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!

Sorry about the CRAZY formatting....Gotta love blogger somethings!


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!!!!!