Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Baby Stuff!!!

There is something about being pregnant that makes me want to be crafty. I have no idea what it is or why it is happening, but it's pretty strange! Currently, I have the overwhelming urge to make some burp cloths. Why? No clue! I don't even own a sewing machine! And it's too late to ask Santa for one for Christmas. Maybe I will get one as a "New Year" present to myself. Also, along the burp cloth idea, I also want to make a blanket. Again, why? No clue. Another note, I have no idea how to sew. Awesome. These projects are going to go fabulously!

Right now, J and I are pretty sparse on the things that we have to Lil Stratton. We've picked out a crib (will be picked up next weekend) and I have picked out the cloth diapers that I would like to buy. Yep, we are going to do cloth diapering. No, I am not a hippie and yes I think we are a little crazy. But we will save a ton of money diapering our baby this way and he will have a very adorable bottom. What we do own right now is a car seat, a moby, and 1 onesie. Yep. If my baby were to come now he would be very naked. But at least we could get him home from the hospital and in his own bed! I am hoping to get a lot of our essentials at the baby shower(s). I don't want to buy a ton of stuff now, only to have the baby shower and end up with a ton of stuff we don't have room to store or will use. So for us, minimalism is the way to go right now. 

I am SO excited about our crib. I searched and searched and finally found one that I am in love with that fits in our budget and most importantly is super duper safe. YAY Ikea!
                                                       GULLIVER Crib white Length: 53 1/2 " Width: 29 1/2 " Height: 32 5/8 " Bed width: 27 1/2 " Bed length: 52 "  Length: 136 cm Width: 75 cm Height: 83 cm Bed width: 70 cm Bed length: 132 cm
Also, super excited for our diapers. They are adorable and long lasting, and affordable. How amazing is that? I am all about a great deal!

                              


I can't wait till I get to order some of these bad boys! Probably after the first of the year, when things have calmed down a little bit. But hey, at least I know what I want!


I've been adding things to my registry at Target slowly but surely. Any time I think of something, on it goes! The only downside? Probably a lot of the items I want are "online only." Crap! Oh well, we'll make it work!


Night night all!
Love, 
L


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4 comments:

Amanda said...

im excited for you!! and i've been thinking about possibly going the cloth diaper route when i have kids.

navynest said...

So exciting! I totally know how you feel about making stuff! I had already started knitting and sewing, and then we found out we're having a girl and I went into overdrive! Making a registry was so overwhelming for us! I mustve done hours of research on products. Good luck! :)

L said...

Amanda- I'll let you know about the cloth diapers. I am all about the cost savings! It costs about $3000 to diaper a baby with disposables. It costs about $300 to diaper a baby with cloth. And most times, your investment with a second child is minimal. They can be reused! I am all about it! What I am not all about is icky-ness. Hopefully it won't be soooo bad! =) Maybe I'll put up a little note to remind me how much we will be saving!

NavyNest- Good to know that I am not the only one! I was feeling a bit craft crazy! Not that I have started any baby projects yet.... And ugh....I cannot tell you how many times I have researched car seats, baby monitors, and cribs. Even after I picked the one that I want. I think maybe babies make you a little crazy. In a good way!

Meesh said...

NESTING! lol Those diapers are adorable!!!!!