Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Baby Shopping

Well time is quickly sneaking up on me with this whole baby thing. If all goes well (fingers and toes crossed) the little one will be here in less than two months.

Ok Jdid, no time to panic.

So I/we've (de wife and I) started doing some baby shopping in preparation for the new arrival. Well its been less like shopping and more like looking cause nothing much has been bought yet. Just some shopping forays to get an idea about what we need and how much it costs.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comWell what can I say. Its been quite an experience. I've been looking at strollers, playpens ( I thought they had a different function mind you), cribs (unfortunately not the type featured on MTV), car seats and a whole lot of other baby stuff. Its actually quite a bit of info to ingest but so far its been interesting.

Strollers, prams, sorry they call them travel systems if ya please now, in themselves are like a whole course that should be taught to soon to be parents. I mean the range and diversity in colors, number of wheels, size of wheels, weight, adjustments and materials are amazing. Its enough to make me call them baby cars because there seem to be about as many makes and models as your average automobile. I mean they even make three wheel jogging strollers these days. What will they think of next!

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAnd they have interesting names too; the Euro, the Passage, the Spree. Boy when the lady at the store tell me about the Spree, I was thinking Spreewells and saying to myself "boy these days they even making baby prams with spinners!" I aint buying no baby carriage with no spinners though next thing ya know baby talking bout "sitting on dubs" and want me buy him/her bling bling. Imagine if I have a chile like that, looking like lil'John or one of those dudes. Yeaaaahhh! What!! Ok I'm bugging. Sounds like a nice Chappell skit though.

Oh and as an aside why is it in Scarborough town centre all the strollers are locked down while I can go to the Eaton Centre and fool around with any stroller in the said same department stores. I must live in a bad area, people tiefing strollers lawd ave mercy!

Next baby post: Baby classes and why I'm still traumatized! (Coming next week possibly)

26 comments:

Inside Man said...

Be afraid, be very afraid........

Nat said...

jdid!!! i have missed reading your witty pieces. I am sure u are as excited as afraid about the whole baby thing but im sure u will do great and i am sure the baby will be inspiration for many blog posts to come.. out of curiosity do u know the sex of the baby?
i have been seriously MIA but am back with a vengance so hit up my blog now and then as i am back to regular posting

Scratchie said...

No ghettofabulous baby in here at all....

Urban Sista said...

More stuff to shop for! A woman's dream :) I can't wait to hear about the classes -- please write about it soon, I need a good laugh ;)

Amadeo said...

I hate some of the "Extra" stuff they put out there to spend on babies/children. My co-workers think I'll be a bad father cause I say thinks like..."let them kids go flip on a mattress" or "Give them an empty box".

Lene said...

hahahaha @ STC

That's right! Don't you remember when teenagers smashed and grabbed all the shoe stores? I had people trying to sell me left feet of shoes for weeks. Now those shoes have bungee cords on them. They are shackled to the counter like Kunta's foot... smh

ThandieLand said...

Yah man, tings will be copacetic ...make sure you enjoy the journey, all of it, an doh worry too much about the destination.

Anonymous said...

Happy day ahead!!

4panist said...

looks like you got alot of learning ahead. good luck to you, think of the extra knowledge you'll have for life.

Quirky Creativity said...

LOL at the locked down strollers!!!
Reminds me of living in Detroit, and the "Subway" restuarants that had bullet proof glass, but then you go out to the suburbs, and they didnt have the glass there.... hmmmmm.

Less than two months..... That is SO exciting!!!
I'm looking forward to your future baby posts!!

BajanSistren said...

Boy you now got pieca shopping to do, modern day babies need a whole lot of stuff. If you have a girl you can hire me to be your personal baby shopper.

Can't wait to hear about the classes i.e. hurry up and write.

Guyana-Gyal said...

It's about time somebody invented a remote control pram, kinda like those toy cars one of my nephews love.

Haha, imagine all the daddies and that!

princessdominique said...

Awww hang in there. It does get better and yes, they don't chain and bolt stuff down in the glitzy neighborhood...they don't trust us.

Abeni said...

Waiting patiently on the choice of names.See the possibilities of baby posts:)

N~Control said...

Ohhh My I can't wait for your next post.

I love Baby talk, Well talking about babies, I am a new auntie, and I have 2 more neices/nephews on the way.

One day, One day soon it will be my turn...

Groove

Wendy said...

Awwww, you're going to be a new daddy! Enjoy the journey. I love baby shopping ...everything is just so cute. LOL at the stroller with spinners. I'm a new God mommy. Wait until you see all the new formulas, pacifiers,bottles,wipes, pampers. I will follow your post closely.

Dr. D. said...

Got my intro to the plethora of baby stuff from all the folks round me who having pickney. I'm sure you and Mrs. Did will make sensible choices.

Stock up on you sleep rude bwoy....baby comin fast!

Stunner said...

LOL strollers with spinners, that would be a site, you would need to buy a pimp-bottle, all decked out with coloured ice to match!

Don't forget to give the baby a blog-father and blog-mother!

BajanQueen said...

Lovin the stroller with the spinning wheels....LOL

You will do fine, I can remember shopping for my son when I was pregnant.

You guys will do fine! Keep ya head and good luck!

~Smooches~

YingYang said...

Hah! Welcome to the world of parenthood. Methinks you are about to find out EXACTLY how expensive children can be, before Lil' Jdid even makes an appearance. :D

obifromsouthlondon said...

wowza!! mr didy's joining the exclusive club? had no idea. shopping? hmmm. gotta be done. the first one is always very special and you gotta jump right in. in my case ol' girl wouldn't let me rest. shopping all day [censored] all night. something to do with the hormones lol. i'm tripping.

congratulations son. God's guidance to the soon-to-arrive member of the human race. amen

Sunshine said...

Hi Jdid-I know how excited you and wifey must be getting. The shopping for baby stuff is soooo exciting.

notyouraverage.... said...

have you seen these?

bugaboo

Brotha Buck said...

Congratz again man! Sorry I havent been around, and I hope I don't miss the big day.

nahmix said...

the shopping alone makes me want a baby...lol! wow, less than two months to go. i can't wait for my time to come around...well yeah i can, but you know what i mean!

Anonymous said...

My baby like the toy which I purchased from KBToys and got savings through coupons. Thus we both are happy.