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Favorite Things: Baby Edition

 

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Sweet Lucy is my third and while I’m certainly not an expert, I’ve picked up a few things along the way. Less is more, though it’s not what society or the baby market will tell you. I’ve made a list of my favorite things, so here it is…

 

Ok so you just gave birth to your bundle of joy and it’s time to go home….

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Carseat/stroller combo: Baby Trend car seat and stroller

http://www.target.com/p/baby-trend-nexton-travel-system/-/A-15207188#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=15207188%2B15207187%2B15242930

I need easy, functional, safe and cute, and here it is, we bought two bases for the car seat so Jake has one in his jeep too and it’s no fuss! The stroller is easy to unfold and fold up, fits in the minivan trunk too which is a miracle!

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Wrap: Moby Wrap

http://mobywrap.com/

I absolutely love this wrap, I think it’s my single favorite baby thing. It makes everything easier, baby is next to your heart and you have both hands. It’s a breeze to learn how to wrap it too!

 

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Co-sleep: Snuggle nest

http://www.babydelight.com/c/snuggle-nest

This is fabulous! Lucy has a crib but we just wanted her close, it makes midnight feedings so much less jolting and we all sleep better! This takes away some of the fear of rolling over on your little and keeps them at an arms length!

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Breast Pump: Medela

http://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com/products/573/pump-in-style-advanced

The best pump on the market, it’s powerful, the bottles and nipples that come with it are the best too, I’ve tried a ton of different bottles that are supposed to be amazing and all of them fell short.

 

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Binky: Soothie

http://www.target.com/p/philips-avent-bpa-free-soothie-pacifier-0-3-months-green-2-pack/-/A-13956486

We are in serious trouble if we lose this guy. It’s one piece so there’s no fear of a choking hazard, it’s perfect!

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Gas: Hyland’s gas drops

http://hylands.com/products/baby-gas-drops

These are a life saver, homeopathic, all natural and they work extremely fast!! They also make teething drops and gel!!

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Teething necklaces/bracelets: Little Pokadee

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittlePokadee?ref=l2-shopheader-name

We just ordered Lucy’s a few weeks ago and love it, she’s still so little that I wanted to get an bracelet instead of a necklace for now and it’s perfect. She makes everything by hand and is in the states! Shop local!

 

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Swaddler: Swaddle designs

http://www.swaddledesigns.com/shop/swaddle-blankets/swaddle-blankets-organic-ultimate-receiving-swaddling-blanket.html?left-nav

Soft, organic, and breathable, all you could possibly ask for in a blanket, we have a million of these!

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Diapers/wipes: Babyganics

http://www.target.com/p/babyganics-diapers-jumbo-pack-select-size/-/A-15145097#prodSlot=_1_12

We tried Honest, pampers, huggies and they all leaked or broke Lucy out! Theses are hands down the best! A close second are Seventh generation diapers and wipes, I’ll get them if the store is out of babyganics but the diapers tend to be a little stiff comparatively, seventh gen wipes rock though!

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Diaper disposal: Baby Trend

http://www.target.com/p/baby-trend-diaper-champ-deluxe-blue/-/A-11389426#prodSlot=medium_1_4

There are a billion diaper disposals on the market but I love this one because you can use any bag not just specifically designed (and also specifically expensive) refills. The downside is it gets full quickly and hard to open and shut, but you’re going to want to empty the bag frequently because of the smell….plus, it looks like r2d2 ; )

 

 

 

 

 


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Waiting on Lucy…

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These Daffodils picked from my front yard have been one of the few things to make me smile today. My amazing hubs taking the girls to school for me was the first but these are a close second! Let me start out by saying I’ve been in labor since early Sunday morning, been to hospital and sent back because I’m not dialated. Ask anyone who is nine months pregnant what that feels like and they’ll tell you, devastating. I’m tired, grumpy, not teaching or massaging, not practicing and basically being a crazy hormonal hot mess. Yes, I’ve tried everything! Pineapple, dates, spicy, thai spicy, indian spicy, raspberry tea, tons of water, I’ve tried walking, not walking, taking relaxing baths, my sweet friends even got me an induction massage that was pure heaven (http://www.belliesandbabiesnc.com/#! ask for Christy!), cleaning the entire house top to bottom, meditation, reiki, I even did hot yoga a week ago, still…..nothing. Let me back up a bit…In 2010, after I had Amelie, I found out I had cervical cancer, I was lucky. I had surgery, required no chemo or radiation and I’m still here. The surgery went fine but I hemorrhaged a week after surgery and almost died. Two blood transfusions and a ton of rest later and I was ok but needless to say there’s a lot of fear. Not to mention the 7 hours of back labor I endured with Stella in 2007, ok yea, I hate hospitals and am petrified of the whole birthing process. I know it’s natural and beautiful, I can handle pain, I know how to breathe but I’m still not ok with the whole thing. So while I put my big girl panties on and deal with all of that, Lucy’s nursery is such a happier topic..

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Jake snagged the crib off craigslist and I absolutely love it!

I got the prints off Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/KZukowski)

The Rocking chair is from Ikea, Jake’s family threw us a gorgeous shower and it was a gift from his mum, Aunt and Uncle, and grandmother and grandfather, the room is painted a greyish color and I wanted tons of bright colors to lighten things up! I made the curtains and the crib skirt myself. I just stuck lucy’s tub in the crib for storage purposes, but how awesome is it going to be, getting a bath in this cozy soft flower? Got it at Target.

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Love “Where the Wild things Are” and couldn’t wait to hang this adorable block print from Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/LilMissScrappy)

Instead of cards, Jake’s grandmother had the great idea for guests to bring books, we’re huge readers and LOVE all of the cute books we’ll be reading to Lucy, We used spice wracks from Ikea to hold them, I didn’t like the idea of a big bulky bookcase and this was a great space saver! They along with the dresser we were gifted will be painted an awesome green to match the print as soon as it gets warm enough!

I made the changing pad cover from the softest flannel in my stash and love it!

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We have been so lucky to receive such amazing gifts, clothes, and this fabulous bed from my sweet friend Laurel! It’s perfect for those late night feedings when i don’t want to disturb papa bear and also for guests, Love the bedding! We love our fur babies as much as the two leggeds so I had to include some lab and siamese love! I got these prints off Etsy too! (https://www.etsy.com/shop/squarepaisleydesign, https://www.etsy.com/shop/GoingPlaces2)  We’ll add more prints to this wall, just waiting on Miss lucy!!!!!