For the stroller, we decided on the Baby Jogger City Mini in black (Carl liked green and I liked purple -- black seemed like the best compromise). We looked at a few others, including the Mountain Buggy and the Uppababy, but this was our favorite (it was more affordable, too!). The stroller is practical and very well-engineered. Plus, it isn't too tall so I'll be comfortable pushing it around. We decided to wait on most of the add-on accessories (we'll decide later what we really need/want), but the one accessory I had to have now is the cup holder (er, "liquid holster"). We also ordered a car seat adapter, which will allow us to attach the car seat directly to the stroller.
|This stroller is orange (obviously), but we ordered it in black.|
Today, we decided to shop for a crib. Selecting a crib should be easy, but for me it has been an overwhelming task. I mean, there are so many choices. Among those choices, though, I don't really see many differences (except in price). Anyway, we're leaning toward the Sorelle Tuscany Crib/Changer. I'll probably order it tonight.
|I had no idea crib shopping would be so hard.|
As for decor for the baby's room, we decided quite a while ago to forgo anything frilly and pink in favor of a nature/animal theme. For some reason I thought I would be able to carefully select each item, but who I am kidding? I did not inherit my mom's talent for home decorating. Fortunately, Carl and I both agree that the Carter's Forest Friends Collection is the perfect choice.