Thursday, September 2, 2010

nesting already?

I think I may be forcing myself to nest.  I didn't really get the chance with Bubs.  Work ended on Friday, my living room was filled with six years of classroom/teaching supplies/materials, and Monday morning I ended up in the hospital.  And I didn't really have time to nest while going back and forth to the NICU.
Soooo.... today I unpacked all of Buddy's newborn-six month clothes from totes, rewashed them, sorted them, and reorganized Buddy's dresser so that one side if for him and one side is for Mac 2.0 (who will eventually get a better nickname).  
I did not unpack any of the preemie stuff because I am acting in faith that we will not need any preemie stuff this time.
The clothes looked so small, and many of the newborn outfits have yellow stains from the nasty-smelling vitamin supplement I had to give Bubs for quite some time, which tinted his spit up.
Having another boy is making this process so much easier since the two will be so close in age.  I don't know how to explain it, but it is just how I feel.  I do have another blog entry brewing based on a magazine article on baby gender that made me mad... but that is for another day.

So what am I thinking we still need?
-Well, clothing-wise, not too much.Buddy's newborn and 3 month stuff is more light-weight since when he was those sizes it was warmer weather than Mac 2.0's anticipated winter arrival.  But I l have learned little babies don't need much - just lots of pajamas - because those are easy, they can't pull the socks off, and they are cute and comfy.
-I would love a better sling than what I had with Bubs.  I am currenty investigating options for this.  I am all about baby-wearing.  Buddy hated it  - but I think it was the sling I had.  He did want me to hold him all of the time, just with my own two hands.
- A double-stroller that our Evenflo infant carseat can snap into.  I am having a hard time finding this.  I am looking for used if I can find a good used one.
-Some decor - not much because I am one of those weird people who don't see the need of going over the top with nursery decorating - I'd rather save my money.  However, we did pretty much nothing with the room for Buddy because we thought we were selling our house/moving. And that doesn't seem to be happening, so I'd like to make it a little bit cheerier/more playful looking for the boys.  I'm hoping to find things used, just like I found the crib bedding (which we only use half of so I'm glad I paid next-to-nothing).
-A minivan.  Just thought I'd put that out there for people to pray for one to fall into our laps.  Specifically a Toyota Sienna or a Honda Odyssey.  :)  Our Scion came to us at just the right time and at the right price for us to pay in cash and not have a payment, so I am praying in the not-to-do distant future it will work out.  But if not, it isn't a huge deal.


  1. my little guys are close in age, too (17 mo apart, all of them) and it has been hard some days but i love it. i had two summer babies and one winter one, and you're right: all they need in the early days are pajamas!
    i loved my mei tai as far as baby wearing. you can't really use it that well when they're so tiny, but i found that was just when i was nursing like crazy anyway.
    and we don't do nursery decor either. i actually am impressed w/ the eric carle pics on the wall currently. but that's it :) not even a crib blanket!! (since avery is still young enough not to warrant putting it in there)

  2. we don't/didn't do much decor either. Shoot #4 still lives in our room, not much decor either. It has been nice having 3 boys in a row. All of mine however came home in preemie clothing, but that is just how we roll, Of course none of mine were as early as Buddy was either.


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