baby registry

baby registry and baby gift suggestion & information

Monday, January 15, 2007

Planning and preparing for your baby

Congratulations! Chances are if you are reading this, you are expecting a new addition to your family. This is such an exciting time, with lots of planning and preparing! One of the best gifts you can give to yourself (and your new little one) is to put together a baby registry. Having a registry lets your family and friends know what you would like to have on hand for baby without having to worry about receiving doubles or triples of certain items; or worse, receiving a green and yellow crocheted bottle cozy from Great Aunt Betsy!

Your first item of business will be to choose one or two stores that specialize in baby gear and make sure they offer a baby registry. Now the fun begins! Whether you choose an online retailer or visit a store, you will get to browse, compare and then put together your wish list.

“How do I know what to choose?” you might ask. There are many books and websites available that will offer you a variety of lists that will help you pinpoint the items you may need. When you begin your browsing, you are going to want everything for your special little angel. The reality is that you really won’t need everything that is offered.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Introducing the 2030 Masters champion

Tiger Woods announced on Saturday that he will be a father in 2007, as he and wife Elin will welcome their first child this summer.

While they certainly aren't hard up for cash (is there a baby registry at, it's not likely that they've picked out a name. Earl would be nice for a boy, of course, but it lacks some originality. Depending on the gender, here are a few suggestions:

Bear: An homage to Jack Nicklaus, and keeps the animal theme going.

LeBron: There's got to be another one someday - stake your claim.

Phil: Named after one of your great benefactors in Nike's Phil Knight, plus nobody named Phil could ever beat you, Tiger.

Byron: After Nelson, not Leftwich.

Michelle: Nah, there's already a golfer by that name who tries to follow your every move.

O'Meara: Tiger, you were named after a buddy of your father, so follow the trend. Might be a pretty girls name. (And judging by your wife, you'd have a pretty girl.)

Hootie: Dress the baby up in green jackets, and stick to your guns.