So John and I ventured out last weekend and started on it. The big stuff was very easy. We had that stuff narrowed down and knew exactly what we wanted, so we flew through that stuff.
Then came the smaller details - bottles, pacifiers, bath accessories, wash clothes, blankets, diapers, wipes - how many, which ones, which quantity? That is where the overwhelming part took over. So I decided that we should call it a night where we were comfortable with what we were sure about. We ended up leaving with a 4-page registry, which I was proud of.
I shared what we had accomplished with Dani and asked her if she would help me with the items that I was not sure about. Since I had off on Monday, we took advantage of the free time and she accompanied me to Babies R Us.
I must say, taking a "veteran" mother to help with your registry is the best thing ever. She was able to veer me from things that were totally unnecessary, and advised me to add things that I would have never looked at twice. The 4-page registry quickly turned into a 10-page registry.
So I am happy to report that it is pretty much complete. Thank goodness for the online component of the Babies R Us registry, so I am still tweaking some things by adding and deleting online. My mom and I ordered the invitations on Monday too, so things are pretty much getting set.
I just can't wait for our "Little One" (which is how I refer to the baby lately) to arrive, and making progress on the registry makes it seem that much closer!