Half way through Week 10 now.
Yesterday I felt extra suffocated so I had to go buy new undergarments. My bff said that she changed twice, so I kept that in mind not to get too many new ones. Got 3 new ones and that costs me $120ish! Oh well, comfort is number 1 right?
These days, we started looking out for baby fairs, many of our friends said that they got good deals at these fairs, but of course the downside was to squeeze through the crowd. And I reckon that it would be a good time for us to go now when my big tummy has not shown up. I also heard the crowd at such fairs are unfeeling and they will push and bump into you as though you are not pregnant.
There is 2 baby fairs going on next week in fact, one at Expo Hall 4 and one at Suntec. Both Friday – Sunday. 11am – 9pm. Im hoping to make it for the Expo one on Friday evening, hopefully the crowd is not so thick, and the suntec one on Sat as I will already be in town area for my Oscar scan.
Recently I also sent in enquiries to quote for a Confinement Lady from agencies. We are still undecided if we should hire a confinement nanny for the 28 days confinement period, or get my MIL or my mom to help. But the problem is that both our moms are working, they could take turns and we wont need them to cook as we can cater confinement meals. This will kinda ease their load. We probably only need help in taking care of baby especially since we are first time parents and this family support is well appreciated.
Next we started thinking about Cot or Playpen. Cots are study and hard and babies may stick their hand and legs out which may pose as a danger. Playpens are soft and safe, but it also means that it may be bad for baby’s spine cos of the softness of it. Both seem to be adjustable according to age so it wont pose as a problem.
And then the next important big item is stroller and car seat. Although I find that we do not need a $500 or $700 stroller/pram, I still need to find a suitable one, hopefully a one hand operation, not too heavy, can fit into my car boot and must be able to support weight of a baby bag hung on it. Car Seat has to be easy to install, back facing, light. Im not sure if I want the kind where there is a handle so we can transport baby out together with the car seat as and when we need to.
Oh gosh, so many things to consider and money doesn’t fall from the sky.
But its never too late to start thinking about all these!