We somewhat shamefully still have enough gift cards from our baby shower to cover the cost of the stroller we wanted, but we are really running out of space to put things for a baby that doesn't yet exist, and so we've been putting it off. We already have a back storage room that has our carseat, two bases, a red flyer wagon, bottle sterilizer, pack 'n play...and that doesn't count the drawer in the kitchen full of bottles, bowls, utensils, trees and flowers for the Lawn drying thingie...or the things upstairs in the nursery like the mini Nuna play yard thing for infants or the baby carrier or the vibrating bouncy seat thing or the play mat that lies under the crib.
For some reason, adding the stroller, for as much as it folds compactly, seemed like a proverbial straw.
And yet, I am nervous. What if our carseats, which are now a year and a half old, don't fit newer strollers? Do they remain compatible for longer periods of time than I fear? Has our stroller already become obsolete? I know I could call the store, but I just don't want to at the moment.
We don't drive past the big baby store often, but when we do I'm wracked with guilt. I should buy the damn stroller. What's one more thing?
Maybe that's what February will be. The Month We Buy the Stroller. It would be nice if it was also The Month We Became Parents, too, but at least the stroller is within my control.
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