We looked at our first big baby item.
It was surreal.
It went something like this:
We were going to Target to buy towels, since we were at Target and the Bath section is right near the BABY section we decided what the hell, let's take a look at the strollers.
This was a huge step for us. We've never looked at baby items together.
We've never even walked through a baby section together.
It was like a wave of insanity had swept over us. WE WERE TEMPTING FATE.
Unfortunately Target's stroller section sucks. Do not buy a stroller at Target.
All 5 of the strollers were on a shelf at the level of my head and tethered so that you couldn't even put them on the floor to experiment with them.
Target = Baby Stroller Fail.
But since we had made this giant leap to actually looking at baby strollers and there's a Babies R Us right next door to Target we figured WHY NOT? We'd already tempted fate by daring to look at the strollers at Target anyway, what's it gonna hurt to look at the EXACT SAME ITEM at another store?
So, into Babies R Us we go.
Have you ever been to a Babies R Us?
Babies R Us is overwhelming.
There are babies everywhere.
And lots of preggie ladies.
I felt like an imposter, like we didn't really belong there.
Like I wasn't pregnant ENOUGH to be there.
But we'd already walked through the door, THERE WAS NO GOING BACK NOW, so I stuck my belly out as far as I could and we marched ourselves over to the stroller section. I couldn't even look at the cute tiny clothes, I kept my eyes well above eye level and stared straight ahead to the giant sign that said STROLLERS. Avoiding glancing around us for fear of all the anxiety producing baby items. Do we really need all of these things?
Once in the stroller section HALLELUJAH you can play with ALL of the strollers. YAY FOR BABIES R US!
So, play we did.
Right away a cute purple one caught my eye and really how else are you supposed to pick out a stroller? Clearly it all starts with looks, just like you know...everything.
So, purple stroller became the object of our affection as we marveled at all the buttons, levers, maneuverability and versatility that it had to offer.
In a nutshell we played with exactly ONE and if I had to buy a stroller tomorrow that would be the one I would buy.
It comes with the carseat that snaps in. It's light. I could fold it up on my own. I could pull the carseat out on my own. It had a versatile handle that can easily be changed for height differences and...it's purple! What else can you possibly need in a stroller?
Even if this kid is a boy I think he can handle a purple stroller.
I think Dom can too.
Of course we didn't buy anything (that would be insane!) but we LOOKED.
And then we pretty much ran out of there.
Progress people. Progress.
Of course now I never want to go into a baby store again.
I vaguely remember a version of myself that used to love going to baby stores to buy presents for friends baby showers, who the hell was that girl? And where is she when I need her?
Anyone else tempt fate lately?