Oh, thanks hun @onedaymaybebaby.
It is overwhelming and I am trying very hard not to get sucked into it all. My DH is the same - he hates shopping and gets really impatient quick. I am going to start a gift registry and only buy the essentials for now. Whatever can wait will have to wait and then I will "top it up" if nobody gifts it to us.
Anyway, part 2 of the story - I think DH realised how cranky I became yesterday so today, he initiated a trip to Ikea (and we bought a few bits and bobs like you said, like small storage boxes and had meatballs which is YUM) and then he drove me to Baby Kingdom and bought our pram! LOL
Last night, I printed out a hard copy of our shopping list and he took a look at it and went I think (it's pretty long with all the bobs and bits), so I think he realised why I got cranky when the list isn't getting shorter.
So we went and had wanted to pick up a Mountain Buggy but ended up buying a Joie Litetrax 3 (it comes with a capsule) because we were impressed at how easy it folds up and how easy it was to snap the capsule on and off! Bonus was a 20% discount, so we got the package at a deal price of $640, which is really good I think, plus it will solve our car seat problem until the bub outgrows it later. So we will deal with that when the time comes.
Then it was his turn to be cranky because they were so busy today and it was hard to get help and customer service so as we waited, he got sulky. But we paid, picked it up and came home and all's good. BIG TICKS next to 2 BIG items on my list.
PS: I am now just wondering whether I should have put a lay-by on it for warranty reasons, but that's a small thing.
Phew and hurrah! He said to me "let's just check it off so that you can focus on other things". I love my DH!