I learned this week that my sister-in-law's daughter's crib, which we were poised to inherit (thus saving us a bundle of money) is a drop-side. These are currently considered baby-murdering and may even be banned by Congress. Terrific. So yesterday I plunked down a huge wad of cash to buy a new crib. At least I was able to get the crib that matches the other furniture going in the room, so it's a complete set instead of mix-and-match (although it would have been close enough). Now that we have the furniture and carseat/stroller system purchased, I hope we are done with the savings-sucking and that the rest of the big ticket items (pack-and-play, highchair, bouncers, swings, etc.) are up for grabs from the sister-in-law and/or turn up at a shower. Because mama would like to eat and put gas in her car for the remainder of this year.
I also made a small drugstore purchase yesterday: my first ever tube of Preparation H. Oh, how exciting. You can fill in the beginning and end to this story any way you wish.