I'm not sure that it's okay to make yard sale into a verb. But no, I'm not even tempted. Yesterday I went to the dentist for what was supposed to be a routine exam and filling and ended up rushing to Cool Springs for an after-hours root canal at the endodontist. Since I've never had anything other than basic dental care, it was quite a scare! Even with dental insurance, my checkbook is still trembling from the shock. Fortunately my worries about leaving the baby eclipsed my fear of the dental chair, and the procedure was over before I knew it.If my grandma (mom of 10) were still here, she would be sitting in her recliner, nodding and repeating one of her favorite truisms, "Have a baby, lose a tooth."
Other news: the baby is loving the Maya Wrap! My friend Jordana, whom I met through this blog, graciously lent me hers for a test drive. It's lighter and easier to tighten than the padded NoJo sling I had. So I'll be looking for one online or at the consignment sale next week. This has been a money-saving route because I am using a convertible car seat (skipping the infant carrier, which didn't fit right in my car, anyway) and forgoing the big stroller, too. I'll use the sling until our lightweight stroller becomes appropriate.
The readers who recommended the Graco Pack 'N Play with bassinet in lieu of a crib were right. It's wonderful! In fact, I think it's even more convenient than the crib, having the changing table and organizer on the side. We were able to preserve the guest room both for our upcoming company and for showing the house. I am so grateful for the good advice!
Oh, the heirloom christening gown. One day left, and it's still missing. I got sad all over again when I showed my mom the photo of Andrew's baptism. It truly was exquisite--and totally wasted on a boy baby! The good news is that my mom found another one at the Goodwill. It must have been a God thing; in all our years of secondhand shopping, neither of us has ever run across one before. It was in the preteen department (!) for $3.49. What a blessing! I was prepared to run into Cradle Couture today and plunk down a huge amount for a replacement.