If you glance northeast on this page, you’ll see a link to our registry in the sidebar. A few people have hit us up for it. Voila!
If you’ve ever had a baby or gotten married, you know the stress. It’s a gamble: you want to pick out nice stuff, but you don’t want to go overboard. You realize you’re 100% at the mercy of the kindness of loved ones, but you hate to impose. You know that no one is as excited/obsessed/freaked out by the idea of your children as you are, but you’re hoping everyone’s teeny bit excited. At least excited enough to hook you up.
Of course, my lizard brain invents reasons to feel guilty and even the act of posting a baby registry on our blogs feels, for some reason, like a big imposition on the world, as if everyone’s going to feel obligated or something. I know, I know.
Carey has fretted a great deal over what to choose. It’s an odd experience picking a style for three people you’ve never met. Weird stuff occurs to you, like you’re splitting the atom or something:
“What if we only ever had them in little suits and fedoras? Gangster babies!”
“We could dress them like old people. Give them each little cardigans.”
“What about a race car bed instead of a crib? Doesn’t every little boy want a race car bed?”
“We might want to avoid anything with corporate logos on it. For, I don’t know, some reason.”
Eventually, you veer everything back toward the sensible because, pete’s sake, what’s the matter with you anyway?
As far as the registry itself goes, the geniuses over at Babyli.st have done the Lord’s work and provided a very cool baby registry service, all for free. Rather than sending people to Target for this, Babies-R-Us for that, Amazon for whatever, it’s all in one handy, centralized location. And, as is often the case with registries, sometimes you find the exact same thing at another site or out in the real world. Easy peasy, you just reserve it and do as thou wilt. A simple idea that everybody should use. Good on you, Babyli.st.
Also, admittedly, we still have a handful of items to add, but, with Carey’s shower coming up, we had to post it with most of the items we know we’ll need.
We’ve been truly blessed to have such wonderful, selfless people in our lives who are sympathetic to our situation and have offered help in the form of gifts and time. We really are thankful for anything and everything, from prayers and well wishes to the triplet cribs you had to pick up that extra paper route to pay for.