I am a total cheapskate. If it's not on sale, I do NOT buy it. I know that's odd for a 25 year old, but I've always been this way.
I have adopted a new pregnancy attitude as I head into the week of viability. The week I can finally allow myself to really and truly allow myself to think realistically of bringing home two babies.
Which means now I am on the warpath. I need the clothes to be ready and washed. I have shopped for specific outfits (on sale of course) for the monkey's to wear at the hospital. I bought my first nursing bra yesterday, so I thought I'd follow it up with a few nursing tanks to put in the bag for the hospital (although I am not planning to be at the hospital for a few months).
A nursing tank is $24.98 at Motherhood Maternity. $24.98???? Are you kidding me? There is no WAY my cheap ass will be able to spend $25 bucks on a cotton tank with holes in the second layer for my nipples to poke out. Nope. Not going to happen. Other than pants, just because you can't get away with it and those Bella Bands suck, most of my clothes are not maternity. I just can't buy clothes that I know I will only be wearing for such a short time.
The baby industry is like the wedding industry, the powers that be know that people are so desperate to accomplish the image of the dreams in their head they will spend anything. Seriously. If you are cheapskate like myself, take a trip to Babies R Us. You will crap yourself. Of course if you are reading this and are an infertile, you already know this! Why, oh why, didn't I dream of being an RE when I was a small child?? That would have been smart.
My new attitude is telling me we will not get derailed in our missions anymore. So I found them online at oldnavy.com for $14.50 each. Much better. Except there is shipping . . . a cheap ass' nightmare! :)