Being pregnant with a second boy is kinda funny.
I have this sense of ‘I have everything I need’ which of course translates into “there is nothing I need to do to get ready” which of course is completely false. There are still plans to be made, bags to be packed, guest rooms to be made up and oh-yeah, a toddler to care for, transition into big-brother-hood, and keep alive till the day of delivery (and after!). Oh and did I mention, it would be nice to have a fully finished kitchen? Details.
So even though we haven’t touched the nursery (we were mostly finished with Will’s old nursery at this same point in my pregnancy with him), or cleaned the house (I had Jer shampoo the carpet in our old house for Will…this time around, I’m lucky if all three of us are in clean underwear & diapers) or wrote out a birth plan (last time – four handwritten pages that went right out the window), I do dream of things that we could get that would be nice for our second trip around the parenting moon.
Oh and as a disclaimer…I started this post a long time ago so I do apologize if any of this stuff is outdated or if a new/fancier/more robotic version is available…
Moodboards I have missed you.
I am not a video monitor kinda girl. I know myself and myself shouldn’t do video monitors. Let’s put that out there. We have the Graco Secure Coverage Digital Monitor from our days of monitoring Will and it works ok. I would wake up in the middle of my rare and precious hour of sleep to put my nose as close as humanly possible to Will’s side to see if he was still breathing. Longest two seconds of my life. So when I heard about the Angelcare Monitor Deluxe that monitors movement and does sound…well, it’s like a breath of fresh air for me. I want it.
Aww Sophie. Will didn’t know your love. Hopefully baby numero dos will….or should I say le numero deux. I hope you enjoy necking with my baby…you know, once I pay for you. That sounded bad.
I didn’t even know about the aden + anais swaddling cloths until we all discussed our favorite baby items in the comment section of this giveaway post. Well, this is me pulling up my maternity spanx and jumping on that bandwagon. I’m a swaddler and I want a pack please. or four.
Unpacking the 0-3 month bin of Will’s old clothes was literally one of the highlights of my week. I pretended I was at a baby shower…thanking the imaginary folks in my bedroom. I gushed. I cried. I blamed the hormones. Outloud. And then I realized that there is always more room for cute tiny clothing. I’m loving the footed pants and comfy pieces from H&M and Gap.
Jeremy and I were joking that the number one thing on a baby wishlist should be sound-silencing earwear for when you aren’t on baby duty and just need to clear your head. I wasn’t joking. I think these would do just fine. And one day they can be Will’s earmuffs for when he goes full-monty-redneck at his first Daytona 500.
Something I regret not getting with Will was a wrap. I really REALLY want one. The Solly Baby Wrap and the Moby Wrap
seem very similar…and I like the looks of both. Decisions. Decisions. My only hesitation….will it be like sunglasses on top of your head? You forget where they are at times? Because I can totally see myself strapped to the baby wondering where I put him down.
We have been doing some ‘activities’ with Will trying to help prep him for life with a new baby. I have no idea if any of them are working or are going to work. We pretend every day with our own stuffed animals that they are babies and that we need to care for them…including feeding them, holding them, changing them, and putting them to sleep. We talk about the day when the baby comes out of my belly and how we will have to be gentle touchers and what we say when the baby cries. We showed him all the little clothes and went through his toys and decided what would belong to the little guy. And we talk about sharing everything from bath towels to carseats to cousins with the Little Baby. Will helped pick out a present for the new baby. We also pray for him every day. One of the other things Jer and I wanted to do was get Will a present that the baby ‘brought’ for him. I think Will would be ecstatic to get this train set.
Like I said, Will helped pick out a present for the Little Baby. It’s only natural that we get our second boy an Angel Dear Blankie
…especially since Will has been inseparable from his since birth. Will has the brown owl version. Our next little guy should have one equally cute….I’m loving the racoon especially with his proper little collar 🙂
Speaking of presents….why not me too?! I like to commemorate big events with jewelry….not ridiculously priced out of budget jewelry…just really pretty simple things I can wear and remember a special place or a thing or an event. I told Jer a long time ago that he could get me a push present and it could be these Stella & Dot earrings.
Seriously how adorable are mini moccasins?! Can they possibly get any cuter? Um the correct answer is no. they can not.
I’ve been wanting that long tailed bonnet hat for a long time. I can imagine all my babies in it. All three thousand of them. And then I saw the little red & white striped bit from Gap and was like – MUST BE MINE. I don’t have either. I did order this one just recently:
with the cacoon. Consider me very excited about the Little Babys first photoshoot.
My friend has one of these Joovy Hook On Highchairs and every time I see it, I lust. It’s a sin. A sin to be that stinking genius. I could keep it in the car and whenever I need a bacon fix, I just give it to Will to lug into the restaurant. No more grody diner highchairs for me. So so smart.
So what have you guys been looking at getting? Anything not the norm? Anything you missed with your first bambino? Do tell.
p.s. We started an online baby pool for our little guy! You can click here to guess his arrival date, time, hair color, eye color (Jer’s are blue and mine are brown), length and weight. Also – we have some awesome prizes coming for the winner…so you wanna get in on this. More info to come 🙂