*Please note, I’m writing this post at the request of my mother, who can’t figure out how to pass on links to baby registries.*
Everyone, as of today, we are 41 days away from when this kiddo is supposed to make his entry into the world. Not terrifying at all, right? I’m still not 100% sure if I’ll be delivering in New Orleans or Iowa, which I’m trying to see as part of the adventure, instead of a reason to stress out. PS, hour long workouts and forcing myself to meditate and journal for 30 minutes definitely helps with all the stress.
Now, my mom is stressing out about all the stuff that one needs for a baby. And the fact that I’m still (f)unemployed, but that makes the whole transition to maternity/bonding time that much easier. Meanwhile, I’m obsessing over fuzzy baby boots and miniature Air Jordans.
Anyways, back to the topic at hand. Making registries is so much fun. I made myself stick to Amazon and Target, and only doing them online. I just know that if I get that scanner gun in one hand, and a dirty chai from Starbucks, that Target wouldn’t know what hit it.
Here are the links that Linda can’t figure out how to pass on:
Amazon. I’ll admit, I do a lot of “add to registry” clicking here. I know I like options, and figure everyone else does too.
Target. Shorter and sweeter. The baby and I are going to be sharing a bedroom, so I’ve been wondering if I can add decoration stuff. And Scotti stuff. My furry boy is going to need some rawhides and such.
Plumfund. This is like GoFundMe, but without the sense of emergency that seems to go with it. Any $ gifts will go to bills, baby necessities, and the items I feel a little weird asking for, like nursing bras.
Other items I’m in love with:
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Do you see how beautiful this bag is? I fell in love before I even knew I was pregnant. Sturdy leather, roomy, and it converts into a backpack. It’s clearly nice enough that it’ll make my cutoffs and messy buns look a little nicer.
"Active rest is all about moving your body to encourage overall wellness – mind, body, heart and soul. It's about overriding the idea/notion that exercise is a task to check off a list and is instead something that inspires you. Active rest plays a major role in the well-being of your emotional body as well as your physical body. With active rest you have an active lifestyle because you love to move… and it feels really good. Physical activity will drastically improve your overall health!" #sb4thtrimestertip by @themotherlove / Image via @cbaine
I’ll admit straight away that I’m not much of a snuggler. I find myself really excited to cuddle with Teddy though, and I’ve heard that wraps can be really good for helping mamas with postpartum depression. This print is so much fun and seems like it would disguise any stains that might be left behind.
A moses basket. Seriously, I might stalk this Instagram hashtag on a daily basis. It’s so cute and I just want Teddy to be a part of it. Since I’m really only planning to use it for photo opportunities, I ‘m hoping to find a cheaper one. Does anyone have any good ideas for how to use a moses basket after it’s been outgrown and between babies? I was thinking blanket or stuffed animal storage.
It's the weekend! It doesn't get any sweeter than this. 😴 Aspen the penguin, Archie and Nora are all enjoying some cuddles (+kindness). ❤️ Thank you @wellettas for this adorable image. Reminder, today is the last day to order for standard delivery before Christmas. 🎄 Shop link in bio. #weekendvibes #1dollequals10meals #cuddleandkind #onemillionmeals
Oh. My. God. I adore Wyatt the Fox. If they had a boy version of the mermaids, I’d totally be all about it.
That’s all for now, unless someone wants to talk to Ellen about hooking Teddy and I up with a car. I’m off to do some more yoga.