Friday, September 3, 2010


I officially feel like I am the worst mom and I am not even a mom yet. I think about everything that I need to do everyday. I make lists. I look at endless amounts of "baby things" online everyday. And I still have not done a thing. I went to some consignment sale in rogers the other night thinking that this is finally it. I am finally going to start purchasing baby items and this whole thing is going to seem that much more real to me. It was a nightmare. Obviously I could not take on this challenge by myself so I asked my so much more experienced at everything in life sister to go with me.
The second I walked in, I didn't know what to do. I wasn't sure if we were supposed to start running like it was a black friday sale or if we just casually browsed through things. I realized it was in between crazy and casual. By the time I had this figured out, my sister already had about three items in her hands and then before I knew it she was out of my sight. She left me on the aisle with those things you put babies in that vibrate and shake. My only knowledge of this device was from a Sex and the City episode where it literally saved Miranda's life because her baby would not stop crying. I decided what if my baby does that and this is my life saving device, so I stared at it for about five minutes. I pressed buttons, I checked for tears, I looked around panicked realizing that five more minutes just went by.

I finally realized I needed advice, so I set out to find my sister. Along the way I realized that these people are professionals. By this point everybody had laundry baskets (no one told me you were supposed to bring things like this) full of items. Along the way I come across strollers, high chairs, clothes and more clothes. Finally, I found her. She was one of those people. At this point she had about three more items (six total) and was working her way through a pile of something. I told her about the thing you put babies in that vibrates. Before I got done explaining all that it does and how this is what Meredith used in Sex and the City, she told me to hurry and go get it.

As I made my way back over there, I started getting excited about my first baby purchase. I stared at it for five more minutes and then went and got the woman in green so that she could mark it as sold for me. She was about to put the tag on it when I began asking 20 questions. She was very helpful and patient with me. She guessed that this was my first baby and I told her this was also my first purchase for the baby. I am still not sure exactly what she said, but I decided after talking to her I should not purchase it. Keep in mind, I can be talked out of anything.

I went to try to find my sister again feeling defeated. She asked me where it was and I told her sadly that I was talked out of it. My sister knows me too well and was able to talk me back into it in two seconds. Keep in mind I can usually be talked into things too. She knows this. So I go back. My mom calls right when I am picking up the vibrating thing that you put babies in to let me know there is a tornado on the ground. (She does this a lot). I told her about my purchase, and for some reason I felt talked out of it again. I hung up once again feeling defeated.

I went out to find my sister again, growing fully aware of how much stuff everyone seems to have in their laundry baskets at this point. She asked me if I got it and I had to tell her no. This time it was mom that made me feel talked out of it. This is when she decided it is time to go with me to look at this thing. She tells me it is a good deal and I will absolutely love it. After staring at it for a little bit longer, she then made a comment about how maybe I could just have her old one. That did it for me. There was no way I was going to purchase this thing you put babies in that vibrates.

By this point it was about time to go. I decided to just glance at a few things to see if any of the professional baby shoppers left me anything. I found a pair of black maternity leggings from target that were $3.00. I almost bought them and then decided that it would be even more depressing to walk away with leggings for me when I came to shop for my little one.

So I sat in a chair while my sister purchased all of her items and called Nathan to let him know that I was not getting anything for baby Tucker.

Which brings me to my next big news.....:)

We have decided on a name. Tucker Alan Hill. :) That is the first time I typed it.

Several of you probably have quit reading at this point so I will be sure to announce it in my next blog so you don't miss out.

Thanks for caring :)


  1. ha. you're silly. remember, my first consignment experience was not much different - i bought a breast pump. How thrilling. And don't forget when I went to register and was about to break down in TEARS cause I didn't know what in the hell to buy - and then a MAN started educating me and mom on what the best breastpumps/accessories were. We all go through it :) But just wait - when little Tucker gets here you'll be AMAZED at your abilities and "talents" you never knew you had. Tucker already has the best mommy in the world, and it will all be worth it when he tells you that someday and prefers his mommy over anyone (well - except maybe "Na-Na" - he seems to be more popular than mommy sometimes in our house!)

  2. This post absolutely terrified me. I don't blame you one bit for acting the way you did--I would have been the exact same!

    LOVE the name!