Friday, March 30, 2012

If We Did it Again...

What things would you do or want to do differently if you could do it all over again? This goes whether you're planning on having kids again or not since, let's face it, we'll all at least have folks in our lives at some point who can benefit from the advice.

I imagine this list will grow over time, but so far, we've come up with:
  • Be rich enough to stay home with the kiddo (yeah, I didn't say it would be realistic)
  • Get a nursing cover that's a bit better so nursing in public is easier (close enough to weaning now that it just isn't worth it at this point)... not that I'm sure it would help since Pike simply hates being covered while eating. We usually go for bottles or cereal out in public for that reason.
  • Get more pictures printed and hung on the walls sooner
  • Have the nursery done two months in advance (apparently that's how we roll)
  • I'd probably put more clothing on the registries for a wide variety of ages
  • Wes said that he'd definitely pack the recovery room/delivery bag earlier... which he'd wanted to do anyway. D'oh.
  • Put our new knowledge of what baby products work and which ones don't to good use - which means better wish list planning and use of money
  • Get a cosleeper since that would have been nice to have, especially early on
  • Stock up on wipes as well as diapers - for some reason we did great on one but not the other. They go hand in hand, though, so I'm not sure how we missed that one. 
  • My hubby also pitched in that he'd get a membership to CareFlite. Just in case. Would have saved us several thousand dollars, so I can't disagree at all.