaper debates, the guilt of working mothers, lactation problems, and a plethora of other posts about the joys of parenthood. It’s the most studying I’ve done on any subject since college and I’m just getting started.

It’s kind of funny when you stop to think about all the prep work that goes into bringing a baby into the world now days. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun prep work but women have been having babies long before The Bump app was around to tell us when to expect bleeding gums and give recommendations for cocoa butter (a very helpful app for first-time preggos by the way).The options for products, books, vitamins, baby do-dads and even pregnancy apps is overwhelming. At the end of the day, don’t these little people just need a place to sleep, some diapers to poop in and food? I hope so! It probably doesn’t help that I’m not a shopper by nature, so it’s hard to even know where to start.

I do know this–if I was forced out of my comfy warm digs into a strange new place, I’d appreciate a nice place to sleep. So, I think we will start there, with a crib. Any recommendations for cribs? What’s the best way to dive into the baby shopping bonanza?

Cheers to breast pump shopping,