I apologize in advance for the all-over-the-place nature of this post. I wanted to share some cool baby stuff I found, and also just talk about our plans and what’s been going on in the fumbles family.
I’m really very silly. I thought, “Oh we’re going to use cloth diapers, it’ll be easy to get them figured out.” Ha! Not only are there 10,000 varieties of cloth diapers, there is also not one store in Indianapolis which sells them, so we’ll be having to buy them online. I’m not against online shopping, but it would be nice to actually get to feel the diaper before we buy them.
I’ve been investigating our diaper options for a while, and I think I’ve figured out what we’re going to use!
We are going to go with one-size, pocket diapers. We’re buying two brands to try and compare: Fuzzi Bunz and Bum Genius. Fuzzi Bunz seem to be the best option for newborns, as they have a 4th setting, extra-small. So we’ll start with them until she gets to be about 10 lbs. or so, then we’ll use both FB and Bum Genius.
But I’d love to hear from any of you who have used either brand and what you’ve thought of them!
Our nursery plan is in place! The plan as of now is to get all of the furniture for the room second-hand except for the crib. So far we got a nice changing table/dresser on Craigs List, and we’re going tonight to look at a glider/rocker chair and ottoman, waayyyy cheaper than the prices at Babies R Us. We have a bookshelf from Ikea, and we’ll try to get a small, narrow dresser to put inside her closet for extra space.
The room is a light, sort of buttery yellow. One wall will be painted “One Enchanted Evening” which is a nice light bluish-purple from the Disney paint collection.
Her crib will go against that wall. Then we’ll paint the dressers (hence why we’re buying them cheap!) another Disney paint called “Robes for the Queen”.
I’d also like to get some wooden letters from a craft store to spell out her name (once we decide on one!) and paint them the darker purple as well. I’m hoping to be able to find some curtains in this darker shade as well.
Eventually we’ll get a lamp of some kind, and I found this on sale at Home Depot:
It’s a wall applique-sticker type thing. It’s supposedly removable. I thought it would look so cute on one of the walls in her room!
I like the princess theme. I figure it’s sort of baby-ish, but will still be fun for a little girl until she’s a few years old (or older!).
So, even though she’s going to have her own room downstairs, our bedroom is upstairs. I know, I know. Ack. Solution: Pack n Play with bassinette upstairs for the first few months (until she grows out of it) and a changing pad on a dresser for a makeshift changing table. I *know* I’m not going to be running up and down stairs all day and night for feedings and changing. This way, there will be a place for her to sleep and to be changed upstairs and down. Once she grows out of the Pack n Play as a bed, it can be used for all of its lovely other functions, especially for trips to grandma’s!
So what’s her name?
Well, that’s a good question! We have a few front-runners, but we haven’t decided for *sure* yet. We also haven’t decided if we’ll tell people her name before she is born or not.
I like the idea of having two names chosen, and then deciding for sure when we meet her. In other words, I don’t know, ha.
Here’s some of the ones we like:
Do any of you ladies have Costco memberships? I’m interested in one, but is it worth the cost for a small family?
This past Saturday we had a little shindig at our house. It was fun! We had over some friends from church as well as our neighbors, who are really cool (and have a sweet 15 year old daughter — Babysitter??). The one family that came has the two most adorable daughters, one who is 2 and the other who is six weeks old! She was so small and cute; baby feet. Is there anything more adorable than baby feet?
We had bought one of those small fire bowls from Target, and we got to use it for the first time on Saturday. We made a fire and S’mores! I haven’t had s’mores in ages, and they are just so g-o-o-d. The fire bowl was a great investment (especially because it was on sale!) and I can’t wait to use it on fall evenings when it’s nice and cool.
Thanks for the encouraging words on dry spells! I started a book that I have had for about a year, but haven’t read yet. It’s called Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To. It’s a pretty cheesy title, but the few pages I’ve read so far seem really good!
And of course, I have to end this post with a new bump picture! Here I am yesterday, 20 weeks, 6 days:
Again, sorry for the wanderings, but thanks for reading through! 🙂