Tuesday, December 1

My New Investment

So, my friend Paige, the one from Florida, reccommended to me that I buy a co-sleeper. She said she wished she had one when her daughter was a newborn. I took her advice and started looking for one. After checking all the reviews and different types of co-sleepers (in-bed or next to bed) I decided that I wanted an Arms Reach Mini Co-Sleeper and I had been looking for one on craigslist and in the baby resale stores around town, but apparently they are very hard to come by. A miracle happened last night and I saw one. It was posted for $60 which I thought was a fair price since they retail for about $140. I looked at the pictures and it looked really ugly, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to go and take a look at it. I am really glad I did because, the pictures don't do it any justice. It was really cute. It's blue and white checkered, but the pictures made it look grey. I bought it and I am really glad I did. It fits perfectly in my room and it folds up into a carrying case. I really like how it attaches to your bed to keep it from sliding away.

I think I need to buy the attachments for the feet to raise it up a little bit. It's just a tad bit too short for my bed.

Here's some pictures.

More Babywearing

So my best friend was here from Florida for two weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, and it was wonderful to see her. We didn't get to spend a lot of time together because of work, school and other visiting commitments like her family and such, but we did get to talk and I got enough fix from her baby to last me until mine gets here.

My friend is the person who got me in to baby wearing and she made me a wrap so I had to try it out and work on learning some of the wraps.

I practiced first on one of the dolls that someone gave me for my daughter. But that wasn't entertaining enough for me, so I decided to use it on my cat.

Amazingly, she cooperated and she even liked it. I think I need to find a different way to wrap it for her though so that it doesn't spread her little legs. I was thinking more of a nursing wrap. She is so spoiled.

Our Celebration

So I am finally getting a chance to write about how we celebrated finding out that we were having a girl.

We went out and bought our first baby clothes.

We had been given tons already, and I was hoping she was a girl so that we could actually use them, but we decided not to buy any until we found out the gender of our baby. So after our ultrasound we headed out to buy her an outfit. We had a budget of $20. Our thoughts were that $20 would be just the right amount to buy her something really cute. So we went to target. I was a little disappointed with their selection of newborn and infant clothes. I thought they would have more, but we did end up finding some really cute clothes. We narrowed it down to two outfits and couldn't really decide, but luckily they both fit in to our $20 price range, so we just bought them both.

One is a green striped sleeper and it is so freaking cute. It says Mommy and Daddy heart Me on it and I love it.
The other outfit has a pink striped long sleeve onesie with a bear on it that says I love hugs, a maroon pair of stretch pants with hearts and a fuzzy sleeveless dress with one big and one little heart on it. The second outfit is my favorite and I am hoping she will wear it for her hospital pictures or to go home. We might find something cuter before she gets here though. You never know.