Good timing with it, too since this is our last day on this thread and it sure is long!
I loved shopping at Target for maternity during my last pregnancy, but now they have that contract with Liz Lange. Her stuff doesn't fit me right, looks terrible on me and I hate all the synthetic fabric. Plus they price her stuff high enough that it isn't that much of a bargain. I surfed around last night and the cheapest shirts at Target online were more expensive than my selective sale shopping at gap and old navy, plus the quality is better at gap and old navy, IMO. The 2 s/s shirts I had before were In Due Time, the target house brand, and they are way too short now, though they were really nice in early pregnancy-I didn't feel like I was wearing a sack.
I also got some new panties-finally! My last pregnancy I liked all the over the belly stuff, but it is really bugging me this pregnancy. My problem is I am short waisted so regular fit panties, even the under belly variety, are too long in the crotch so I have wedgies all day. Not fun. I went with Victoria's secret low rise bikinis in a size larger than I usually wear and they are perfect. I love VS undies, never get wedgies. It's a beautiful thing. Plus they are having a sale, 5 for $20, so they are comparable in price to maternity panties.
Got my hug-a-bub last night. So excited! Of course ds refused to get in it so I haven't yet tried it out. Don't know if I will before baby gets here, the belly kind of screws with things.
So I sold a stroller to a mama here. Well, I wanted to sell it, but I ended up trading for most of the cost and getting paypal for shipping. But with secure packing I had to buy and the extra weight of the box, the shipping costs went over the amount she gave me by about $9. The original deal was that I would have $6 in cash at the end. She needed it so badly and really didn't have much to spend that I feel like I can't really say anything, but that whole transaction just sucked. My humanitarianism gets the better of me sometimes. I traded for stuff I don't really need, it's just she needed it so badly and I wasn't going to use it and I CAN use the stuff she's sending, I just don't NEED it. I also ate it on some shipping charges for stuff I sold on e-bay. I have a postage scale and I weighed the stuff with the packaging and somehow the e-bay calculator gave me a lower price than the UPS store. I am pretty irritated. It wasn't as bad as the stroller, a dollar here and there, but my prices were already really low and I only charge a $2 handling fee per order plus actually shipping, not a flat rate, so if the shipping is more, that $2 doesn't go very far. Dh said this has been a learning experience. No kidding.
Oh, I saw some blue canoe bras on the TP (not my size) but I like the way they looked so I ended up at the site last night. All cotton bras with no underwire in sizes larger than C! I have been looking for something like that forever! I know they make nursing bras w/o underwires in large cup sizes, but nursing bras look so much like, well, nursing bras. And the ones that aren't that bad, like Bravado, aren't very supportive for me. So I ordered 2 different styles and I am going to try them out. They were less than $30 each. I was surprised. That is less than my Medela nursing bras or the VS bras I am wearing now (I wore these all through my last pg, they don't make the style anymore, and they are so gross looking I don't really want to put them next to my body. Ew).
We got our bed yesterday. First of all, I'd like to say that after sleeping on a broken down mattress on the floor, sleeping on a new mattress and box spring (w/o bed frame) is really weird. I was so high up! And had this really weird sense of vertigo like the side of the bed was sloping down b/c I am so used to it sloping up. And the space...though ds did fall off the edge last night. Not enough to cry or anything, but then I was paranoid all night so I think we are going to have to build a platform for his mattress. MIL seemed to think that having his mattress much lower than ours was a good thing. She has never really approved of cosleeping, especially as he has gotten older and we don't show signs of removing him from our bed. I told her that the baby falling off the bed was not my idea of transitioning him to his own. It was a lighthearted conversation and I actually didn't get mad, but it was a little sad that she didn't get it.
Anyway, this is super long and ds is getting irritated with me, so I'll go. Happy Saturday!