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Thanks primarily to [livejournal.com profile] telemicus and [livejournal.com profile] essara_lemuroid, we now have enough 0-3 and 3-6 month clothing to last us... well... 6 months or so :) I don't think Leif had this much clothing!

And enough newborn disposable diapers to last a little while (I'm thinking 3 days, despite the fact that they take up a good half our under-sink cabinet).

It's so nice to know we wouldn't have to run out and buy anything if baby were to show up soon. Except wipes. Need a pack of those.

I feel quite content right now.

And I'm excited about the idea of passing it all on to someone else when we're done with it so that they may experience the same joy of not worrying about where the money for baby stuff is going to come from :)

(Part of me has a hard time letting go, and fears we won't be this lucky should another baby come along. But storage is trouble and I'm not really planning another in the immediate future (I'm thinking no more AT LEAST until Leif is out of a car seat and baby is good and potty learned and all that (not that Leif is all that far from 100% (and nested parenthesis are love))) and "give and ye shall receive"/karma/all that type of stuff.)

DSL is really truly supposed to work tomorrow. We'll see about that.
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One of the things we've received secondhand is a big old playpen. Emphasis on big. I want one of the little ones with a bassinet to use as a safe place for naps, and this just doesn't fit the bill - it's a kid cage and that's all. Not really what we're looking for.

Last night I decided to go ahead and stick it up on freecycle (the message still hasn't gone through, in fact). I'm sure I could get $25 or so on craigslist for it, but since I got it for free and it was close to something I did need, it didn't feel right.

Today I stopped by the SPCA thrift store on a whim. They had an Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper. For $5.50.

Those of you who are parents probably know what a deal that is.

It's older, so I'm not sure what the actual value would be if I resold it (a newer one would be around $75), but a quick glance doesn't reveal any recalls for them. All parts seem to be there, along with three sheets. I'm not sure it 100% fits our needs - I know it can be used as a playyard, but does the side come up so that it can be used as a bassinet without being attached to a bed? But even if not, we can almost certainly trade it for something that does fit our needs perfectly.

The only downside is that now I don't get a chance to test my bedlike item on the registry hypothesis :)

I like when things work out.

ETA: Even better, [livejournal.com profile] rubbrduckage was the first to reply to the freecycle post. Yay, it's going to someone nice and I won't have to deal with flaky pickups and all that!
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I hate it when I don't write often enough, and then have a ton of things I want to write about.

I'm in Coronado now. I was walking down Orange Avenue this afternoon and found myself wondering why the hell I planned to stay here this long. Well, I know why - my grandparents paid for the trip, and I wanted them to get their money's worth of Leif. But I don't really have anything to do here. I don't know anyone I'd consider a friend who's still around. Well one might be, but I'm not sure what she thinks of me right now.

[livejournal.com profile] nuitfaerie or [livejournal.com profile] bongo3045, perhaps you have some insight on this. Last year Margret emailed me, updating me on her life. I wrote back and updated her on my life, including that I was pregnant. I haven't heard from her since. I didn't imagine that the unwed mom thing would be enough to scare her away, but it's the only thing I can think of. Or maybe she just got busy and forgot to respond, though that seems a little odd.

Anyways, I'm here without a whole lot to do for fun and excitement except cross the picket line into Vons and admire the empty aisles. And that gets old pretty fast. We're going to the zoo one day this week, and I'll probably take Leif to the beach to show him the sand. Friday is the annual Christmas parade, which might be vaguely entertaining.

I also get to leave Leif with my dad or grandparents and get some time on my own! Yay! Who would have thought the idea of going to read at a coffee shop or the library all by myself for a few hours would be so exciting.

The library looks weird. They added a new wing onto the back, and it clashes with the old style. Perhaps it will look better when they're done with the remodelling.

The first part of the new high school is supposed to be finished during Christmas break. It's the same style as the other new schools. The building next to the cafeteria has been torn down, so I guess that's next in line.

Thanksgiving went well. Leif loved his pumpkin pie baby food. I have a feeling he isn't going to tolerate the bland stuff. The other day I gave him a dill pickle spear to play with when he was fussing because we were eating, and he was quite happy chewing away on it. Who would have thought a 5 month old would like pickles?

I should go. Leif wants attention.


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