anyways - there is a ton of gear out there for these little guys. the crazy strollers and car seats, cribs, crib bedding, $70 mobiles, playpens, swings, mats, etc. i was a little overwhelmed. needless to say, "my $50 giftcard will not cover anything. :) BUT it's nice to have a little something something towards it. i went to a baby swap this last weekend (no, we weren't swapping babies) and there's just TONS of this gear, barely used, out there for sale. now THIS is the way to go. i didn't buy anything but it was nice to know that i can get it somewhere other than the mall. i spent some time emailing people on craigslist today too.
so the search for the gear is on. the goal? to get some good deals. let me know if you see any. i should put judy on the job. :)