Catherine had said break it up into two days...I was like nah. Kim and I had registered, when I was pregnant with Stella two years ago and it was a breeze.
In Irmo's Buy Buy Baby the first section you come to is feeding. Will and I just stood there. I was like, what?...I knew the bottle brands to get but size...why do you need those huge bottles, for later I guess? Then the whole pumping section. I have no idea what I registered for in that area. All I know is I scanned the car adapter since I hear pumping on the way to work is the cool thing to do, per Emily.
I even saw a mama in there I knew, I should have pulled her aside and gotten her to help me!
By the time we got to the back of the store. I was done. We couldn't really do it on another day, we don't live there! So of course the answer was to go eat. I sent Jaimie a few texts which seemed overwhelming enough for her to sign up her latest ATL mommy friend to register with her soon!
Round two: swings, play stuff, carriers, and the scary part car seats. I'd read so much my head was swimming. It was almost as if I was avoiding that section, but when it became the only part left...we went in. First I had to school Will on seats. I also played with the thought of skipping the whole infant carrier completely and going straight to convertible. Will didn't love that idea. I was thinking money, he was thinking safety. So Infant carrier sold, that was easy. I let Will choose the color, duh:
But convertible seat...there looked to be 30 options in store, two whole rows, but really most were colors of the same few seats. In my head I had two options, Diono or Recaro...I was also cool with the Chicco. Will played around with them and moved parts all around. Also looked at things like how to remove the cover and such. Will choose this one:
I didn't take my phone in, so not many pictures...but we did get this one at the end. We were finished and somehow made it out of there with a smile! It was hours later.
P.S. Registering for your wedding is WAY easier...there is no research on the best blender or the most safe plates to get 😝