Lamaze toys: These toys are so colorful and have so many different textures on each one. We have a few, but hope to get some more once baby Scott really starts playing with toys. Here are some of our favorites…
I hope that I did not over pack or underpack…I guess we will find out soon enough.
+ This could be the week that our little baby is born. My dad and Andre’s mom think this is going to be the life changing week. I still think we are going to have an April baby. It is surreal to think that we are this close to meeting the little person that has lived in my belly for the last 9 months.
+ We are down to the single digits…only 9 days left to our due date
+ I have packed my hospital bag…finally. I am going post all about it later this week.
+ I made wild mushroom risotto last night and it was AMAZING!!! I think it is my new favorite type of risotto. I know many people are intimidated by risotto, but they should not be. The key is to stir for a while after each addition of liquid!
+ I am also going to post about all of the fun Baby Scott’s things this week. I have already posted about all of the gear (the big things like the crib and stroller) and the bathing/feeding. This should be the last installment…I guess the fun stuff is being left for last 🙂
+ I know this blog has turned into everything baby, but what can I say….that is what my life revolves around right now 🙂
+ We went to the movies on Friday…to see The Hunger Games. It might be our last movie date for a while, so we really soaked it up. We both really liked the movie…and it made it even better that we went to a matinee so I did not have to stay up late 🙂 I can say that it really did live up to all the hype!
I recapped all of our favorite “big” baby things a few weeks ago. Go “here” to check see that post.
Medela Freestyle Breast Pump:
I plan to exclusively breast-feeding for at least a year, so I know this pump will get LOTS of use since I also plan to go back to work. I know breast feeding is not for everyone but I think that it is right for our family. This is supposed to be the best personal pump out there. It has a hands free attachment that I think will make it very easy to use while I am at work. It also has many different settings for suction and a memory setting to remember how you like it.
Dr Browns bottles: Everyone says that these bottles are the best, so that is what we are going with.
Dr Browns bottle warmer: I know that our little buddy will want warm bottles (when he or she starts taking them (when I go back to work) and since this was Dr Brown’s brand I figured it was great.
Fisher Price Space Saver Highchair: When we start feeding solids at around 6 months we will use this high chair. We decided on the space saver because our kitchen area is kind of small and our table is higher than normal. We thought that we could just strap this high chair to one of the chairs and be set. Again the color is very gender neutral.
Playtex Diaper Genie II: This diaper disposal system is hands free and is supposed to eliminate the smelliness that comes with diapering. I am hoping that the pups don’t like this too much 🙂 This diaper genie does require special bags and we stocked up on them.
Pampers sensitive swaddlers: diapers…I had super sensitive skin when I was little and still now so we are going to go with the sensitive diapers. We chose pampers because that is what my parents used on me, so they must be good 🙂
Pampers sensitive wipes: again we went with the sensitive ones since our little baby could have sensitive skin like me
Wipe Warmer: I know this is not a necessity, but I really liked the idea that it keeps the wipes fresh and warm. I think that this will make diaper changes a little more pleasant.
butt paste: Hopefully we wont have too much diaper rash, but if we do we will use this along with mineral oil. I have been told that mineral oil is the BEST thing to put on diaper rash!!!
puj tub: I really love that this tub unfolds to be flat and does not take up any space. It also mildew resistance. It fits in most sinks and the baby can use it until they are 17lbs.
Deluxe bather: We also got this tub since baby Scott with out grow the puj. It folds up very small and it very light weight. It has skid resistance feet and it big enough to use for a while.
I’m LOVING that I had a great check up yesterday. Baby Scott has decided to drop a little and that makes for one happy mama.
I’m LOVING that we are going to see the Hunger Games on Friday. I am going to get off of work early and we will see it that afternoon. I can not seem to stay away for late movies anymore 🙂
I’m LOVING all of the LOVE that you all gave us yesterday on the Baby Scott nursery reveal!!!
I’m LOVING smart start cereal and dark chocolate almond milk but not together.
I’m LOVING that we are SO close to meeting baby Scott…only 14 days until my due date!
the first letter is still at my mom and dad’s house…waiting on little baby’s arrival
crib bedding, pillows, changing pad cover, and seat cushions: Amy Butler Midwest Modern Ohio Sky fabric and made by me 🙂
window seat light: Lowes
shelves: Lowes (similar)
prints: we got them on our honeymoon to Paris from a street vender on the Left Bank
frames: Hobby Lobby
Wooden furniture: I have had these pieces since I was in high school but they are Webb brand
crib: Baby Mod Olivia crib
Bookcase: Pottery Barn revolving bookcase
If you are wondering where something came from just ask…I will try my best to help you all out 🙂
1+ It has been unseasonably warm here in SC for the last few days (like mid 80s)…and I have decided that being hugely pregnant during the summer must be the pits. I have been SO hot these last couple of days and to make matters worse our AC has not been working. (I could not even imagine being 38 weeks pregnant when it is 100 degrees outside.) It would get up to 80+ during the day and only down to 75 or 76 at night in our house. I finally got some relief yesterday…my sweet daddy came back to my house (he has driven the 2 hours here and 2 hours back the last 3 days in a row) and put some freon in AC. I am actually not sweating anymore….I have been sweating constantly for the last couple of days. I have never been more excited about air condition.
2+ Since it is so warm my dad took me to get some shorts and short sleeve shirts. I had nothing that would still fit, so I was stuck wearing long pants and long sleeve shirts. That may have been one of the reasons that I have been sweating constantly for the last couple of days. Now I have some cool lounge wear that I can wear until Baby Scott makes his or her arrival (and maybe a little his or her arrival). (hopefully that arrival will be pretty soon)
3+ We finally FINISHED the nursery. I will post all of the pictures this week! We are so happy with how everything turned out. Here is a little sneak peek…
4+ My sweet Tillman and Tucker got their 3 year rabies shots on Friday. During that visit we found out that they are both a little overweight, so their treat intake is going to decrease drastically 🙂 I’m pretty sure they are not going to like that.
“What mom…no more treats!?!?”
“I’ll just eat this nyla-bone instead”
5+ My dad helped me repot our tree that goes on our front porch yesterday as well. I think the bigger pot will make the plant much happier.
**can you see my big belly? 🙂
6+ I have started packing our bags for the hospital. I have gotten all of baby Scott’s things together and some of mine. I hope to have everything packed by the end of this weekend, because my daddy thinks the baby is coming on the 29th 🙂
7+ I ordered these two books and when they were delivered I could not tear into the box fast enough. I immediately starting flipping through them.
I decided that we would try this out this week
and that I REALLY want to make this for baby Scott!!!
8+ Speaking of books…I made this book on iPhoto using my maternity pictures. I LOVE the way it turned out. I think that I will use apple more for these types of projects. I think the quality is much better than Shutterfly!
9+ I want to make one of these name and face books for baby Scott once he or she gets a little older.