Really. We have stuff for you and everything.
Well, today is my first day on maternity leave. I’m trying to keep busy, but am also trying to pace myself. Don’t want to run out of things to do! I worry I’m in for a bit of a wait because other than having more trouble hobbling around (I’m on leave about a week early at 38 rather than 39 weeks because of this) I don’t feel like a baby appearance is imminent.
Had a large box of baby clothes arrive from Glenn’s grandma so washing those, along with some other ones I had hanging around. Then stuffing the rest of the nappies with inserts. Did our laundry earlier and hung it out, washed my breast pump, organized a bit. Now what?
Well, here are some pictures of what we’ve got. I’m fairly pleased with our purchases. Of course the clothing from family has helped as well. I was really worried about the baby being cold (winter is here and it’s damp) but am much less so now.
Yay for clothing.
That’s only what I just washed and put haven’t put away yet. It’s of varying sizes so should be set for a while.
Carseat with headrest thing I got second hand. It needs to go back in the car. We took it out as we needed room for picking up the stroller. The headrest came with a breastfeeding pillow and a diaperbag/backpack thing for $10. Good deal. Carseat is new.
We bought a blue one because it matched the car. Seriously.
Stroller. With this we got the sun and rain shades, a toddler seat (for further babies), a shopping pannier and a backpack. $100. Considering this is a $600+ish stroller new (not to mention probably $200 worth of accessories) I’m pleased. However, it’s also the ugliest thing. Maroon and yellow? Blech! I made that little baby bag in there. Doesn’t match, but oh well (and really what would?).
Various things on and around the change table-bath. The bath is under the change pad. I mainly wanted something that was multi function even though I’m not sure on all the functions, and portable (it has wheels). That way I can store things on it at the very minimum.
Aforementioned breastfeeding pillow, some of the cover cloths from last update, the top of the table.
Some odds and ends, cloth wipes seen in last update etc.
Nappies, all stuffed and ready to go. Paid less than $500 for 30 of them. I wont need any more (assuming these fit ok). Easily the most expensive purchase, but also a good money saver.
And on the bottom there is clothing, towels, blankets etc.
The bouncer. I wasn’t going to get one, but then I realized having a spot to stick the baby in the room I’m in seems like a good idea. Also has a toy arch. I think it cost me around $30 secondhand.
Blanket I knitted and a toy my boss gave me. It’s a sheep…like thing.
Here is the baby bed. It’s a hammock thing. Responds to baby movement by bouncing gently. I’ve got it scrunched up next to the bed. I bought this forever ago for around $90. We’ll see how the baby likes it, but will probably move onto a crib bed by 6 months.
Glenn wants a baby capsule thing just to carry the baby around in. I’m ambivalent. We have a Moby wrap baby carrier and I thought that would be easier than a carseat you take in and out. Haven’t bought one yet, so we’ll see.
Some come on out. None of my shirts fit anymore.