OOPS this post is two months old but apparently never was published. Here it is now....
The phrase nesting makes my skin crawl. I feel I have not been emotional at all this entire time. (Dave agrees. Seriously he does. He isn't scared of me, he is honest) Business as usual. Did I get sick. HELL YES. Did I worry? HELL YES. But no more than I always did my other 34 years. I haven't cried ONCE. (I take it back, but it was at a funeral.) But my "omg we must have the STUFF in the house NOW" has kicked into high gear. Call it nesting if you will, just don't make a big deal about it :P A blog reader who morphed into a friend had her beautiful baby boy at 31(?) weeks over the holidays so I kinda got scared and wanted it all in arms reach JUST IN CASE.
Sheets are clearance at Target. Online they are twice the price.
Humidifier I love this thing. My only complaint is that it lights up and you can't turn it off. We have been using it for about a month. The cats love it too. No more dry paws.
Boppy Bought in store at Target because I had a gift card.
Crib Note this is about half the price at Toys R Us I just refuse to link to them. My inlaws kindly bought us this crib with a "coupon" for setting it up too!
Diaper Pail Bought in store at Target because I had gift card. Cheaper on Amazon though.
Ergo Baby Carrier We bought in store at Target but I can't find it online as cheap as it is on Amazon.
Graco Pack 'N Play My mom got the color way we have at BuyBuyBaby in store I believe.
Stroller and Car Seat Gift from my dad and step mother. I can't even tell you how hilarious this was first time testing it out. It took FIVE people to figure out why the car seat was stuck to the stroller. It was because I was stupid and had latched something I wasn't supposed to latch. Gram was off camera reading instructions. I was laughing and taking pictures. I researched strollers and car seats a LOT. I will be honest there is a $700 stroller I am like madly in love with. I can't stop drooling over it when I see it. But lets be real this will do the job that will AND it came with a car seat which cost $220 ON TOP of a stroller if we got them separate. I was a bit I won't say sad but you know wistful wanting the nice one but being realistic and picking this one. I didn't even tell family about the fancy one. When we were setting this one up my dad who is very much a straight shooter and WILL tell you like it is regardless of how it will make you feel, kept saying how nice this was and how well built and great design and how impressed he was with it. That made me realize I picked good. I purposefully picked on that all the cloth came off and could be washed. And the frame was mostly metal and not plastic. It also sets up one handed.
Nothing is assembled and in place. Nothing is in it's place but we have all the big (size and cost) "needs" for Wee in our possession. (the little stuff can wait, so can the "wants") The crib technically is in another state until we move but it has been purchased. Eventually it turns into a bed and a nightstand. She is going to sleep in a Pack n Play until we move. That isn't the exact color way we got. Well it is but the colors are in different spots. It is mostly brown skirt and edging with soft teal accents. We got everything in neutrals. If we are to have more kids I don't want to rebuy things. Much to my mom and gram's chagrin nothing is pink. That is what her clothes is for! Not to mention I have been scoping out everyone else's stuff for the past 8 months and dude... people who have pink strollers and car seats? Um they tend to look grubby. Why not buy it in grubby color to hide as much grubby as possible I say?! That is why the Pack n Play has brown sides too on the one we picked. The ones in store in the light colors? EW! It is meant to be moved often. It gets mucky from your hands. Even if I knew for certain if I had more kids and all them are going to be girls I still would of went the route we did. I mean come on a grey carrier? HOW CUTE IS THAT?
One very crucial thing missing? Diapers. LORDY why is that all so hard? I don't want to fill the landfills. I don't want to go broke. We can't do cloth until we move. We have ones we think we might use but are going to kinda wing it.
If we do end up being able to successfully do cloth diapers that diaper pail is going to be the most kick ass kitty litter disposal unit ever. Seriously it is PERFECT. Hides odors, wraps it up, would nest nicely next to box for easy scooping. I don't know why we never thought of it. Heck we may get one just for that. Maybe we can get the cats to scoop their own poop it is so easy.
I forgot we also have a swing from grandma. It is so friggin cute.
It goes in both directions. I hope she likes it. If not Waffle will. Waffle loves to rock herself on the rocking chair. She figured it out and now spends hours in it.
Edited to add. Waffle let me test the carrier out with her. SHE LOVED IT.