Time is sneaking up on me! I am 31 weeks already and feel like I am not prepared at all for this baby to arrive.
Yesterday I got ambitious and organized all the baby/kid clothes, put them in boxes, labeled them, and rearranged the closet in the kids' room! I really only need NB, 0-3, and 3-6m clothes.. all of those that I had got donated to a friend- who is planning on giving them back as soon as we're able to meet up.
We really need to buy a van. Not only is DF carless at the moment, but there is just no way we can fit an infant seat in our car we have now (infant + convertible + booster). So we have about $1000, give or take, to work with. Anyone have a cheap older van that doesn't need repairing all the time, they'd recommend? We could use that $1000 for a down payment, but I just don't want a car payment and more expensive insurance.. financing isn't totally out of the question if we can't find a decent van in our pricerange.
My neighbor just bought a 2000 Honda Odyssey for around 5000-ish? It's in great condition! Runs great and still looks great! We ended up trading in our new(er) Outback for a nice 2006 Toyota Sienna and we love it. That cost us about $18,000 total though, but we were able to pay with cash with the trade in. So those two vans seem to be very reliable in my experience.