We are just over a month away from meeting our little one, and getting ready for her has got to be one of the most COMPLICATED and CONFUSING thing on the planet! There are so many things that you as the parents have to think about, and there isn’t a shortage of people who want to tell you exactly what they think you should do. Luckily for us our families are very supportive of the choices that we are and have made for our beautiful little girl. The hardest part of the process has been trying to get everything done and make sure we have everything we need for our baby. I have looked at list after list of what I need to buy and I will be completely honest some of the stuff that the lists say you “need” just seems frivolous. No I do not need a wipe warmer, I didn’t die when my mom used cold wipes and my baby will be just fine without a warmed up wipe. So after all the things I have read and knowing what we have to work with in our nursery I think I have a complete list of what I will need for my sweet baby girl.
Crib- We are thinking about getting a mini crib because our apartment isn’t super spacious, but a regular crib will last her a lot longer. Also basically every crib we have looked at has been a 3 in 1, which is cool, we just aren’t sure we are going to end up being able to use it as a toddler bed or twin bed, but the fact that it is an option is always nice.
Rocker or Glider- we have a glider that my dear sweet husband will one day paint for me and I am going to reupholster it with fabric and cushions that I think will match her room better.
Baby Bouncer Seat- I am having the hardest time finding one that isn’t either PINK and I mean PINK or jungle themed and sings. My sister in law suggested just putting a blanket over it, so that is what I think I am going to do unless I get lucky.
Bumbo- okay this isn’t a must but my sister-in-law had one and she loves it. Plus the fact that we have limited space in our apartment makes this a much better alternative to a big BULKY high chair. (I already ordered this because I knew I wanted it and I just got lucky enough for it to match the colors that I want for the nursery!!)
Boppy Nursing Pillow- I want it so that it is less painful on my arms to nurse. Devin wants it so that he can use it for arm support for his video games.
Baby Carrier- I am afraid that this is going to be the hardest thing to find because my husband and I are so different in size I am afraid we won’t be able to find one that fits us both or will adjust to us both I guess.
Car Seat- We have found one that we love that will fit baby girl until she is 3olbs, and we don’t want her to grow out of it too quickly. Also it goes with the stroller. It is called a travel set. We love it!!! It is called the Chicco Keyfit 30.
Stroller- We are going to get the Chicco Liteway Plus stroller. It zips down so that we can put our car seat on it. I love it! I can’t wait to get it.
Exersaucer- I am a little hesitant to get one of these not because she doesn’t need one but because my husband was kind of a wild kid when he was little and he would scoot himself to the top of the stairs and then throw himself down the stairs. His brother says that he would only cry because he was upside down and he wanted to do it again. He is such a crazy guy! (This story is told best by his brother, it is really funny, I just don’t want my daughter to be as adventurous as her daddy)
Breast Pump- I have been looking into all kinds of breast pumps. I think we are going to get an electric one.
diapers and all that baby care stuff. Lotions, soaps, and that kind of thing.
Oh and one last thing! A pack-n-play my parents had one for my brother and it made it a lot easier to keep my littlest brother’s toys and stuff that he wanted out of the way while we cleaned or played our games.
There are so many things to think about. My next big thing to think about is the fact that I need to start packing a hospital bag. AHH!!!!!
All of this means that baby is getting so much closer to being here. I can’t wait to be able to hold her in my arms and not just feel her move in my belly!! So EXCITED!!!!!!