Friday, December 18, 2009

I'll miss you Snap and Go....

As a part of our staycation we decided it would be a lot of fun to drive 25 miles to Babies 'R Us and drop hundreds of dollars on 2 car seats and a stroller. We purchased two Evenflo Symphony car seats. Right now they are rear facing but forward facing they go up to 65 pounds. DH managed to install it with a minimum amount of swearing so I think that speaks highly for ease of installation.

For a stroller I focused on lightness and maneuverability. We ended up selecting the Graco MetroLite.

Now that the two car seats are installed I am facing the fact that strapping Cameron into her car seat and lugging her to the car is a thing of the past. Given her weight, that isn't a bad thing. However, I also need to unbuckle her and buckle her into her stroller if we run errands together. That is going to be annoying. Especially in bad weather.

I'll write more about likes and dislikes of the car seats and stroller once we've had a chance to test them out more fully. Meanwhile, Cameron had her 9 month doctor's appointment today. She is 28 3/4 inches long (75%) and 18 pounds, 10 ounces (60%). Her doctor talked with us about incorporating many more finger foods and starting to wean her off baby solid foods and bottles. When her doctor told us that in two months we should start phasing out bottles I looked at DH and said, "No! I'm not ready for that!"

Instead of the ease of bottles and jarred baby food I now need to really think about what Cameron eats and start introducing new foods. Plus it means she's growing up. Sniff. I am so not ready for this.


Mommy, Esq. said...

I felt the same way - read my table food posts. Now I can't imagine going back to "solids" in jar form.

LauraC said...

When people ask me why twins are expensive, I always point out the:

* double snap n go
* double infant car seats
* double umbrella stroller
* double convertible car seats
* double BOB jogger

all in the first year. Of course we still use the BOB but everything else is long gone.

Danielle said...

Table food is bliss!!!! One of the reasons I hesitate to want another is to go through the whole nursing, then baby food, then real food thing again.
Once kids feed themselves, the world becomes a whole new place. You just make and give them food and they worry about the rest. Awesome!