Today was a big day for Lilly. Matt and I took her to Babies R Us to try out carseats and shop for an umbrella stroller. The stroller was easy, but the carseat has been bugging me for weeks. It's such a big purchase and marks the end of conveniently carrying Lilly around in the carseat. Granted that's an extra 20 lbs I won't have digging into the crook of my arm, but it still makes me a little sad to think of my baby girl chillin' out in a big girl carseat.
So after plopping her into each seat at BRU and not liking any of the seats, we took a lap around the store just to get away from the carseat aisle. Well, guess what we happened upon? A CLEARANCE SECTION! Woo hoo!
Everyone seems to love the Britax Marathon and even though I fought it tooth and nail, I can't deny a good deal when we practically run it over with our shopping cart. Evidently this was ordered online and returned the store, making someone else's trash our treasure! And Lilly's first gender specific piece of baby gear! (And as an added bonus, Britax sells carseat covers in charcoal grey-- perfect for a future baby boy;))
You can't deny the girl looks pretty darn content. And Mommy and Daddy's wallets were happy at the end of the day. (And as a little PSA, Babies R Us accepts those lovely 20% off Buy Buy Baby coupons, although some, like the Dayton BRU, do not so maybe call ahead to be sure.)
So it's good-bye to the happy little green infant carrier and the stroller frame and hello to the big girl gear.