Monday, July 15, 2013

Prepping and Putting it Together

So remember how I mentioned in a previous blog post that time seems to be slipping from our fingers? Yeah...well I feel like we need to get things done ASAP. I believe my reasoning behind all of this is the fact that baby girl can come whenever she would like. We pray and hope that she doesn't make her debut until she is ready and well around her due date but reality is everyone is so different and since this is our first pregnancy everything is in the "unknown". This is where I believe our panic mode buttons have come from. I would hate for her to come and we are not ready at all. So the past two weeks we put on our "let's get this done now" hats and work towards having everything ready.

Well, to say the least my OCD has just taken over and instead of me just getting things done I want to make sure everything is perfect. So this brings me to the word "nesting". I know I have mentioned it before and quite frankly I feel like I have been nesting forever. So I decided that nesting is not just for the birds...pfft! Story is I want everything in tip top shape before our little princess arrives and well this means making sure everything is clean and organized.

So in my venture of organizing our household I have done some major cleaning and de-cluttering of stuff, which, I will save for another post.

What I will share is what I found useful in my adventure of prepping for baby in the past couple days!

The Diaper Bag!
At first, I thought you just threw in as many diapers and wipes as you could fit. It then sunk in that babies need more than just diapers and wipes. So I sat down with a pen and paper and wrote down what I thought was important to include in a diaper bag. This is what I came up with.

 A whole bunch of everything! 

 So you ask what I have included in our little girls diaper bag? Well, I thought it would be nice to share along to others what I thought was a good head start in getting the diaper bag ready.

  1. The diaper bag (Well, duh! I think this may come in handy to help carry the 1,000 things that lug around with a child)!
  2. Bibs
  3. Changing pad
  4. Diapers (I researched that for a newborn a good rule of thumb is to bring one diaper for every hour or two that you will be out)
  5. First Aid Kit (You never know when this will come in handy for you or the baby)
  6. Pacifier clip (We all know we don't want that little sucker to disappear)!
  7. Diaper disposal bags (I can count many places where this will come in handy....we all don't want to smell a stinky diaper).
  8. Boogie Wipes
  9. Wipes (from what I have been told they say you never have enough wipes!)
  10. Kleenex (in case I get so hormonal or just need one lol)
  11. Diaper rash cream
  12. Pacifier wipes (we hate germs especially those on the floor which is where a pacifier usually falls to)
  13. Pacifier
  14. Nursing cover
  15. Hand sanitizer wipes 
  16. Disposable nursing pads
  17. Mittens
  18. Pacifier bag to keep it away 
  19. Extra outfit with hat
  20. Socks
  21. Grooming kit
  22. Blanket
  23. Burp cloths
What I forgot to picture...

  24.  Wallet
  25.  Cell phone
  26.  Sunscreen

So I leave you here with some helpful hints-at least I did lol. I have some more exciting posts to come about the good ole nesting syndrome. 

Till next time!


non-fat-caramel-does-lesbian-baby-making said...

Wow - that's a lot of stuff! I'll check in a few months after A is born - bet you'll be carrying around a lot less ;-)

Rachael said...

So, I did this same thing. I stuffed my diaper bag full of stuff. If you look at my diaper bag now, 16 months later, we have a couple diapers, swim diapers(since it's summer), wipes, a few snacks, teething tablets, and her sippy. I think all new moms do this. :) It's fun to know I'm not the only one who thinks like this.

JustMe said...

Ok, not to make you feel bad, but this post just made me super anxious. HA.

Lexi + Sarah said...

Oh I'm sure that once we have her we will figure out what we need and don't need. This whole thing is super exciting!

Our Journey said...

Hey! I nominated you for a Leibster Award because I love your blog and others should too!

Lexi + Sarah said...

Thank you!

katy said...

Aaaaannnnd now I feel the overwhelming urge to go pack my diaper bag....thanks ;)

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