Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Baby Boy

Well I'm back with some pictures of where this new little bundle will be sleeping when he arrives.  Its nothing fancy, but we just set up a little bassinet in the corner of the room on my side of the bed.  We moved our rocking chair up to our bedroom as well, with the boppy waiting for those late night nursing sessions.  Part of me anticipates that bonding time, but part of me dreads the idea of being sleep deprived!  The newborn stage is so bittersweet!  Praying that this little guy sleeps better than Wyatt did in the first year!

His little take home outfit is hanging in the above picture. I hope it fits him- might be a little big...we'll see.  The sweater isn't part of the outfit, but I wanted to hang it up there as well because it matched the one-piece outfit!  The little bear hat with ears I had hand-knit by a lady on the website Etsy.  She did a wonderful job- can't wait to snap pictures of him in it! 

The wonderful thing about this bassinet is that there are baskets underneath and behind the fabric...I have them filled with his clothes, socks, washcloths, etc.   

I am attempting cloth diapers from day one with this little guy and I did plenty of research on what my best options were.  I decided to go with the traditional prefolds/flats and diaper covers.  They are all prepped and ready to go!  I had to snap a picture of the cute little diaper covers!

The whale cover is my favorite!

In my attempt to be frugal and as natural as possible, I tried my hand at repurposing some flannel receiving blankets into cloth wipes.  No more buying disposable wipes for us!  I'm not much of an expert with the sewing machine and it was my first time using a zigzag stitch, but I'm kind of fond of the way they turned out- considering they will be wiping my baby's bum!  

We are excited for this new little guy!  Praying that he waits until this harsh Iowa weather is over though...well, at least the blizzard!  I have an appointment with my midwife tomorrow to check on any progress- I have been having LOTS of Braxton Hicks contractions!  We'll see if Davenport snow plows are on top of their game and I can actually get there!  Updates tomorrow- chow!

Birthdays and Blizzards!

The flu bug and a case of "nesting" has hit our house lately- I'm sure you all have been wondering where I have been!  Everyday I kept telling myself "I need to sit down and blog," but the motivation just wasn't there.  We have spent the last two weeks with the nasty flu bug in our house, so between taking care of two sick boys, trying to take care of myself, and sanitizing everything in sight, I've been busy!

January 19th we celebrated two wonderful years of life for Wyatt!  I can't believe he is officially a "toddler" now and he is certainly letting us know that he is capable of doing "big boy" things.  I think I am getting a small glimpse of what some people call the "terrible twos"!  haha- but i love him dearly!

We had a joint birthday party for Wyatt and his friend Alivia (she was born 20 minutes earlier than Wy, right across the hall) on the evening of the 19th!  It was so much fun and he even had his own Thomas the Train cake!  That evening and the day after is evidence as to why we don't feed our child sugar!  Can anybody say WILD MAN!!

Wyatt's new Thomas Train stuff!  

We are expected to get a blizzard with 10-14" of snow today/tonight!  We are all stocked up on everything we could possibly need and are going to turn on the TV and cozy in!  I will be back tonight with pictures of the bassinet and baby stuff all set up!  I am READY- bring on another boy!!