Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Backup Plan

Sunday night hubby and I watched this movie after getting the little guy to sleep.  It felt a lot like a spontaneous date night in - complete with a bowl of microwave popcorn and a Diet Coke.  We laughed all the way through the movie and kept looking at each other and saying "That was totally us getting ready for the little guy!" as J. Lo and her cute farmer alternately shopped for baby gear or checked in at the OB GYN.  It felt good to laugh together and steal those moments while the little guy was fast asleep in his room.

The bit about the custom stroller was apropos and appreciated by hubby since he was in charge of researching and picking out our stroller.  He, stereotypically like a lot of other men, is fascinated by useful gadgetry.  He also had some very stringent criteria for picking a stroller: it had to be lightweight, easy to fold, manueverable, comfy handlebar for pushing and some storage space.  After spending hours pouring over online reviews, google searching and taking test spins in store - he decided the Baby Jogger City Mini was the way to go.  I'm really happy with his pick.  It's super lightweight, folds up with one hand quickly and compactly and moves through crowded stores, sand, and grass with ease.  My only complaint is that all the creature comfort accessories (i.e. cup holder, belly bar, toddler tray and infant car seat adaptor) all had to be purchased separately.  If we'd had twins, I'm not sure what he would have picked.  Knowing him, he may have tried to "design" something custom like the moonlighting customer poaching Babies R Us clerk in the movie.