Thursday, August 19, 2010

Babies are EXPENSIVE!!

Ok, ok....I've always known that having a baby is expensive....BUT I didn't realize how much it cost just to get the nursery ready to go minus the painting. Dan and I went to Babies R Us today for the 1st time EVER!! I've been there to buy gifts but being in there with Dan and shopping for our baby...way too surreal!! Let's just say I was beaming!! We initially went there to look at furniture. Dan wanted to explore what types of styles there are and what the cost is. It was a fun experience and I look forward to more trips to Babies R Us and wherever else to buy our baby supplies. The furniture set (a crib and dresser/changer combo) we loved, cost in the range of $1000 - $1200...EEKKK!! Soooo, since I'm "working from home" I'm researching crib recalls, crib reviews and cheaper places to buy!!

UPDATE on Journey:
We are in the process of having our birthmother letter printed @ a professional printer. Once they are finished we will mail it off to AdoptHelp. We are also working on who to contact for our Home Study.

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  1. Best advice is don't ever buy something there that isn't on sale or with a coupon. They have a big sale coming up on the 27th with a trade in, bring in an older item (think a $5.00 car seat from a garage sale) and get a voucher for 25% of any one item you wish to use it on in the entire store... what a deal right! Make sure you are on their mailing list so you can get those coupon deals and have fun! :D

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  2. Great advice Sarah! Kris and I have registered at Huggies.com, Babies R Us and Motherhood (they send all sorts of coupons). I don't know if you have one of these around you, but you may want to see if you can find one: http://www.jbfsale.com/default.cfm

    A lot of there stuff is either gently used or new with tags still on it (it's amazing how much stuff people buy and never get a chance to use for their kids). Kris and I are going to start painting once the interior designer comes with suggested colors (we're repainting the entire house) and the nice thing is; we pay her $75, she chooses all colors for the entire house and we paint. Not a bad deal since I suck at colors and Kris painted before we bought furniture (nothing matches now). :o)

    Anyhow; call if you need anything!

    A couple other great places to sign up for:

    thebump.com
    whattoexpected.com
    babycenter.com

    Hope all is going well!

    Linds

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