speaking of cars - any car buying/leasing experts out there want to weigh in on timing? we will need a third car sometime before september (so au pair has one to take DD to school), but timing is very flexible. i'd kind of prefer to get one before baby is born so au pair and i don't have to coordinate during maternity leave (like one of us stuck at home without a car), but not crucial. we lease, and will continue leasing for a variety of reasons. DH's lease is up at the end of May, so really we're looking at getting 2 cars between now and Sept. I think the new 2018 models start to come out around Sept - does that mean we're better off shopping closer to that time?
agm04 - My dad sells cars for a living. Here’s what I know: The dealer has a bottom line which doesn’t change over time. If you want a specific 2018 model package/color/etc, it’s good to go early and request for them to get one in stock if they don’t have it or weren’t planning on it. Otherwise, while the sticker price and “discounts” or “cash back” might change over time, their hard and fast minimum price is always the same. You will get a better deal at the end of the month (any month) while they are working to hit their numbers. Same for end of a quarter or end of the year. Don’t be afraid to walk away if you’re not getting what you want. Most times they will chase you down or call you back and be able to “luckily” get you the deal.
Post by brandiewine11 on Apr 1, 2017 20:13:50 GMT -5
I feel like I have so much to do! I'm hoping to tackle most of this during April while MIL is visiting. I keep thinking I have so much time, but by the time she leaves, it will be about 8 weeks. Eek!
1. Sell extra desk in guest room, move dresser to it's space (makes room for crib) 2. Get room divider for guest room (IKEA trip) 3. Get newborn clothes from basement 4. Wash newborn clothes and cloth diapers, organize in dresser 5. Get out gear (carseat, co-sleeper, mamaroo, etc) and wipe down/wash as needed. 6. Look up how to use co-sleeper with our new bed (adjustable base) 7. Make list for hospital 8. Buy the few things on my registry after I can get the discount 9. Buy disposable breast pads and 7th gen pads
I'm sure there is more. I know I want to do some general house organization before I get too huge.
Maybe we want to list what's on deck for each month? Or the next couple weeks? For April, my list is:
In progress - Order newborn photo props/outfits - Train our dog to not rush us at the door when we get home
To do - Make/print inserts for baby's first year album - Compare name lists with H - Make wood activity gym (bought the materials) - Eat food in freezer (by end of May) - Recaulk the guest bathtub (H's list) - Attend infant CPR and first aid class (this Saturday) - Attend birth class (this Sunday) - Hospital tour (in a couple weeks)
Complete - Send friends & family email about Tdap - Choose pediatrician - Buy and hang shelf and rail in second bedroom (thank you, Ikea!)
Unrelated to baby but stuff I want to get done in April: - Finish photo albums for our trips to Utah and Italy - Finish 2016 photo album
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