I'm almost 6 months pregnant now and people keep asking me if I've started shopping for baby stuff. And I always answer "no" in a scared and somewhat ashamed voice. The reason is, I have NO CLUE what I'm doing! I have no clue what I need, and how to choose it.
I went on the Babies-R-Us website tonight and became instantly overwhelmed and a little freaked out by the incredible variety and volume of baby paraphernalia that exists out there. Honestly, it's terrifying.
I don't even know what a "receiving blanket" is!
Probably the only thing I know about baby stuff is that every baby I've encountered in the last few years owns and adores this Sophie the Giraffe thingy. For some weird reason, all babies apparently love it. Babies puzzle me!
So for those of you out there who have children, or those of you who just know about this kind of thing, any suggestions on what the bare essentials are for a first-time mom?