Monday, March 5, 2018

Nursery Finds

A while back I had narrowed some of my searches down to a few items that I knew I wanted but didn't want friends/family to pay full price, so I hunted them down via second hand.  Here's what I snagged up!

1.  Rock 'N Play - scored for $50
2.  Mamaroo - scored for $75
3.  Halo Bassinet - scored for $100
4.  Ergobaby Carrier  - snagged at TJ Maxx for I think $50
5.  DockATot - only if I come across one for a REALLY good price
6.  I also grabbed our crib off of craigslist.  I figured it'd be best to reuse than purchase a brand new one.

I'll share more pictures of the room as it gets pulled together after the birth, but here's a sneak peek of the closet that John re-drywalled, painted and hung a closet system.  I wasn't planning on using it really, except to possibly store some of my overflow of coats/jackets, but then I decided it was best to do so!  I hung the baby clothes, folded the bedding/towels and stored some things in baskets that I've stocked up on over time.  I then replaced the dresser drawers with the stacks of diapers and wipes and other baby items that I didn't want sitting out!  It really helped clean things up nicely. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

hospital bag

Bags:  Kate Spade/Longchamp  |  Nursing Pillow:  My Brest Friend


I had to take another look, but here's what I've prepped for my hospital bag, and I'm hoping I have it covered.

For momma:
I had no idea what to pack, but I wanted it simple, comfy and most likely things that are older for the most part.  I did grab a few new things.  This pj shirt, nursing bras or tanks (not sure which I would want to use or be most comfortable in), robeleggings and my fav sweatshirt that I live in.  I also packed slippers, socks and flip flops.  I'll have my toiletries, but I also packed those fabulous mom things that may help with postpartum (ie: full coverage underwear, pads, diapers - yes diapers and cleaning instruments - WOOF).  Friends told me to pack a water bottle, pillow or neck pillow and a tennis ball or back massager for the contractions.  I also have our battery charged on the good old camera, snacks and a bottle of Veuve to celebrate - don't worry I really don't expect to pop it open that soon!

For the baby:

I've packed the basic onesies and a cozy one for going home.  Those I grabbed at Gap and Target.  I also was gifted a hat and mittens so I brought those just in case.  These are cute and so are these.  The hospital will cover the blanket for the time being, so I did only pack one and a few burp cloths.  My friend made them and they are so cute and adorable!  She has her own shop on Etsy and you can make specialty orders too.  They are so soft and cozy you'll see them with me all the time now! 

I packed nail filesclippers as well as a pacifier.  I'm sure I'll be trying out multiple different kinds and adding/removing to the good old diaper bag as the days go on.  I of course have the wipes, diapers, diaper cream and of course nipple cream (YAY!).  I mean who knows I may need to pull over in the 5 minute drive home and not change a diaper, but get some food so I'll need to be prepared.

For daddio:

Let's be honest, John just has to pack like he's going away for a weekend trip, with a little less dinner, drinks and fun.  I guess it'll be more like a work trip... ;)  He'll be fine, stocked with books, podcasts and the laptop!

Are we forgetting anything else!?!  ETA 4 days!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

spring floral

Blouse:  Loft  |  Denim:  Gap  |  Trench:  Banana Republic  |  Necklaces:  House of Harlow 1960/Gorjana  |  Hat:  Nordstrom (similar here)  |  Flats:  asos


I actually came across this top the same time I found the other top for the shower.  I wanted to wear this, but my tummy showed a bit.  So, I figured I'd hang on to is as it would be a great post-baby top to hide those lumps and bumps.  It's flowy and sweet and I can't wait to wear it with a pair of jeans too!  I had thought about the very few pregnancy photos I've done already for the blog, but I just couldn't bring myself to do any maternity photos with a professional photographer.  Engagement photos were fun, plus helped me get to know the photographer for our wedding, but I just wasn't interested in pregnancy photos.  I'm not sure if I'm even on board with newborn photos, but I may just bring our camera along to get a few of John and the baby in the hospital room.  I think those would be sweet and more personal.
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