Friday, January 27, 2012

In the Zone

So at 37 weeks, I'm officially allowed to have Jonah at Breath of Life, not that I think he has any intention of showing up early.

I think we're pretty ready. The nursery is mostly done, just need curtains and a rug, but he won't be in there much at first anyway. We have most of the supplies we'll need, and everything we should need immediately. We just have to figure out what food to bring to the birth center. I need good energy foods that I'll actually want to eat, and something nutritious and delicious for afterward. It's a tough one because most people have had their babies in the hospital where they weren't allowed food. The birth center can only be so much help because they aren't used to making recommendations for vegans. Still any suggestions are welcome!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I Love Yard Sales!

I think that as we wait for Jonah to arrive, yard sale Saturday has become the highlight of my week.

Cute Little Bath Robe
A Boppy Too!
Snack Holders
Tiny Baby Shoes!
Adorable Rocking Giraffe for the Nursery!
I almost didn't get the giraffe. I actually went back for it, but it was only $5!

I found some great deals on Craigslist and at my FAVORITE baby store StellieBellies.

Jonah Can Bathe in the Whale :P - Craigslist $8
A $35 Lamp for Under $5 (After my $10 Off Punch Card)
I'm a little worried now. I don't know what else I need anymore except more clothes!

We got some cute onesies from Courtney. Well, mostly they're for Mitch to enjoy.

And I made these for a derby friend's new baby girl.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Getting Things Settled

This has been the week of finalizing things. It's kind of crazy to think I could have the baby in a week, or it could take another six (please not another six!). We've taken our childbirth class through Blue Moon Birth. I had another midwife appointment where we got a bunch of paperwork to fill out.

We also toured the pediatrician's office. We decided to go with Ellis Pediatrics. They're less than a mile from our house, and they're comfortable working with someone delivering at a birth center instead of a hospital. We called two offices before them, and they immediately turned us away because we're not having a hospital birth. Oh well. The doctors and office staff seem nice.

I went yard saling the past two weekends and picked up some great deals. A cart cover for $3, My Brest Friend for $2, Bumbo chair for $5, breathable bumper for $.75, and lots of cute clothes. Still hoping to find a good bath, maybe a Boppy, diaper bag, etc.

Some Yard Sale Finds
Cute Towels
We have another meeting with our doula next week and another midwife appointment. I'm starting to pack my bag.

The Bag
I bought a couple sports bras, but I still need to get a couple more things.

Are there things I'm not going to think of that you want to share??

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Boppy vs. My Brest Friend

We're trying to decide on a breastfeeding pillow. I kind of just figured I would go with the Boppy because it looks simpler and more comfortable. Mitch seems to think the Brest Friend is a better choice though. It looks bulky to me, but I don't know. Looking online, it seems like the Brest Friend gets better reviews. The Boppy is winning on my Facebook though. What are your thoughts?


My Brest Friend?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year!

Well, we're in week 35. Thankfully, Christmas does not seem to have added too much to the bump.

Week 34 - Post Christmas
Week 35 - Happy New Year!
I can't say that I'm making lots of resolutions, but I would say I have goals for 2012:

- Start a garden
- Maintain a 4.0
- Finish my knitting projects
Like the blankie
- Get into awesome derby shape and kick ass on the track
- Volunteer more
- Compost
- Be the best mom ever