I've still got lots leftover from my other kiddos in terms of clothing and baby gear, although we need a new infant carseat this time around, b/c ours is now expired. But recently I've been toying with just starting out with a Britax convertible this time around and foregoing the baby bucket phase altogether, since we honestly rarely use it as a carrier (AND that's what my huge collection of baby carriers are for, of course!
) Ooh, which reminds me, I will making the new baby his/her very own sling. Fun!
I have lots of cloth dipes and wool, but everything fitted in sizes NB, SM, and MD is super-girly, since I've had two girlies in a row and didn't CD DS2 until he was a toddler. So if this babe's a boy (and yes, we peek, that's actually one of my great joys of pg
), I have some knitting/sewing/shopping to do. More fun!
I think I need a new wetbag or two. And our baby bouncer bit the dust a while back, so I might replace it -- our local Mother of Twins Club holds a huge biannual sale (coming up next month) that is always a good place to snag baby equipment, so I may scope that out. I need to dust off my Medela PIS (especially if I have another preemie, 3 of my 5 have been) and make sure it's still running, just in case.
We co-sleep, so we sold our gorgeous, hardwood, Italian-made laundry receptacle (aka CRIB) 4 babies ago, when it became obvious it would never see any real use. I have a pack n' play w/bassinett and changing inserts that I usually keep by the bedside for the first few months (and honestly, it's usually only there to hold all the baby's junk, and only very rarely the baby itself
) and then later on, we can always start the baby off for the night in one of our other beds. My gf has an Amby baby hammock that looks so amazing and cozy, but it's super $$$ and I really can't justify it for one (and final) babe.
I think my only major *want* this time around is a Combi double stroller. We only own a single stroller, and it's fine, but Sophie is still such a peanut (22 lbs. at almost 3 yrs. old) and she tires far more easily than my other toddlers did due to her disabilities, so I can see a real use for a double stroller with a second little one. We'll see if I can talk DH into that one.
Oh, gosh, speaking of having to persuade DH, I almost forgot about our biggest (and by far most $$$$) NEED. Gulp. A new vehicle! Baby #6 makes 8 of us, and our Odyssey seats 7. This is a problem. DH appears to be a bit in denial of this quite obvious dilemma, and has been rumbling about waiting to get a larger vehicle until AFTER the baby is born. Um, I don't think so.
: Do you all really think he can possibly hold out against the fully unleashed powers of a pg nesting wife? Poor guy -- he doesn't stand a chance!