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!

1 comment:

  1. I hope this is OK but I am another grandmother today as Colby beautifully birthed Boone Douglas Rasmussen at 8:15 pm today 2-3-11 ! He is 7# 2 oz and is 20 inches long. We heard him cry a little over the phone 2000 miles away as Colby was nursing him for the first time. Johnny said Colby did such a great job, she was born to have babies :)God has blessed our family with another healthy baby boy !! Mimi Karen