Well, it’s been confirmed, I have some very big news.
I’m pregnant with baby #2! My chubster is going to be a big brother. It’s still early, I’m still in my first trimester. I just couldn’t wait to share the news with everyone.
I’ve been diligently saving my firstborn’s baby items. I have clothes and blankets washed, folded and sorted by size in plastic bins in the basement. The swing and bassinet are disassembled and stored safely away.
The only thing that needs to be replaced is the infant car seat/carrier. Ours was a hand-me-down and by the time my son outgrew it, there were beginning to be signs of stress in the plastic. Since we’ll only need to purchase this one item for our new baby, I’m looking forward to shopping for it. Maybe I can find a great deal.
I must admit, I’m a little bit nervous about what this first trimester will mean for my frugal endeavors. Last time, I had round-the-clock nausea that caused me to lose eight pounds. I had strange food aversions that changed minute by minute. In my fourth month of pregnancy, the doctor finally put me on medication to ease my suffering. I hope that this time around, I’m a bit less useless.
At least I know that this baby will be born into a debt-free household. And if I find that the only thing that sounds appealing is a cheeseburger and a big bag of pluots & gummi bears, we can make room in the budget.
No matter how it goes, something tells me that life is about to get just a little bit crazier.