We are entering into the stage of trying to get things ready for our little one that will hopefully be entering into our family in the near future. We haven’t been matched yet, so we’re a a bit of a disadvantage since we don’t know a good estimate of when our baby is coming OR the gender. I know some people don’t find out their gender, but personally I think shopping for gender neutrality is the worst. It stifles my creativity man… I think it’s a personality thing:)
We are working on our nursery and I will share it with you fabulous people soon. It is gray and white with aqua. Later on if we find out we’re having a girl we’ll add in pops of coral. Because I love these two colors together:) (Image from pinterest)
And if we find out it’s a boy, the pops will be green with this type of feel… although I’m not sure what color green yet. (Isn’t this quilt gorgeous? As seen on pinterest, originally from Cluck Cluck Sew.)
My friends Andrea and Steph wrote blog posts with some of their favorite things they used with their babies. I love hearing about people’s favorites so I wanted to ask YOU all – what are some of your favorite baby items?
I have a couple specifications:
- Please list your top 3-5 must haves.
- We are trying to go a bit simple so we don’t fill our entire house up with baby stuff– only parts of it:)
- I’m mainly looking for your favorites in the first couple months, although you can slip in some 6-12 month favorites too if you’d like:)
- I’m a huge proponent of baby wearing. For my adoption philosophy especially, my first few days holding my baby, me and my husband’s smell, walk, voice and the like will all be unfamiliar. He or she hasn’t been with us for 10 months like they would during pregnancy, so we will definitely be baby wearing and doing skin to skin to ease some of that difficulty and try to create that “fourth trimester.” We don’t need a ton of “containers” although I’m sure we will want a bouncy or swing (just 1 or 2 – not 7!)
So go for it! The more specific you can be the better. If you can provide a link, that’s the best of all. Thanks so much in advance! :)