This twin thing is NO JOKE! We knew it would be expensive but man it just keeps adding up and they are not even here yet. We have two kids so we knew all the stuff that we need, we had an idea what it would cost and knowing we would need two of most things we also knew it would cost more but seeing the numbers on paper….SCARY! The initial shock was when I finally got the amount we are going to have to pay in daycare for 3 children. Sure they give a discount for a third child but it isn’t a 100% discount so it really doesn’t matter..ha! We saved much of Judge’s things for that “someday” when we have another baby. Well that is great but now we need more.
Last week we went to check out Bye Bye Baby, we don’t have one close to us, so we made a day of it. We found a stroller that will work well for us, it can accommodate 3 kids and doesn’t need its own seat in the van because it’s so big. However this stroller is like a car, you want anything beyond the standard base model that will cost extra. You need an another seat…extra, you need two car seat adapters…extra extra, you want the glider board for your toddler….extra. We also went over to IKEA to check out cribs. We found one online we really liked and was within our budget but wanted to see it in person to make sure it was sturdy and safe. Well of course this IKEA doesn’t carry that model. Neither do the other 2 that are within driving distance AND it is a non-shippable item.
We have started a list of the essentials that we need before our two angels get here. We thought OK let’s make one major purchase a month. However our list is growing faster than we have months. You know what though these babies are coming in a few months regardless of if they have the deluxe stroller, their own cribs, new carpet in their nursery or a stockpile of bottles and clothes. They have two moms who already love them and an abundance of family and friends waiting to snuggle them.