19 Weeks: PutoToy


my puto has a putotoy and is a boy. woohooo!!!

finally, we were able to find out the gender from this week’s anatomy scan and we couldn’t be more happier having a boy for our first baby. oftentimes when people ask us what we want, we always say we prefer a boy as a first baby though of course given a girl, we will be very happy still because girls are a lot more exciting to dress up and as long as they are healthy and well. hubby wants a boy so that there will be a ‘kuya‘ to look after the small ones. imagine this, “isusumbong kita sa kuya ko!” hahaha! in-laws are wishing for a boy too because they already have twin girls around. from my side, no preference at all because baby is the first in our family so everyone is very happy. 🙂 taking care of my husband is a challenge. having another boy at home will be a different story. i can just imagine having two boyfriends around, oh boy it will be a mess!

putots_bumpdate

now that we know the baby’s gender, we can start preparing stuff for the baby while i’m still flexible to roam around the shops and check for a massive sale. lols. we already started looking for the major items such as cot, breast pump and pram as these are the more expensive items and we are on the look out if stores will have a major clearance sale. i now realize how expensive it is to start a baby. i’m in a stage now where i am confused whether to buy a brand new item because it’s the first baby and we surely want the best for him. then, there’s the budgetarian me who’s thinking of buying good quality 2nd hand items instead because baby will eventually outgrow the items and i’d rather save the money for him and be practical.

so far, here’s what i found out:
a brand new cot/crib will cost $300 to $1000…
a brand new pram will cost $400 to $700…
a brand new capsule, car seat or booster seat will cost $100 to $500…
a brand new electric double breast pump costs $300 to $600…
a brand new manual breast pump costs $100 to $300…
a reusable cloth diaper will cost a minimum of $10 a piece. do the math for a baby which needs to wardrobe change for 12 times a day and building a back up stash in case someone’s too tired to do the laundry, it could range from $100 to $300…
and not to mention the miscellaneous items like baby carrier, bottles, sterilizer, clothes, wraps, blanket and the list goes on.

ow-em. gee. the hard-earned money that i waited for a month, can be easily spent in one single day. *sigh*