Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Life Lately

Life lately has been good.  We've been doing a ton of productive things around the house and our yard, lots of baby shopping and reading, and eating all the delicious things.  I'll let the camera roll do the rest of the talking...


The view out my bedroom window couldn't be anymore gorgeous right now.
My favorite part about spring are all of the flowering trees!  (Least favorite: allergies.)


If you remember from this post, I fell hard for these Sugarboo prints.  The price?  Not so much.  I all but gave up on them until I was in a local store and they had them in a smaller (and much more reasonably priced) size!   Seriously can't wait to get them hung up in the nursery.


Nick makes dinner on Sunday nights and it's my favorite thing.  Recently he made these ramen bowls which were SO GOOD.  I'm not even going to tell you how many bowls I had that night (three).


We've had a ton of rainy days lately (and it even snowed on this past Sunday... I wish I was joking), but the cotton candy sunsets and rainbows at the end of the day always make up for it.


Our bassinet came in!  I'm so excited about this thing.  I made Nick set it up ASAP and then we put it in our bedroom for a couple of nights to see how Brady would react to it (since it's really Brady's bedroom, he just lets us sleep in there ;)).  He was not phased thankfully!


I found a present on my shoe courtesy of Mr. B - I think he was telling me he wanted to go out and play with his Chuck-It, which for pregnant women or just anyone that can't bend over, is the best invention ever.


Someone recommended Belly Laughs to me on my last confessions post and I'm so glad I ordered it.  It came in on Friday and I finished it on Sunday!  It was hilarious and I laughed out loud so many times - so so funny.  Definitely gifting this to all my friends that get pregnant!


We've been hard at work in the nursery and it is almost done.  I'm in love with how it's all come together and hopefully will be able to share in the next couple weeks!  Just waiting for a couple more pieces to come in.  It's Brady's favorite room in the house, too :)

Speaking of the nursery... mom friends, please help me out here!
I'm curious about how many of all things linen I should have.  How many:

*burp cloths
*bibs
*crib sheets
*bassinet sheets
*pack and play sheets
*boppy covers
*changing pad covers

would you recommend having?  I know it varies for everyone, but I'd love to hear some opinions/thoughts/whatever on what worked best for you.  You guys are the best!

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31 comments

  1. So glad that you guys are knocking things out,but also enjoying the time before your little arrives. Love that art work print and glad that you found it at a reasonable price--love when that happens!! :)

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  2. Aw I can't wait to see the nursery! Loved your snaps of Brady barking at the pacis.. haha! I would get at least 3 crib sheets (we have two and I wish we had at least one more), 2 boppy covers, and 2 packs of the changing pad covers. We also had a ton of burp cloths (like 20!) because we would go through them so often at first when they spit up a lot. It will cut back on needing to do laundry everyday!

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  3. Glad Brady is sharing his bedroom nicely! Haha love the bassinet! We went with a simple one as well! Your room looks so bright and airy! Ours is sort of manly haha. We will have to work on that while I'm home on maternity.. Haha

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  4. So excited for you!!!! I love reading your blog and reminds me of being pregnant! The one thing I couldn't believe with motherhood is the amount of laundry! I think bibs and burp cloths stock up. You can leave some in the car, nursery, kitchen, living room, etc. you can never have enough! As for sheets I would say 3-4! I know our daughter spit up a lot and as a toddler had the stomach bug. So having multiple sheets on hand and ready to go was incredible. Also 2 diaper cover changing pads should be enough. That way you can replace if it gets dirty and take your time doing laundry. If you haven't registered yet for the nippy changing pad liners order a ton of them!! I used them everywhere and on top of my changing pad to not get it dirty. So much Easter to toss those in the wash. Plus I used them at night changing the baby on the bed when I was too lazy to go to the nursery!!!

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  5. That tree outside your window is beautiful! I was glad for the sun yesterday. I love that bassinet - it's really beautiful! Those ramen bowls look good!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  6. Ahhh, so exciting! I can't believe the baby will be here so soon!

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  7. How pretty is that tree outside your bedroom window? The epitome of spring! Glad Brady-Boy wasn't phased by the bassinet, I can't wait to hear how he tries to "help" when the little princess arrives! <3
    Green Fashionista

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  8. i personally don't think you need many linens. Two crib sheets should be enough (a flannel one is nice for winter, PB Kids always has nice ones). Two changing pad covers. Burp clothes you probably want the most of. I would buy a pack or two of the old school cloth diapers to use as burp clothes. As far as bibs (for catching drool) go, get some cute ones off etsy. I always just had three in rotation. Pack n play & Boppy linens come down to how much you think you'll use them. After having two babies now, I have never used my Boppy! And of course, how much you want tondo laundry factors in. But I would start small! You can always order more, especially now that you have Amazon prime!

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  9. OHHH - the bassinet. Stuff is getting REAL about now, huh?
    I have heard many times that that book needs to be read by every PG momma.

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  10. Yay for finding the prints you wanted-- they really are so sweet! The ramen Nick made looks so good!

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  11. I mean your model Brady I can't even. I love Ramen and I can totally see why you had three bowls ;)

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  12. Y'all are majorly nesting! Brady is the cutest and I can't wait for the big nursery reveal!

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  13. So much to love in this post - I'm glad that everything is coming together for you guys, and that life is good! I was cracking up when I originally saw that photo of your shoes with the tennis ball, Finn does the same thing all the time!

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  14. I just adore the nursery rug and "I love you" print! I can't wait to see the nursery reveal!! So glad things are going well and you're feeling great!

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  15. That ramen bowl looks SO good!! The nursery is going to be so cute!

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  16. I think it totally depends on your child!!
    Neither of my girls really spit up at all so I never used the burp rags that we had gotten. Same with the bibs. We never had to deal with excessive spit up, or drool so it just wasn't something I needed.
    I think 2 crib sheets and/or bassinet sheets is plenty (use one while one is washing, changing out every few days or so).
    Boppy cover you may need a few more of those, but I would wait and see how nursing goes and what works best for you and baby. I always had two boppy pillows (one in room and one in main living space) because it made life a lot easier. Therefore, I needed about 4 covers that I rotated around.
    Changing pad covers-I only had two, but we had to go without here and there, esp in the first few months when the baby basically pees every time the diaper is off. :) Someday's they would tinkle on both before 10 AM.

    My advice is to stock up on Aiden and Anais blankets. The blankets can be used for everything and are amazing. I just used one everyday and then got a new one every morning and used it all day long. Obviously that won't work if the baby spits up a lot, but I found those to be the best all around. They can be used for burp rags, blanket, swaddle, etc when needed!
    Anyways, sorry this is so long! Love your blog and excited for your future! Praying all goes well for you!!

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  17. So glad you enjoyed that book! I just found out that she wrote a book after called 'Baby Laughs' that is on my to read list.

    I found your blog a few months ago and have so enjoyed reading it! You remind me very much of myself and my husband when we were expecting our daughter. I'm currently pregnant with #2 and so its also reminding me of how relaxed I am about this one and how I feel like I have so little to do this time around - kind of nice ;-)

    As far as supplies - my daughter wasn't a 'spitty' baby so I didn't need as many burp cloths as I had. I probably had about 10 and most still look new. I really did not care for the old cloth diaper style, my favorites were ones from etsy that someone ordered me that were flannel on one side and like a towel material on the other. They were very absorbant which, when it comes to baby spit up is what you want. She also didn't really use that many bibs as she wasn't really 'drooly' until she was about 6 months old. And I honestly just bought the cute cloth bibs they have at Target for her for that so that way when they looked gross I could just toss them and not feel guilty about it (I really hate scrubbing stains out of baby stuff). As far as boppy covers I also only had 2, but a lot of times I would have blanket under her when I was feeding her so if she would drool or drip it would go onto that. I would stock up on Aiden and Anais blankets and literally have them all over your house. That's what I had on hand to wipe up more than burp cloths, very multi purpose.
    As far as sheets - seriously some of the best mama advice I got was to layer your sheets. In your crib do: mattress, waterproof mattress cover, sheet, waterproof mattress cover and sheet. The thought is that if your little dumpling overfills her diaper during the night you don't have to go digging around changing all the bedding in the middle of the night you can just pull off the top 2 layers and you're good to go. I'm not the most chipper person in the middle of the night and the few times we had a blow out it was nice to be able to deal with it quickly and go back to bed. I also only had 2 changing pad covers and would just lay down a liner or a wash cloth under her bottom when I changed her and could most of the time could just wash that rather than strip the whole cover off. I also bought my covers just from Target so that again, I could toss them when they got gross looking (baby poo and spit up stains majorly and the small amount of free time I had with a newborn I didn't want to spend in my laundry room so I let a lot go - call me lazy but that's me being honest :-)) I don't know if you have a white noise machine or not but I'd get a sleep sheep - specifically the travel sized one. Even with a toddler as long as we have our sleep sheep she will sleep absolutely anywhere, its been great.

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  18. So glad you enjoyed that book! I just found out that she wrote a book after called 'Baby Laughs' that is on my to read list.

    I found your blog a few months ago and have so enjoyed reading it! You remind me very much of myself and my husband when we were expecting our daughter. I'm currently pregnant with #2 and so its also reminding me of how relaxed I am about this one and how I feel like I have so little to do this time around - kind of nice ;-)

    As far as supplies - my daughter wasn't a 'spitty' baby so I didn't need as many burp cloths as I had. I probably had about 10 and most still look new. I really did not care for the old cloth diaper style, my favorites were ones from etsy that someone ordered me that were flannel on one side and like a towel material on the other. They were very absorbant which, when it comes to baby spit up is what you want. She also didn't really use that many bibs as she wasn't really 'drooly' until she was about 6 months old. And I honestly just bought the cute cloth bibs they have at Target for her for that so that way when they looked gross I could just toss them and not feel guilty about it (I really hate scrubbing stains out of baby stuff). As far as boppy covers I also only had 2, but a lot of times I would have blanket under her when I was feeding her so if she would drool or drip it would go onto that. I would stock up on Aiden and Anais blankets and literally have them all over your house. That's what I had on hand to wipe up more than burp cloths, very multi purpose.
    As far as sheets - seriously some of the best mama advice I got was to layer your sheets. In your crib do: mattress, waterproof mattress cover, sheet, waterproof mattress cover and sheet. The thought is that if your little dumpling overfills her diaper during the night you don't have to go digging around changing all the bedding in the middle of the night you can just pull off the top 2 layers and you're good to go. I'm not the most chipper person in the middle of the night and the few times we had a blow out it was nice to be able to deal with it quickly and go back to bed. I also only had 2 changing pad covers and would just lay down a liner or a wash cloth under her bottom when I changed her and could most of the time could just wash that rather than strip the whole cover off. I also bought my covers just from Target so that again, I could toss them when they got gross looking (baby poo and spit up stains majorly and the small amount of free time I had with a newborn I didn't want to spend in my laundry room so I let a lot go - call me lazy but that's me being honest :-)) I don't know if you have a white noise machine or not but I'd get a sleep sheep - specifically the travel sized one. Even with a toddler as long as we have our sleep sheep she will sleep absolutely anywhere, its been great.

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  19. Still swooning over those prints you got! Can't wait to see the nursery! As far as baby things, I agree it depends on how often you do laundry. We have baby lights and darks that I do once a week. Three sheets, 10 burp cloths, 2 changing pad covers (+ 6 pads). I rarely used the boppy or pack n play. We had a lot of bibs for the drooling phase too. Good luck!

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  20. I'm gonna have to check out that book! Sounds like a good one!

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  21. We have the same bassinet! I think you only 'need' two of everything except bibs and burp cloths. And for burp cloths we use aden & anais swaddle blankets which I feel like we have a bijillion of from our baby showers. Recommendation: Get the bamboo ones! So soft!

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  22. Love the view out of your window, and that sunset is stunning!

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  23. Great weekend! I'd say two sets of sheets/covers for baby things is good. You probably wouldn't use more than three if you're doing laundry every few days. Burp cloths and bibs... you'll likely go through a lot of those so stock up. Right now we're going through a few bibs a day and a few burp cloths so I do laundry like every 3 days. The baby count down is on :)

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  24. i really love the keekaroo peanut changing pad. no covers required! we also used it when vi was little to give her sponge baths on. as for sheets we rotate 3 sets. and you can never have enough burp cloths in the beginning! we used cloth diapers, they are great and really cheap! xoxo

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  25. Woohoo for getting so much done girl! Glad Brady boy wasn't phased with the bassinet in the room. Still cannot believe it snowed on Sunday, hope the cold weather is long gone seriously!! Those blooms through the window are gorgeous!

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  26. LOVING that bassinet! We have always used one that has been in our family for years and years - it's classic and so pretty, but I love the height on the one you chose (no having to sit up or get out of bed to see baby! If this was our first baby, I'd probably spring for it, but since it's our last, probably don't need the expense, sigh.

    As far as baby supplies go, I am happy to share my experience, as that was something that I was completely clueless about before having Caleb. So here goes: Burp cloths: 6-8 (we kept a few in both nursery and in diaper bag). Bibs: 5-6 (don't buy them as you will be gifted more than you could ever want or need, lol). Crib sheets: 2 (one to use and one for when the other is in the wash!) Bassinet sheets: 2. Pack n Play Sheets: 2. Boppy covers: 2-3 (you will use the Boppy ALL the time! Changing pad covers: 3 (I would also suggest using the little waterproof pads on top of your changing pad cover so you don't have to wash the changing pad cover every time your little gal has an accident on the table while changing - which happens a LOT during newborn stage:) Let me know if you have any other questions that I may be able to be of help with!

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  27. I LOVE that you found those canvases! I am dying to get my hands on some that don't cost a small fortune!! As for supplies, burp clothes, I would say 8-10. I love Aden and Anais ones and traditional cloth diapers used as them. The Aden and Anais burpy bibs are the best, they're burp cloths and bibs in one and save you a lot of bang for your buck. The bib goes fully around their neck and keeps them cleaner than any others! You probably only need two bassinet sheets and two crib sheets. The waterproof mattress covers are key, and you can get tie on covers to go over the sheets. We used these and changing pads and both worked great. Disposable changing pad covers are also fantastic!!

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  28. I never heard of that book, might have to check it out! Love those little signs for the nursery you found! So perfect!

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  29. no idea on the linens but i hope you got it sorted out :) can't wait to see the nursery! (i'm behind on blog reading so if you have posted it, i'm sorry lol). and those ramen bowls look tiny girl i would have had like 5 haha. love those canvas prints, i think they are cuter in the smaller size anyway!

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  30. Those prints are DARLING!! Can't wait to see everything come together!!! (as evidenced by my CONSTANT snapchat stalking...)

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