Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Needs and Wants

Nesting Week continues and today we are going to about the necessities for a new baby (Needs) and some of the Wants.

This is our third child, and we have very indulgent grandparents. There is very little this baby needs. Loving Arms to hold it, a car seat to bring it home, mom's boobs and truthfully we're all set. However with my youngest being 3.5 and having moved some there are some basics that we need to get in place to make some things easier.

the other thing is, both of my babies (their birthdays are only 11 days apart) were spring babies. Now we live in Chicago so I use the term spring loosely. On my sons first birthday (May 6) we took him to his first Cubs game and it was snowing. Flurries yes, but still snow in May. This baby is being born in February,still very much winter in Chicago. Some of the worst snow storms in my life have come in February. I think we are going to need more than 6 long sleeves tees. (Yes husband I do unless you are doing daily laundry!)

So today I have been doing some online shopping, not just the virtual longing kind, the kind where you actually put stuff in your cart!

First stop, Amazon. I had heard from many friends that their Amazon Mom Program was worth signing up for. So I did! Mostly I signed up for the faster shipping, but the diaper plan seems like a good deal too! So today, I ordered our first box of diapers:
And a few other things that qualify as needs:

I have had an over-abundant supply for the first few weeks with both of my kiddos and this time I am  not letting a single drop go to waste!

While I do exclusively nurse hubs enjoys doing one feeding a day, and I enjoy the ability to take a break! We were living in an apartment when we finished using bottles so we gave all our bottles to a friend. I also picked up this, because doing dishes should be fun:

Now on to the wants, which are really much more fun! I really want to get a cute little outfit to bring baby home in, but gender neutral cute is hard to find. Also, everyone is pulling out the spring and summer, I have plenty of that! I found this  at Old Navy:
I think it's perfectly adorable and would work for a boy or a girl, but alas (I love being dramatic) they are out in newborn sizes. I will have to try the actual store and see what I can find.

I also want a hat, it's February, it will be cold. I have it narrowed down to two and I need YOU to help me decide!

Ear Flaps:
Or no ear Flaps?

Which one would you get?

Have you missed any of the other Nesting Week Posts? Catch up:

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Shaunna said...

Ear flaps! Also not sure what kind of breastpump you have but if its Medela they make milk storage bags you pump directly into. New since I had Bradley.

HaB said...

Ear Flaps! Without a doubt!

LutherLiz said...

I like ear flaps too! :)

Lenae said...

I feel like the odd (wo)man out here, but I'm voting for the no-flaps hat! (Although they're both super cute!)

Jill said...

I'm going with the majority...ear flaps!

This Heavenly Life said...

Oh, I'm a no-flap girl, but I don't really know why :) CUTE finds!

Gretchen said...

all cute selections!

Hon, you won't need a TON of ls onesies because most likely the little babe will just stay in a sleeper 24/7. I would recommend one of those swaddling blanket things. Also, those fleece bag things are good, the ones where it's sleeveless but it's really big and the baby can wear it instead of a blanket.

So excited to hear if it's a boy or girl!!!

Janelle said...

Love the ear flaps!!! But both are really cute! Did you decide on which hat yet?