Conquering The Baby Department

Despite the crazytrain emotional or mental or whatever block I’ve been having, I managed to walk into through the baby department at my local megamart and I only had a very small anxiety attack. I don’t what my damm problem is. Most people look forward to getting tons of new stuff. I look at all that stuff and I just feel overwhelmed and underinformed. Jeez…the baby will need stuff. I have to be responsible for choosing that stuff. I have to be doing research on said stuff. I want my baby to have what it needs.

Then I ran into an acquaintance from high school. I told her I was pregnant and she said she “didn’t even know I was married”. First time I’ve run into that. Guess I’ll have to get used to it. I just said, “Oh I’m not married, I’m having the baby on my own.” The look on her face said, “Oh, an accident” But before she could say anything I said I was very excited about expecting a baby. I’m thinking it’s going to be an ongoing thing to handle these situations without choking someone with ladylike grace.

I did manage to buy a little something for my Sweet Pea.
See, I can provide.
I will provide.
God, help me provide.

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7 comments on “Conquering The Baby Department

  1. Lists! That's what's been curbing my anxiety…I haven't had the nerve to go shopping yet but I've started making lists of all the things people, books & websites say Baby & I will need.

  2. I think it's great that you're taking baby steps (no pun intended) into this enormous part of motherhood. You're doing a wonderful job keeping yourself from being overwhelmed. I'm sure your pocketbook appreciates it :)And I have no doubt you are going to handle those questions/comments with ladylike grace –you're off to a great start!

  3. It's all in the other person's reaction – I've had several people say the married thing to them, and if they react with pleasant curiosity instead of the "oh, an accident" look, it doesn't bother me in the slightest. But the "accident" people – they drive me crazy.Find a friend with a baby or two and have her go with you to the baby store (not the baby department) and pick out the things you MUST have. There's actually not that many things. The rest will come as you go. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Awwww, so glad you were able to get your feet wet with the baby stuff by making your first purchase! I can understand your reservation or hesitancy or whatever you want to call it. I think your still in shock that your pregnant! LOLThat's the problem with getting through the announcements with your closest friends…it's the awkwardness of explaining (or not) your choice/circumstances to aquaintances or casual friends. Screw em! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I still think it's fun to see their reactions, but I'm evil like that! xoxoxox

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