So here’s how we’re divvying up the overwhelming amount of baby-related information to learn in Novak land. It’s really quite simple, I take care of anything that has to do with my body, including:
- Pregnancy Health/Nutrition
Nick gets everything else like:
- Creating the Registry
- Stuff Research and Acquisition
- Diaper Methodology/Selection of Brand (Cloth vs. Biodegrable are the current options on the table)
- Sleep Patterns & Schedules
Now, I know you all think I’m a psycho when it comes to planning, but I tell you, my husband puts me to shame. Ever since we found out about ‘blueberry’ he’s been researching around the clock. If I’m being honest, I can only handle about an hour of baby research a day before my brain shuts down. He’s logging upward of 4 hours a day (more on weekends) and if we’re not reading, then he wants us watching product videos on YouTube or Baby Documentaries on Netflix. I’m totally loving his involvement and commitment to this, but seriously, I’VE CREATED A MONSTER!
Case in point: Last night he asked me to text around to my Manila friends and see if I could find a life-sized baby doll that we could practice swaddling and diaper changing on! :) Yes, he’s that guy. Doesn’t matter if we’re doing a trial run for a natural disaster, terrorist attack or parenting – we treat all preparations with equal importance…
So you can see why I wasn’t surprised when he called me up at lunch Monday and told me that he’d found ‘THE’ STROLLER (Perhaps I should remind you that we’re only 8 weeks along). I’m not sure when other people get strollers, but it feels a wee bit early, no? Not for the Novaks. Less than two hours later I saw the confirmation come through from Amazon letting me know that we were the proud owners of the Britax B-Ready Stroller!
So since everyone in our household is hyped up over our new SUPER-STROLLER, I thought we’d give you a little preview! First, a 1 minute video highlighting it’s benefits:
As you can see it’s a modular stroller, so the beauty of it is that different seats can be configured and placed based on the size and number of children you have. For the early infant stages, the carrier will be able to go directly from the car seat holder to the stroller like this.
Once the baby gets past the infant stage, we move to this configuration (the baby can also face the other way too):
And in the event that I ever let Nick impregnate me again and we have a toddler AND infant at the same time, we could do this:
And now, I must stop playing around on the computer and go join my husband to review a cost-benefit analysis he’s prepared that compares the total economic and environmental costs of Biodegradable Disposables vs. Cloth Diapers (along with his final recommendation). I know you think I’m kidding, but I am oh-so-very-serious…
Stayed tuned for more updates from Baby Central!