I totally skipped my weekly Friday post of my kitty pictures, but I was hardly home at all that day, and the rest of the weekend was the same. Saturday we went to Babies R Us to buy the crib mattress, ate lunch with my grandmother and uncle, I had a baton lesson to teach, and until all was said and done for that day, it was late, I was exhausted, and my hips and pelvic bone were hurting very badly. Sunday we went out of town to a “Planning for Baby” show, where we learned a few good things, but I was having other issues that day, didn’t sleep well the night before, and in the end didn’t really think it was worth my entire day with the discomfort I was having. We were supposed to get a FREE gift (supposedly worth about $139)…yeah, big gimmick there. I expected things along the lines of free pacifiers, bottles, blankets, diapers, samples of bath products, etc. and maybe some coupons to fill in the value. Our “free” gift was 3 vouchers to send off to receive different coupons. These were not gift cards you would receive, just coupons. AND YOU HAD TO PAY A MINIMUM OF $15 IN SHIPPING FOR THEM TO SEND THEM TO YOU! I’m going to pay $15+ dollars to receive unknown coupons I might not even be able to use?!? I don’t think so! The point of the seminar was to explain crib, highchair, and monitor safety and products, and of course, try to sell you the products he was promoting. We knew it was some sort of sales pitch going into it, but we wanted that free gift, and weren’t doing anything else that day. They were trying to sell Babee Tenda cribs, feeding tables, and some other brand of motion monitors. I never heard of this brand before, and apparently you can only buy it through these shows or on their website, and it’s a company that’s been around for many many years, but the whole day was not worth the discomfort I ended up having, especially since we weren’t buying anything anyway, and our “free gift” was that ridiculous. I ended up with so much discomfort (not pregnancy related – other issues I’ve been dealing with for years) and nothing seemed to be helping last night, that I didn’t sleep well again last night, and after a previous night of wrecked sleep and an hour lost, I am exhausted today. I hope to have a very good night of sleep tonight with as few interruptions as possible! So, that was my weekend. If you receive an invitation for a “Planning for Baby” show in your area, where they will offer you discounted items and a “free gift” worth $139, check into it more before you go, and unless you want to purchase Babee Tenda items, stay home!