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Registering is exhausting!

Registering for Baby W was fun, but also a little overwhelming and a lot exhausting! Before our adventure began, I purchased Baby Bargains. It’s kind of like a registry bible – it reviews pretty much every brand of baby product, and helps to demystify the crazy list of things that you need when having a baby. It’s well-written and extensively reviews so many products. I’m glad that we did some research before yesterday, but I’ll admit, it was a bit overwhelming. I got hung up on making the ‘right’ decisions, which almost made me crazy when trying to decide on the ‘perfect stroller.’ I literally spent hours reading reviews and comparing prices – ugh! In the end, trying them at the store was quite helpful. We decided to go with a Graco Travel System – it comes with the top-rated car seat for safety, and the stroller is easy to fold with one hand, fits in my trunk, and isn’t too heavy. It also has some other nice features and a cute elephant design. I am sure Baby W will like it. LOL

We decided on a sports’ theme for the nursery –it’s going to be so cute! We have some painting to do, and then I can focus on decorating the room. We found really cute bedding, and I have a lot of great ideas for decor — I have found a lot of great ideas on Pinterest! So much fun!

I also finally decided on cloth diapers — the BumGenius 4.0. They are highly-rated and fit babies from 7 to 40lbs (we can use these diapers until Baby W is potty trained)! They are also an all-in-one, so there aren’t any pins or multiple pieces to worry about — it’s basically a diaper that can be washed and reused! Since, I don’t think it make much sense to buy newborn cloth diapers, we are going to use disposable for the first few weeks to allow Baby W’s belly button to heal. There are a lot of cute colors and patterns — I am so excited to use them!

Registering is all done! I am sure we added too many things to the list, but I am sure that’s somewhat normal for first-time parents.

Have a great week, everyone!


It’s a BOY!

Appointment went very well! Baby W is measuring perfectly — everything is in the normal range!! And, our due date is still end of January 🙂




Girl or Boy? (One week countdown!)

I am almost 20 weeks pregnant! YAY!!! In one week, we head back to the doctor for our monthly check-up and for our in-depth ultrasound. During this scan not only do we find out the gender of Baby W (let the shopping begin!), but  we also get to make sure that everything is developing well and make sure our due date still makes sense. I am feeling really good (and really hungry), and my belly seems to be growing the right amount every week! I am also starting to feel some movement, which is amazing! Some days I feel more than others — it’s a hard feeling to explain, but it’s so amazing to feel Baby W swimming around. I can’t wait until his/her movements are stronger and I feel them more often.

The last week has been very busy! I spent Labor Day weekend in Knoxville with my mom, one of my best friends, and my soon-to-be-sister in law and her friends and family to celebrate my brother’s upcoming nuptials! The bridal shower was a lot of fun as was the bachelorette party. We got home early Monday, and I basically slept all day to recover. We decided to drive — almost 30 hours round trip — and I was exhausted. To say the least, I will be flying to the wedding in a few weeks! Work has also been a bit crazy — nothing too awful, just very busy!

Last night, my hubby surprised me with an amazing gift! We are heading to Chicago on Friday to go to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field!!! AHHHH, I am ecstatic! I love Chicago, and am a HUGE Cubs fan, but have never actually watched a game from inside the stadium. That will all change this Saturday — GO CUBBIES! We are also planning to eat dinner at a restaurant with an acclaimed chef who was just featured on (and actually beat) The Iron Chef. It’s going to be a great weekend 🙂

So, what do you think, is Baby W going to be adorned in Blue or Pink? I am leaning toward Blue, but most of my family is leaning in the other direction. Let the one week countdown begin!

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