I'm slowly getting ready for this little person coming my way. I'm gathering some Onesies here and there, checking the sales, doing some research. I've even gotten a few gifts, which is so fun!!! It feels like forever since I've done all this, but in the same regard it feels like I've done this a bunch of times. Oh, wait...I have. :) Sophie is baby-obsessed and she'd rather browse the baby aisles at Target than the toy aisles...now that's sayin' something!
I wanted to show you a couple things I've gathered and answer a few questions...
Do you know what you're having? No. We have never found out with any of our babies and we like the suspense. I'm calling this one Spring Chick, but chicks are boys or girls. I'm thinking the little fuzzy yellow ones. And speaking of yellow??? Gender neutral baby gear is hard to find! I got these little numbers at Walmart, but really...it's mostly white for this little bundle till we know what he/she is.
When are you due? April 16....exactly 10 weeks from today!
What names do you have picked out? Nope. Not tellin' :) (we have some idea, but nothing fer sher...but those are secrets.)
Will you breast feed? No....but yes too. I've decided this baby will be bottle fed from the get-go, but I will breast feed part time. This is more than anything a sanity measure. I get really stressed when no one else can feed the screaming baby. So to attempt to keep myself partially sane, we're bottle feeding from the start. I have a fabulous 10-year-old that is more than capable and willing to give his little sib a bottle if I'm in the middle of making dinner or what have you. And speaking of bottle feeding....
I found this little doo-dad. A temperature controlled water kettle!! It's like a bottle warmer, but illiminating a step! How rad is that?! You just fill it with your purified water and it keeps it at a constant temp on your counter...ready for filling bottles. Easy peasy! So glad I got one of these new inventions...well, new to me.
And speaking of new inventions...I have a question for you!
What baby product could you not live without? I'm out of practice, y'all. Please help!
One more question...
Where will the baby sleep and how are you decorating your nursery?
Well, for the time being, the baby will sleep in our room in a bassinet. Although, I do have nursery dreams whenever we get our plans of a different living situation in place...which will be soon I think. I did make one big purchase though...a crib!!! Target was having a great sale online and I jumped on this one. It came with the matching changing table!! For free!!
And speaking of baby sleeping...I have one more question for you:
What book(s) recommendations for babies?? I have been doing some reading on baby matters, but just wondered if there's anything out there that I MUST read. Let me know!! Thanks :)
I'd love to share my nursery ideas too...later this week. I did one little craft over the weekend for the "baby's room" for when that falls into place. I'm excited. There's lots of excitement going on. Lots to look forward to.
Jarrod took the day off yesterday so it feels like Monday. We are on a roll with school lately and trying to tidy up any loose ends before all he** breaks loose in April and my kids never receive another day of education...ha! Kinda kidding, kinda not. So today, we're going to co-op, getting chores done, and doing extra math lessons.
How about you?
Have a great Tuesday, friends!