Cindy: Stick, baby, stick!! I'm getting very excited for you, but trying to contain it until you know for sure!
Car seats: We've really lucked out with our car seats. The first one we bought with Owyn was kind of a piece of junk. I didn't know much about car seats back then. It broke when we lent it out to a friend a couple years ago. We bought a First Years True Fit that Owyn used for a long time and it's currently being stored for Greta to use in a couple of months. My sister gave us her Britax Marathon now that her daughter is in a booster. Owyn is using that one now. And our friends are letting us use their Chicco Keyfit 30 for Greta right now. If it wasn't so cold outside, I'd have Greta in the True Fit right now I hate lugging the infant seat around so much. But I can bundle blankets around her in it right now to keep her warm, so I'm holding off until the weather warms up.
Owyn has been a handful lately. She recently decided it's really funny when she doesn't listen to DH and me. The more upset we get with her, the more she laughs. I try to just ignore it when she starts acting like that since any reaction I give her just fuels her fire, but man she really knows how to push my buttons sometimes! I am so ready for January to be over, too. We're still playing catch up, financially, from me being on maternity leave and all the holidays, but we'll be all caught up at the end of this month and we can have some breathing room in our budget finally. First thing on the list is to purchase some more rubbermaids, drawers and hopefully some sort of shelving for Owyn's room and get to work on organizing her stuff. I'm so overwhelmed by it right now, I just keep the door closed. I don't even want to look at it. It'll be a weekend job, I'm sure and I'll feel so much better after it's done!
It's also time to start sorting through Greta's clothes again, for the third time already since she was born! This girl is a growing machine. She currently fits quite nicely in her 3-6 month clothes and is not far from fitting into her 6 month clothes. The girl will only be 12 weeks old this week! At her check up last week, she was 12 lbs. 4 oz. Still in the higher percentiles on her height and weight. It still blows my mind to see her grow so fast since Owyn was always so little.
All this organizing is making me want a new house right now! Of course, now DH is back on his kick about building a house which I know we wouldn't be able to afford for a few more years and it's really more hassle than I want with small kids. I'd rather buy something that fits our needs while our kids are growing, then build the house we'll retire in. If we built something now, we'd have more space than we need once the kids are gone.