Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Universal Truths: Target Registrations Suck and I'm a bad mother

I have attempted to Register four times at both Babies R' Us and then today Target because I've been told to register at two places. Babies R' Us is overwhelming. My biggest problem? Diapers. I haven't a clue. I have recommendations for cloth diapers but BRU doesn't carry them. I literally almost cry in the diaper area every time because I don't know what to register for but I need something to cover my baby's cute little powdered bottom.

So after a 45 minutes nightmare of dealing with crappy computers and broken scanners at Target I scanned a few different sizes and brands of diapers and said done. I'm just going to have to buy the cloth diapers I guess. In the baby section, EVERYTHING was on clearance and it won't let you scan the clearance items or any item with only a few left (limited availability). Well in the four shelf selection, that pretty much encompassed EVERYTHING. So when I was almost in tears, I called it a day with a grand whopping total of 21 items on my registry. There's no point in even telling anyone about it which means I've got to go and add things to the BRU one or my kid won't have any socks or diapers.

I avoided the bottle wall at both stores so we are praying my boobs work. At this point, I'm over the whole registry thing. It's not fun, its not sweet, its not exciting. It's a lesson in frustration and annoyance to the point I'd rather just buy everything as I need it. So I'll just hope my boobs are functional and someone gets me the car seat so I can bring my naked little boy home and figure the rest out later. Seriously. OVER IT.

I do not understand why I can't seem to be able to make a decision to save my life. My husband has pretty much had to hold my hand picking bedding, names, registering for things because I can't decide on anything. It's a big deal and I don't want to scar my child for life by giving him an ugly pacifier (rolls eyes at myself).

Before Pregnancy, I was a decisive person who was in control and had all the ideas organized and planned in my head. I could argue a stop sign to turning green and never gave in till I had a task done. I'm not sure what happened between that girl and the girl I am now who is conquered by a department store scan gun and reduced to a weeping sobbing mess who crawls home to my husband. Completely not me and I don't like this person or Target anymore.

So if you come to my baby shower, buy me useful things that you know I will need because I haven't a clue and my pathetic registry can not be trusted. kthanks.


  1. It is a nightmare. I'm anal and researched and had a list before I even hit the door and I still left angry. Walk away for a few days. Then, ask people if you can stalk their lists. Just a few, too many will make you nuts. Add things online and stop when you get frustrated. He's going to have everything he needs even if you never look at your registry again. I'm sorry it was such a pain sweetie!

  2. I've followed your blog for awhile now and I wanted to give you a big congratulations!

    My recommendation for registering: 1) Relax! :) 2) BRU was best for us, you can add or delete online. I took my sister-in-law who was a fairly new mom. That helped greatly! She was able to give me tips and pointers on things that I most likely will need. (Don't get me wrong, it is overwhelming) 3) Definitely get some bottles even if you are planning to BF. There may be a time when your out and baby is at home, or daddy wants to feed him, (you would want to have a milk supply) 4) Don't fret on the diapers yet. You will find the disposables that you like. The hospital will send you home with some too. As for CD's, we used the BG's 3.0 and really liked them. I now hear the 4.0's are even better. For those, look at, also here is another blogger that just did a post on CD'ing.

    I apologize for this being so long, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

    Congrats again!

  3. No loss at Target. They are tough when it comes to returns, and if you register there, people will inevitably see something they think you need more than what you actually asked for, so you'll get a ton of stuff and very little from the "real" list. Then Target will give you a hard time about swapping it out (at least they do in western NC) and you'll really be over it. Really. :)