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Old Dec 10th, 2010, 12:07 PM   11
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seems to be a mans job to worry about the practical things, they say "babies cost a fortune!!" yes they cost money but with some planning and not spending tons on things u dont need it can be done, but i dont think they listen to that
I think they enjoy making general statements about how much they are, where as i have been pricing up pre-loved items on ebay and thinking about how much we can re work the furniture we have.
I am lucky to have a close family who i am sure would love to buy practical presents for the LO as well.

It would be harder with 3 of us but with planning i think we could managed fine.



 
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Old Dec 10th, 2010, 12:10 PM   12
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i am exactly the same as u chick, practical 2nd hand stuff and family that would give useful gifts, its just convincing the OH to think the same way lol



 
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Old Dec 10th, 2010, 17:31 PM   13
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seems to be a mans job to worry about the practical things, they say "babies cost a fortune!!" yes they cost money but with some planning and not spending tons on things u dont need it can be done, but i dont think they listen to that
That is very true. I have money saved up (and still putting more away) plus I have always been great at getting good deals. There are loads of discount stores where I live, and they sell plenty of baby clothes for so cheap. Plus my mother being a packrat still has baby clothes from when my brother and I were babies. I think we'd spend the most money on toys and diapers.

There is a website called totsy where you sign up and they send you major discounts, though some of those still cost way more than what I can find.
OH has these little anxieties about caring for a child, as he's never baby sat even once in his life. I assure him that I've cared for babies before, including "terrible twos", and my mother has so much great advice, like when the baby gets colicky. It makes him feel better to have reassurance.



 
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Hope you feel better soon



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Old Dec 11th, 2010, 10:55 AM   15
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seems to be a mans job to worry about the practical things, they say "babies cost a fortune!!" yes they cost money but with some planning and not spending tons on things u dont need it can be done, but i dont think they listen to that
That is very true. I have money saved up (and still putting more away) plus I have always been great at getting good deals. There are loads of discount stores where I live, and they sell plenty of baby clothes for so cheap. Plus my mother being a packrat still has baby clothes from when my brother and I were babies. I think we'd spend the most money on toys and diapers.

There is a website called totsy where you sign up and they send you major discounts, though some of those still cost way more than what I can find.
OH has these little anxieties about caring for a child, as he's never baby sat even once in his life. I assure him that I've cared for babies before, including "terrible twos", and my mother has so much great advice, like when the baby gets colicky. It makes him feel better to have reassurance.

What my mom always told me whenever ive discussed having kids is "no one gets a handbook on how to raise kids, something inside of you just clicks and you know what to do naturally" There is so much info on the internet and books nowadays for advice but they best opinion is in ur gutt, head and heart. It will have its difficult and hard times but is so worth it (i say all this but i dont know i havent got kids yet, and my OH is the same as ur OH)



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2010, 13:19 PM   16
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seems to be a mans job to worry about the practical things, they say "babies cost a fortune!!" yes they cost money but with some planning and not spending tons on things u dont need it can be done, but i dont think they listen to that
That is very true. I have money saved up (and still putting more away) plus I have always been great at getting good deals. There are loads of discount stores where I live, and they sell plenty of baby clothes for so cheap. Plus my mother being a packrat still has baby clothes from when my brother and I were babies. I think we'd spend the most money on toys and diapers.

There is a website called totsy where you sign up and they send you major discounts, though some of those still cost way more than what I can find.
OH has these little anxieties about caring for a child, as he's never baby sat even once in his life. I assure him that I've cared for babies before, including "terrible twos", and my mother has so much great advice, like when the baby gets colicky. It makes him feel better to have reassurance.

What my mom always told me whenever ive discussed having kids is "no one gets a handbook on how to raise kids, something inside of you just clicks and you know what to do naturally" There is so much info on the internet and books nowadays for advice but they best opinion is in ur gutt, head and heart. It will have its difficult and hard times but is so worth it (i say all this but i dont know i havent got kids yet, and my OH is the same as ur OH)
I hope it does kick in. I know books wouldn't help since every child is different. OH and I make a great team at problem solving, I hope that carries into raising children.



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2010, 13:59 PM   17
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im sure ull both be great parents, im sure he'll realise that soon


u been with ur OH one month longer than me and mine lol



 
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