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getting ready for baby…

My due date is in less then 6 weeks and nesting syndrome has set in like crazy. The challenge is I’m not suppose be doing anything at all… but all I want to do is organize and clean. So frustrating πŸ™

To give you a little history, baby girl #2 was trying to make an early appearance a few months ago (I was 24 wks pregnant to be exact). Talk about scary. The docs have been keeping a close eye on me and so far (fingers crossed) everything is looking good πŸ™‚ Β But… since M was born 3 wks early, they are expecting #2 to make an early appearance. So, that means I need keep my feet up a little longer.

Good news is the baby’s nursery is just about ready. Almost… but not quite.

Remember a few weeks ago I posted a 7 Things I Love Nursery Edition? My most favorite nursery of them all was this one. I’m using it as inspiration and making the most with what we have. Β Only thing left is a decorative rug that’s on order and a custom made stork print with baby girl’s name on it (which we’re keeping a secret till she’s born) made by this talented lady. The canvas print arrived a week ago and is so super cute! It’s getting framed as we speak πŸ™‚

The only thing left Β was to organize all the baby clothes and buy some baby necessities. Mr. Weekly Bite brought out all the baby bins and M & I started sorting everything out.

Can you believe that most of these bins contain 0-3 month clothes that M wore?! I couldn’t believe how many onesies, swaddling blankets, and little dresses we had. So much that I ended up donating some to Good Will.

To keep myself organized I made a list of necessities needed for the baby. Here’s what I came up with:

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Diaper Cream
  • Burp Cloths
  • Bottles, nipples, & bottle brush (if not breast feeding)
  • Swaddling blankets
  • Light play blankets
  • Baby thermometer
  • Bulb syringe
  • infant pain reliever

I know this list is missing a lot of the bigger items like crib, car seat, high chair, stroller, etc… but lucky for us, we already have all those things from when M was younger. The only big item I have on my wish list is a double jogging stroller.

As far as the little things on the list… I think the only things I really need is a good bulb syringe, lots of thick burp cloths, and an endless amount of diapers and wipes.

Moms – Am I missing anything??

For now… I’m feeling good and getting very excited to meet this baby girl who’s been demanding so much attention early on πŸ™‚

I can’t wait πŸ™‚

19 Responses

  1. Cait's Plate said on July 7, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Wow! I think you’ve hit it all πŸ™‚

    Your daughter is too adorable – I can’t even take it!!

  2. Estela - Weekly Bite said on July 7, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Awe… thanks Cait πŸ™‚

  3. Gregg Guenther said on July 7, 2011 at 8:23 am

    A couple of more things from a Dad: Calmness, patience, acceptance…and then for you: Calmness, patience, acceptance…oh, and then deep breathing for the next 20+ years…good luck to ALL of you…go Mr. WB

  4. Mrs. Fish said on July 7, 2011 at 8:24 am

    What an adorable helper! πŸ™‚

  5. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) said on July 7, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I’ve been hearing a lot about reusable diapers lately. They seem to be pretty popular because they can be cost effective and environmentally friendly. I was just wondering if you’ve ever used them or if that’s something you’re interested in trying?

    Anyway, I hope the remaining pregnancy goes well! I can’t wait to see your new baby girl!

  6. Elana said on July 7, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Sounds like you hit most of the necessities. I might add nail scissors or baby clippers. Those infant fingernails grow fast – and sharp! Also, if you’ll be nursing you’ll want breast pads. (Can you tell I have a newborn myself?)

    Good luck with everything!!!

  7. Aunt Edna said on July 7, 2011 at 10:51 am

    We are all praying for and your new baby; that you will go through your delivery with flying colors and that the little one is super healthy and ready to go to her new room. We love you much; lots of hugs and kisses from grandma….

  8. Mo said on July 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I’m getting excited for you!

    Great list. We couldn’t believe how many boxes of clothes we had from Ava’s first year. More than I’ve had in my whole life I think!

  9. Julie said on July 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I bought some new pacifiers too. FYI – BOB double jogging stroller is awesome!!

  10. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on July 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    That must be so difficult to sit tight when you want to get things done. Keep those feet up, though, and I hope your last few weeks are smooth. πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see the finished nursery!

  11. Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas said on July 7, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    That is all I wanted to do today-organize, organize, organize! When everything is in its place, my mind feels crystal clear and ready to take on the day!

  12. Maureen said on July 7, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Best of luck to you and the new bub – as much as you want to do, do the right thing and take it easy. There will be forever to do whatever you want later.

    Good thoughts coming your way.

  13. Jennifer said on July 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    May I suggest this instead of a bulb syringe? It rocks!
    Good luck with your final preparations!

  14. Estela - Weekly Bite said on July 8, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Thanks for tip Jennifer πŸ™‚

  15. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said on July 8, 2011 at 8:01 am

    You should get a good bulb at the hospital. And I would say you certainly have the essentials covered! Sorry you’re having to go through the nesting urge while having to watch your activity.

  16. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on July 8, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I’m glad you’re doing ok and the little one is staying put for now. Take care of yourself.

  17. Amy-Nutrition by Nature said on July 8, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Looks like you are set to go for a few months anyway! I just packed all our baby clothes up in the bins(a bit late, G-Man is 2 years old) and his crib is coming down this week. πŸ™ but seeing your post makes me think, maybe one more…
    Very nice blog!

  18. Estela - Weekly Bite said on July 8, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks Amy πŸ™‚

  19. Jen said on July 8, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    We miss you on the East Coast and wish we could see all this progress in person. Lots of love and thoughts from your old neighbors!! πŸ™‚