So as it turns out my sister is throwing me a Baby “Sprinkle”. How cute is that? Basically it’s a party where guest “sprinkle” the mom with gifts, usually necessities instead of “showering” them with the big gifts. This is perfect because being a 4th time mom I really didn’t want a shower at all, but it’s been 7 years since I had my daughter and my sister thought there were some things that I could use to cut back expenses. I think she wanted to make it a surprise, but after me announcing “don’t throw me a shower” she was a little forced to tell me. She said that she pretty much told all the guest to bring diapers. Hahaha that’s actually perfect!
Because I’m not expecting anyone to buy the more expensive items I’ve been slowly starting to pick things up. So far I’ve gotten my crib (actually a play yard), stroller and diaper bag.
I prefer play yards to cribs. They’re so much more convenient! I went with the Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Reversible Napper and Changer. With the wheels I’m able to move it from room to room and it even comes with a travel case so that I can take it with me when we go places like gram’s house or even the beach or park. I also love that it has a little reversible napper and changer. I am able to just flip that little cushion napper and the other side is water proof for diaper changing.
We had a hard time deciding between a stroller frame that fits various car seats or a travel system. We settled on the travel system. After struggling between 3 that we really liked we settled on this one. The things we liked about it…
- The 3 wheels help to maneuver smoothly. I mean the turning radius is awesome. It will also come come in handy when we have to go over grass during baseball season which starts literally 1 week after my due date.
- The height of the handle bar. I’m 5’7″ and Kahele is 6’2″ so having a higher handle bar was really important.
- The fold up is so so so easy! I hate those strollers where you have to slide a button with your thumb while pushing another button in with your 4 fingers and twisting the handle to push down to fold. I’m sure it’s even more annoying to the person waiting for my parking space. This one has a handle right at the seat of the stroller, you pull and the entire stroller folds up. You do the same to open it.
- All the little things like the cup holders, large basket underneath and adjustable recliner for when baby gets a little bigger.
My Kalencom Disco Dots Laminated Diaper Bag! OMG don’t you love this bag?! I’ve wanted this bag since I first started looking at diaper bags. They’re a little pricey but I pretty much will be using it as a purse as well, so I don’t feel bad about the splurge. The hardest part was picking the print that I wanted, they have so many cute prints, but I ended up going with this one. It took me so long to purchase it because they are not sold in stores so I had to order it online and like almost everything shipping is only free in the “continental” U.S. Boo!!!! It costs $90 for the bag and shipping to Hawaii is $35! Crazy huh? Luckily I found that I could order through Bed, Bath and Beyond and on their site I found the free shipping option! So I should be receiving it any day now. I’m so excited.
There are a few more things that I need to pick up on my own. But they’re little things that I don’t really need right now so I’ll probably grab what I need after my “Sprinkle”