Week 13 of the pregnancy marked the beginning of official baby purchases. The first order of business: a new car, or SUV in our case.
I had driven some form of a Honda Accord since I could legally drive. My mom bought my first car, a ’92 Accord Sedan in green, just before I got my license. After driving that thing into the ground, I sold it, and bought a ’01 Accord Coupe. I still miss that car! I LOVED it. Fortunately, it’s still in the family. I gave it to my mom after we purchased this ’12 Cadillac SRX, i.e. my new mom-mobile. One day, I’ll be a soccer mom, but that doesn’t mean I have to do it minivan style.
This was the first ‘new’ car that Donny and I have ever owned. We were dead set on getting a used car, but I couldn’t resist the new body style and the smooth drive after I took it for a spin in Kalamazoo. Not a bad mom mobile. The only thing it didn’t meet my criteria for was the poor gas-mileage. Good thing I only drive 10 miles to and from work.