Step into any baby store and it's difficult to resist any number of cute little outfits, adorable toys or other brightly colored objects. Shiny!! :-D
I'm discovering that all stores that carry baby items are intentionally laid out to lead you past these irresistible temptations on your way to purchase the less exciting although very necessary essentials such as mattress pads, formula and safety devices. Until we received our FDN we resisted the allure of purchasing anything for the most part (ok, not entirely), but now that we have a better idea of how big our Island Boy is and when he'll be home, it is becoming increasingly difficult to imagine how he might be able to survive without some of these items. We haven't yet caved in, but the danger is lurking and we are only human.