Pregnant and Ranting

Filed Under: Life

We all understand the basic concept of a baby registry.  Right?

Pregnant women and adopting parents sign up at a store of their choosing for the items that they want.  Then friends and family carefully select the largest, least expensive item on the list.  [Biggest bang for your buck]

If for some reason you either can’t access the registry online, in the store, or you just don’t give a shit then you purchase a gift card – just make sure it’s obnoxiously cute.

Now, what I can’t understand is how I managed to get only two of the things that I registered for yet was given like 50 bibs.  OK…more like two packs of five but we don’t use bibs and I made a point of NOT registering for them.

I know some of you are thinking that I should just be happy that I got anything at all but I’m calling bullshit on that.

The invitations informed everyone of the places where I was registered and when someone goes out of their way to tell you that shit, you buy from those places!

For the love of Sailor Jerry!

One of the places I registered at was Wal-Mart!  You’re telling me that they didn’t go to freakin’ Wal-Mart at some point before the shower?  Come on.  I live in Arkansas; everyone goes to Wal-Mart at least once a week and that’s why I registered there.  I mean, I didn’t want to appear stuck-up by just registering at Target.  I’m a down-to-earth type of girl; I care.

It just boils down to common courtesy.  I spend the time to tell you what to get me and you get me something from the list.

My pregnant rant is now over.  Carry on with your normal day-to-day activities.


  1. I hear you. I was frustrated at my wedding showers when people bought things from our registry, but not in the colors we registered for. If the store was out of the color we registered for, just get a gift card and we’ll get it later!

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    • Have you noticed that this is a taboo subject that NO ONE talks about? Sometimes it’s really not the thought that counts; being in my third trimester and having a toddler to wrangle does not make it easy to return stuff.

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