Tuesday, April 29, 2008

This is why I am exhausted...


Because I have driven my husband crazy changing my mind so many times in the past 9 months, I thought I would share with you what he has put up with! I will share with you the world of stroller and car seat buying for Holly. It has been a very difficult road...to say the least. I cannot tell you the amount of time I have spent in front of the computer trying to find the perfect stroller only to end up with the one I really wanted in the first place. Anyhoo, here it goes. This was the first stroller I bought. I was so excited to get it...it was going to be perfect. Well, we got it all together (it was very difficult - it took over an hour) only to find that the handlebar was busted. Luckily, I was able to return it, but still, a lot of work... back to square 1. Next I bought a smaller stroller (not pictured) that was pretty great, but it was lacking a few things that I really wanted. I also did not feel that the car seat that went with the stroller was very safe. I think a newborn would just slide all around in it - back to square 1...
We then got the Chicco travel system - love it...we had it all set up, I was thrilled to finally love the stroller AND carseat...weeks later, I discovered the carseat would not hook to my jogger - WHAT? I thought well, I will just not use the jogger (which I will only be using for walking, let's be honest with ourselves!) until she is big enough to be in the stroller, but that defeats the purpose of having the jogger for the summer...seriously, we were back to square 1 once again!


So this is what is all came back to...the set I have loved from the beginning- isn't it adorable?? I spent all day last Saturday trying to find a store in Salt Lake that had one in stock...no such luck, so I had to order it online - hopefully it will get here before Lucy. I know what you are thinking, and I am thinking the same thing...I AM CRAZY! I think this may be some kind of pregnancy disease. At least in the end of things, I am always super satisfied because I have tried all the other roads!

11 comments:

Beth said...

seriously Holly-the madness! My favorite thing is Consumer Reports. All the info, safety tests, comparables, etc in one article. Maybe it could help with your decision making!

Glad you like what you ended up with. p.s. I saw the "Baby" sign at TJ Maxx in Brickyard this week.

Ben and Lisa said...

Ok, I'm even exhausted just reading your post. Good heavens, you're out of control!!! Just kidding! It's good that you don't just settle. Besides, better to get all this stuff out of the way before Lucy comes because then you really will be exhausted!!!

Brian & Heidi Haas said...

Lets get that baby here QUICK before you completely lose your mind. LOL ;)

McDuffie Family said...

That is seriously funny! I'm glad you found the right one! I love them! yOU BETTer get what you want since you are paying for it.....plus you wanna feel safe about your baby in it!

Rob Dani Liam & Lance Henriksen said...

All husbands should read your blog so they will understand their wives better during pregnancy! I really like the stroller and car seat they are really cute! Lucy is going to be riding in style!

Colby and Meredith said...

You've done well Holly! The car seat and stroller will be perfect. I guess it makes you appreciate Rhett that much more!

Linzy said...

Isn't baby stuff fun?! And frustrating! I have that same brand stroller/carseat (and my high chair too!) And I love them all! The stroller I have looks like the one you had in the 1st picture. It's awesome. The only thing I don't like about the carseat is the hood. It doesn't come down very far. It was never enough to block the sun and it drove me crazy!!! I just had to put a blanket over it a lot of the time. But over all its all great!

James, Tiff, and Kaylie said...

K, I love that someone else is as indecisive as me! James and Rhett should compare frustrating stories! Ha! It's all part of the fun, and really, if you don't like it now, you'd find a million more reasons later that you don't like it even more...so I say, go for what you love at the beginning! :)

amy germer said...

You have serious baby preparation disease! Love the green!

The Parks Fam said...

don't you love preparing for a baby! We love the peg perego. we have the stroller/carseat and also bought the high chair and I LOVE it! Its worth the money for sure!

Lance and Amber said...

I felt the same way! Then when I had picked out the final one I wanted with the Stroller,careseat combo we found out we were having twins so I had to take it all back and get a double stroller and 2 matching carseats!! So I know how you felt.. :)