Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Gearing Up

We were done having kids. Or so we thought. We sold kid stuff at three different garage sales last year alone. Thankfully I don't consider us back at square one in the baby gear department.

We have a crib, we have size 2 fitted cloth diapers, we have a pack-n-play, I have my pouch sling and my Kozy Carrier, we have diaper bag, we have a video monitor, and we have a stroller. Not too bad if I don't say so myself, but it doesn't stop me from mentally making a list of the things we'll need (and a second list of the things I'd like) for when our third is born in early July.

I love lists and I love making plans so it's only natural for me to have already started both of these lists. I know we'll need at some point to look at modern bar stools for at the counter for BabyBear. Yes, I think things through that far. It's annoying sometimes - especially when packing for a trip. "BUT WE MIGHT NEED THAT!" makes it nearly impossible for me to pack light.....

I plan to hit the garage sales hard this year (when do I not?) and find a bouncy seat, bathtub, travel swing, clothing, glass bottles, a boppy, and a few infant toys. There are things on my wish list that I plan to order online as sales pop up in the next six months.

Amber teething necklace, wrap style baby carrier, cloth diapers for newborn/size 1, pacifiers, milk storage bags, and a food mill. I love that I can shop from the comfort of home and avoid spending money on gas. One of the places I plan to shop online is CSN Stores because they have just about everything anyway and often have free shipping deals. Score!

I've been given the opportunity to review an item from one of their stores and am excited to pick something out and share the entire shopping experience with you all. Because it isn't always just the product, it's the customer service along the way that can make or break whether I choose to shop with an online retailer again!

What baby item was at the top of your must have or even your wish list? Remember I have a new niece to help me try out any baby items before BabyBear arrives so you just might get a peak at little Rosie during the review post. :)

8 comments:

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom January 19, 2011 at 1:20 PM  

I wouldn't have been able to do the infant thing without our Boppy. Such a life saver! We used it every single day.

I'm thinking about you often, friend. :-)

Anonymous January 19, 2011 at 2:33 PM  

Fisher Price Rock and Play Sleeper. None of my babies were ever willing to sleep in a crib until they were older and this incredible invention has them sleeping in 4 hour increments from birth! It is the perfect size and on gliders so you can slide it from room to room, easily folds to take on the go, and when using it on a wooden floor, a simple baby kick results in a gentle rock. It has been a complete lifesaver for getting rest with a newborn!

fritzfacts January 19, 2011 at 2:56 PM  

I am looking forward to a wrap sling too!! I didn't wear Boo at all, and can't wait to with this little one. I just have to decided which one I want...decisions decisions.

Jenney January 19, 2011 at 4:37 PM  

Stuff I am SOOOO glad we have/had: Boppy, cloth diapers (I'm telling you, I'll mail you our newborn size to use...I have several and that is still cheaper than buying used, I'll pay the "to you" shipping!), BabyLegs, wrap slings (Moby and Gypsy Mama), and the internet. SO I can ask everyone questions and connect :O)

Jo January 19, 2011 at 10:30 PM  

OHMYGOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!

I am super behind on blogs and haven't read in literally months so I just got the news. So many congrats!

Sorry that you are a member of the 'club' in terms of being so sick. I unfortunately can relate. Harper was a few days old before I really FINALLY shook my morning sickness. You poor thing.

But I am so completely THRILLED FOR YOU!!!

Love,

Jo

Sarah January 20, 2011 at 9:56 AM  

With my first 2 I didn't really ever wear them when they were little, but it was a must this time around with Jenna! I decided on a baby k'tan and I am absolutely in love with it!!! It's a little spendy, but I have gotten more than my moneys worth out of it already!
I had never heard of the amber teething necklace until I saw them on Jennifer's blog. I may have to look into those since I really know nothing about them!

Holly January 21, 2011 at 2:32 PM  

I just found glass bottles at target on clearance yesterday. They were like $2 or $3 ea. God bless! Holly

Aubrey January 23, 2011 at 6:04 PM  

Don't forget I have a car-seat/stroller combo if you're still interested!!

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