Happy New Year!
I know it’s been a while but I’ve been resting a lot since I did a bit of traveling towards the end of the year. It must be the pregnancy as I often want to write but as I open WordPress I go blank or I just don’t have the midnset/energy to create a post that is worth you taking the time to read. I won’t want to waste either of our time just babbling on about stuff that I can’t even make sense of when I read it over.
So what inspired this post? Lots of rest and online shopping. I’m 30 weeks and my doctor has asked me to take it easy so I’ve limited all activity and I’m only leaving home or doing things unless it’s absolutely necessary. This means I spend quite a bit of time on the Explore page of Instagram. Because I am now in that “mommy-to-be” club, lots of other pregnant women and small companies show up on my feed and I’ve become a bit obsessed with trying new products and looking to see how I can give my little one that bit of edge that he doesn’t look like every other kid out there. I find most of these companies cater to little girls, so when I find something for a boy that doesn’t make him into a little man, I continuously browse the site and see if I can step out of my comfort zone for baby and myself.
I’ve made a few purchases so far and it’s nice to know I’m supporting moms who are trying to be different and produce quality items for their little ones and others. My first purchase was from Little Urban Apparel (Instagram). I saw this hoodie and based on how my little one is in the womb, I thought it’d be perfect for him:
Another account I came across on Instagram is Our Little Lullaby. Last night, around 2.30a when I couldn’t sleep, I decided to purchase a little set for my little one as they are currently having a clearance sale with 20-30% off.
Finally, Rachel Parcell of Pink Peonies posted some swaddle blankets she received and, like always, I decided to have a look at the page of the person who sent them. I will say, blankets are the one thing that I’ve had a hard time deciding on for myself. I’ve spent too much time looking online for the perfect ones don’t scream baby but are also a reflection of myself. I really wanted the cream and navy stripe blanket (you know I love some stripes!) but they’re sold out and once a blanket is sold out, they will no longer be carrying it again. I was sad but in a way happy because I was forced to look for something outside of my box and I settled for this blanket from Lou Lou and Company:
As much as I wanted a girl to play dress up with and be a role model for, I’m really happy I’m having a boy. I just want to buy sneakers and jeans and be prepared to run around behind him (for sure he’ll be very energetic like his father) and help me to be a little less delicate. I still have products piling up that I want to try as I have been very cautious of my skin care routine while pregnant but I’m finding products and ways to still look put together even though I don’t have the energy to “doll up” myself like before. I reserve that for very special occasions, and even then, I keep my list of products to a minimum.
I’ve purchased most of his clothes from Mothercare (they ship internationally but I sent it to my bff and picked it up from her when I went to London), Gap and Old Navy and a few items from Janie and Jack and Zara (and I got most on sale!). Babies grow so fast that I don’t see the sense in spending lots of money on clothes and since I’m somewhere where the weather is always changing I haven’t bought many things in bigger sizes as I don’t want that he won’t be able to wear it during the appropriate season. If I really think it needs to be in his wardrobe I will think long and hard about it before purchasing. These are just my thoughts on shopping for baby and to each his own.
The nursery is still a work in progress and once it’s done I’ll be sharing pictures of it. I can’t wait to show you as I’ve had some good, creative finds that I’ve placed in it.
Until next time…