So as I’m over half way, I’ve been looking around at what I need for our new arrival. I still have many things from when Boo was a baby so thankfully it’s not loads but there is one thing that has been bugging me.
When I was pregnant with Boo, a lovely friend let me borrow a Moses basket, a baby walker, a lovely swinging chair and a baby gym. I was so grateful.
Baby stuff can be so expensive and they use it for such a short amount of time that I thought it seemed wise to share.
I obviously still had to buy some things but borrowing did help.
Then when my other friend found out she was pregnant when Boo was nearly one, I decided to spread the love back around and offered her my used baby things. Bath, thermal bottle warmers, breast pump (she was my best friend), bath, top and tail bowl, bouncer chair, play mat, maternity clothes-there was more but I can’t remember. I do remember she was as pleased as I was and at least she didn’t have to shell out on the small things.
So then when I got pregnant again, I did get some of the stuff back-the maternity clothes especially but, we all know I lost that baby and the next one, so I let her keep the rest of the stuff as she was still using it. Then she got pregnant again and we kind of fell out.
I won’t go into the whys and the why nots bit needless to say, my so-called best friend of over ten years was not my friend any more.
Boo in the bouncy chair that I haven’t got back and will have to buy again
So as I’ve been looking round at what I need this time, it seems a lot of the stuff I bought last time is no longer here while she has enjoyed it (for free) for two babies and I am going to have to buy it all again.
I know that’s life and I suppose some might say it’s my own fault for lending it out in the first place but I can’t help feeling upset about it all.
Where’s the Boots catalogue?