The shower is next week. For the baby. I can't make it obviously - but She's asked for a few things and is registered at Babys R us (Jungle Jill Theme - OH it is so cute) and at Target. Okay - in 21 years - things have changed quite a bit for safety, and comfort....and well for the good of a baby I'm sure. BUT some of these things? I just - well Do you really need a three wheeled stroller? And WHY? ARE there long term economical advantages? I mean I wasn't going to hook my first grandchild up wtih an umbrella stroller for a toddler and a pillow - but do you think ------this is a good thing? Is 15% off $170.00 a good deal? Are there better deals? Where? I have zero funds. I'm not sure i'm even getting a deposit from unemployment - bw filed an appeal and they took back the four weeks I thought I won. Now I get nothing unless I win the whole appeal - so Glad I got a job. But I won't get paid for weeks. And the crib she wants - has a story - because she says that at Target - it's ONLY $179.00 - BUT it can be her bed as a toddler, and a tween - and even a teenager if it lasts - I have my doubts about new zeland pine. BUT I was all set to order this and then saw - NO MATTRESS. WTH? So how much is that? Well - add in another $80 bucks. ARE YOU SEEEEEEEEEEERIOUS? Who was I talking to that said their brother slept in a dresser drawer? Yeah - well - I'm above that but She has her heart set on this crib - and Dude said he wants to do this - okay - now he says "Can you help me Mom?" (spit teeth) OH SURE..... Then there was the thing that intrigued my MOm - The tushy wipe warmer. She just giggled for hours - A warmer for tushie wipes....Well guess what Great Grandma got that present. She said that was something for comfort - she liked that idea. LOL - of course you did. She said - tell her to remember me when I'm in the home - (youi mean an adult tushie wipe warmer?) okay Mom - no problem. And what about a car seat? HOW do you pick a good one - I mean SERIOUSLY??? I want one that I could put a chicken egg in - and drop it from an overpass - let it get hit by a semi truck - have that run it over and push it down the road about 1/2 a mile and then get run over by a bus - and there be no marks on the egg - GET MY DRIFT? So what one is like that? ANd were do you buy this stuff so that you're not broke......worse than you are? Or pay later? I think the most important things right now - are car seat - and crib - stroller can come later - and she does have HER parents and grand parents - with us - there's just us. Im just lost here - really lost. If anyone knows how to get a coupon for Gracos Charleston Crib - let me know - lol. It's getting too close to be messing around and I need to get this done this week. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY ADVICE.......I WILL USE IT - WISELY. And what is up with having to have designer diaper bag? That's just silly. Nope - not doing that. AND IF ANYONE can tell me HOW to get diapers with coupons and do free diapers deals - let me know so I can show her. GREATLY apprecaiate it. Or baby freebie sites - or good baby web sites.