Sunday, March 26, 2006

DH's New Toy (that I get to use too)

I have about 3 months to go...Since I realized how close that really is and how unprepared I am, I have literally been having nightmares. They are usually about having the baby and not having anything besides what we already have (swing and some winter clothes (6-9 mos).

Yesterday, I had a mad craving for pizza. DH and I decided to be adventureous and try a new place. It was so delish. Anyway, afterwards DH asked if we should look for a different vehicle. On the way to the pizza place, he kept suggesting we test drive a Land Rover Freelander. In my mind there is NO way we can afford a Land Rover. I said we can test drive one to see what it is like. We went to the Land Rover dealership. All they had on the lot was one with leather interior. With having two dogs I am not keen on leather interior. We do take the dogs hiking a lot. Which is another reason for wanting to get a bigger vehicle.

In my mind I still had my heart set on a Subaru Outback. I know several outdoorsy people who own one and love it!. After test driving the Freelander we decide that it would be really tight on the budget to get. So, we go to Carmax. They had a fully loaded Outback. That was out of the price range. Then there were two Freelanders with cloth interior and that were base models. I am not one for bells and whistles...I am more about the vehicle meeting the needs of our growing family. So, we got a Freelander and traded in my car.

Now I feel a little more prepared to have the baby, and more comfortable driving my vehicle. I hated sitting so close to the ground and then trying to get out of the car with out falling out. I felt like I had to do acrobat to get out of the compact car. And, I really don't feel that I am that big yet!

3 comments:

Heather said...

How exciting! A new vehicle! You'll love having a bigger vehicle so much - the change from our old Mustang to our van was so worth it! You'll have to post a picture of it!!

I can relate with not feeling prepared...I got on DH's case this morning to get moving on the nursery as we are almost down to double digit days!

CC said...

that's so awesome! you'll love it - they're so nice. I can't believe you only have 3 months left - time is really flying by!!

Emily said...

It must be a prerequisite to having a baby that you upgrade cars. DH and I both got new ones this week, he an Explorer and I got a Buick Rendezvous, a sort of minivan meets SUV type thing, I love it.