My list of things that need to be done this week are rather extraordinary.  Just the normal errands, meal planning, grocery shopping, date night, laundry, home projects, etc. that has gone overdue and is piling up all at the same time.

Last night as I was laying in bed I realized I have not purchased a single thing for this baby.  And not only that, I don’t even know where to begin.  I do have some clothes saved from the girls, along with some blankets and keepsakes, but I pretty much got rid of all my baby stuff after Stella was through with it.  I still need a carseat, a crib, a bouncy seat/swing/whatever else they make these days, a high chair, a stroller…  With my first baby I think we tried to plan for one of everything and this time around I would like to get as minimal as possible.

So for all you baby experts, what were your absolute must-have baby items?  What was worth the splurge, and what could you have lived without?  Being that my last pregnancy was almost 4 years ago, I know there’s a whole new world of baby gear that I haven’t yet experienced.

I figure since I’m half way through this pregnancy, now might be a good time to get a game plan. 😉

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!