Holy smokin' I am telling you it seems like over night I went from looking bloated to BAM belly. 17 1/2 weeks ladies and gentlemen. I have only gained 3 pounds but I am certain that I have doubled in width. Its impressive.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Top Suggestions (In order of mentions):
Duking it out for the top spot:
Swaddling Blankets - Brand recommendations: Carter's are thick and big, and Aden & Anais
Sharing the next most amount of love:
Crib Bedding/Sheets - At least 2 sets for quick turn around in the middle of the night
Diaper Bags - At least 2, Backpack style highly recommended
Thermometer - Good one such as a forehead scanner
Baby nail file
booties that tie...socks always fall off
bottles (venti air wide nipple...never had booby confusion)
Burt's bees or Aveeno Baby Wash
Car Seats- Britax for carseats...marathon for rear/forward up to 65 pounds, and frontier for forward/booster.
Changing Pad system - JJ Cole, add wips container
Changing Table & Mat
Convertible Car Seat
Fan (for white noise)
Foam mat for bath tub
Hair Rinsing Bucket
Hooded Towels (can sew a wash cloth onto a big towel)
ibuprofen for kids
Liners (Rice Paper) for solids
Mirror to see baby in back seat of car
Music Soother (Fisherprice, plays 18 mins of music)
Travel Diaper Changing Pad
Waterproof Mattress Protectors (2)
White Noise Machine
*Are items that I actually already have! I am impressively on a good roll.
So there you go my friends! Feel free to add more :)
Friday, May 4, 2012
It's even harder to know during the early stages when let's face it, you just look bloated, or like me you came into this game an "overachiever". I mean really, I was trying to get a head start by having my fat stores for breast feeding already in place :)
Admittedly, when you are already a little fluffy particularly being poochalicious in the belly region you hope that someday you might actually look pregnant and not a bigger version of yourself. But you secretly harbor insecurity and let's face it as women, our weight seems to be popular discourse for public conversation and I have noticed almost more so during pregnancy. Poor Jessica Simpson! She was tore up in the media and I thought she was adorable. Rock on girl friend for not hiding away. I hope I look half that cute, minus the heels.
But we all can't wait to "show", to have some physical evidence (other than the gray shade to our face and bags under our eyes from nausea and not sleeping well) of the alien that has taken up residence inside of us.
Needless to say when I got dressed this morning I was excited to look in the mirror and realize that it kind of (look really hard) looks like a baby bump!!! I am so excited. So, since everyone has been asking for pics I thought I would share. I made my friend that was with me at my work meeting take this pic before we went in. Thanks, Marti!!!
Viola, the baby bump has arrived! :)
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Well I guess so! A friend of mine who is about 6 weeks ahead of me began registering at 12 weeks and I thought that was crazy, I couldn't even comprehend being pregnant yet, I mean through the fatigue, let alone what we would need for the little sesame seed. But sure enough it is one of the first questions people are asking. So we are going to venture a go at it heading into week 15.
But FIRST I want to know from all of you...what the heck should we even put on our registery? We have never done this before so I don't have a clue as to what is really useful, versus what is nice, and to the down right epic fail items. I really don't want a registry full of items that we won't use or that others are not interested in getting.
Dogs? Now we could help you out there...but babies? Totally uncharted territory for this very toddler unfriendly, sharp corner, every plug is exposed household.
Here is what I would LOVE for you to do if you don't mind. Leave a comment here, if you can with a link, telling us about the specific item and more importantly what it is used for :)
It takes a village right?
p.s. Some Q&A if it is helpful
We are not going to find out the sex, well at least not until the big day, so suggestions on both sides are great.
I am planning on giving breast feeding a go.
We are looking at Amazon and Baby Depot at Burlington Coat Factory.
Anything else just ask and I will try to answer! Let the suggestions begin!