When Mr. STS and I found out back in August that I was pregnant with our first baby, we started reading. A LOT. We had no idea how to prepare or what to expect. I got used to telling myself that we had nine months to figure things out. Then, time started flying by and I was nearing the halfway mark with a bunch of scrambled baby information in my head that I had gained through books, online reading, and (informal) interviews of moms I know. It was time to make decisions and put together a list of newborn baby essentials (in my first-time mom’s eyes).