our third baby prep, or lack thereof

It's so wild to think baby Register # 3 will be here in just a few short weeks. Week 36 of this pregnancy really snuck up on me, let me tell you. My "prep" for this baby has been nothing like the other two. Partially because I feel like we have a better idea of what we really "need" and partially because I have been too busy to get it together between the other two hooligans and work.  I really didn't start buying things for the baby until probably February, to make sure it really held on. (It can be hard to accept pregnancy, post miscarriage) So, when we found out I was expecting again in December, it took me a few months to really get into the idea that it was actually happening. 

This is my first of three successful pregnancies that we are not finding out the gender, which my younger self always said would NEVER happen. But, let me tell you, it has been SO awesome. I am such a type A personality, I love to control every situation I am in, and like to plan everything to a T. So, to relinquish that control and let it be what it will be has been very liberating. 

That being said, my "planning" for baby 3 has been very minimal. As far as the nursery, it took me a while to even put together a "theme".  We kept Nora's crib and dresser which are grey, and our trusty rocker which is white, so being we don't know the gender that worked out perfect. I decided to just go with White, grey, black and green as our "theme". I picked up some super cute watercolor animal prints on Etsy and had them printed at my local printer and grabbed some white frames for them at target and had my hubby hang them above the crib! This is probably my favorite part!

gender-neutral-nursery-art

gender-neutral-nursery-prints

 I will drop some more little detail shots below and link all the goods for you guys!

gender-neutral-nursery-prints

gender-neutral-nursery-prints

Print + holder from local boutique, The Foundry.

 

 

Gender-neutral-nursery-decor

Gender-neutral-nursery-decor

Gender-neutral-nursery-decor

Mirror + Shelves, Target. Changing pad+ matching crib sheet: Spearmint Love.

Diaper basket,Home goods. 

Gender-neutral-nursery-decor

Gender-neutral-nursery-decor

Rocker, Pottery Barn. Wall hanging, Hobby Lobby. Gold Lamp+ tray, Target.

 

As for our Prep for the baby, I have really only picked up a few essentials. When I had our first I fell in love with the JuJu Be BFF backpack diaper bag. SO since its been 5 years since my first, I treated myself to a new one.  Ill give you 5 reasons why this diaper bag is, life. 

Third-baby-preparation-items

1. Opens outward. Game changer for finding all.the.things. 

2. Light interior. Other diaper bags I had, had a dark interior making it impossible to find anything! This feature paired with the opening outward makes it SO easy to find what you're looking for while your baby is screaming bloody murder in a target bathroom stall. 

3. MACHINE WASHABLE. Do I even need to elaborate on this? GENIUS. 

4. Insulated pockets for bottles. AMAAAZING. 

5. Backpack and Shoulder options WITH padded straps. yasss.

So, other than that the other few things we picked up knowing we will need asap are the following:

third-baby-preparation-items

-New Wild Bird ring sling. I have a slew of carriers and intend to use this one and my Solly baby wrap in the first few months!

-A few gender neutral onesies and sleepers

-A Snuggle me Organic co sleeper. I haven't tried this yet as they didn't have this when I had my other two, but I have heard amazing things about this and the Dock-a-tot so I thought I would try it out! This one is slightly less expensive than the Dock-a-tot with just as great reviews and I got mine on a flash sale for like 60% off so hoping it works as well as people say!

-Gender Neutral Beanie and swaddle from Copper Pearl

-A new Swing/ bouncer from Ingenuity because we have personally survived off of the swing, bouncer and rock and play with the other two in the beginning.

-New Britax carset + 2 bases, one for each car. We prefer britax but there are tons of other great ones. 

-The obvious, binkies, a few Dr. Browns 4oz Bottles and my pump of course.

- Since I have issues with the last two with my milk supply, I have decided to purchase a fenugreek free supplement to start fairly quickly that I have been researching for a while now to help build a strong supply from the get-go. I bought the Legendairy Milk best seller bundle to keep on hand. I know a lot of people disagree with this choice to instantly start supplementing but I know my body and what hasn't worked for me in the past, so I am going to go this route to hopefully last longer than a few months this round! Wish me luck!

 And, that's it! In the past, my bottle cabinet has been fully stocked, a play exersaucer set up ready to go, a high chair at the table and drawers full of clothes. but this time we have none of that. It's comforting knowing I KNOW what we need and know if we don't have it on hand we can simply go get it once we do. No over- preparation, just simple, easy set up for babe # 3. We did save all of the clothes from the first two, so we have that on hand however if we have another boy, the season will be completely opposite as my son is a December baby, so we will have to go out and grab some clothes, but i'm good with that!

Prep for baby 3 has been minimal, and people keep asking me if I am nervous, and I can honestly say I'm not. Maybe it hasn't hit me yet, maybe I've just forgotten what it's like so my brain is tricking me. But I would like to think it's because I genuinely feel like baby is coming regardless, so worrying or being nervous about the transition isn't going to change anything, and I have done it twice before, so what is there to be nervous about? Now, talk to me in 3 months and we will see how true that holds up!

 

Hope you found some of this somewhat helpful as we navigate prepping our family for baby #3 and the best surprise ever! Ready for you whenever you are, Hayden!

 

 


Older Post Newer Post


4 comments
  • My wish right now is that God should continue to bless Dr Emu for his good works towards the life of those people who are heart broken. My name is Michael DeBruin and I am from the USA, it’s been a while since my lover’s attitude changed from being the caring type she has been to me, but later turned out not to be caring at all. But not long, I later discovered that my lover was having an affair with someone else. and also she told me she doesn’t need me after all we pass through then a friend told me about a spell caster. that with the spell I will get back my woman, I took his cell number then called him and also what’s-app him which he reply to me and I did some sacrifices to the spell man and he bought the items for me which he used for the sacrifices and later called me that before 48 hours my love will come back to me and now we are more in love with each other than ever. you can reach him on WhatsApp +2347012841542 or reach him via mail ; emutemple@gmail.com , my lover returned back and broke up with the other guy she was having a relationship with… Thank you Dr Emu.

    Https://emutemple.wordpress.com/

    Https://web.facebook.com/Emu-Temple-104891335203341

    Michael DeBruin on
  • “Jewelry for children should should only be made in sterling or real gold because of allergy issues.
    Beads from China should never be used in ”“https://www.inseasonjewelry.com/collections/baby-earrings”“>children’s jewelry because China uses lead in the making of their color beads and this could be very dangerous for children.”

    Aylen on
  • What an awesome blog! I love your newborn buys collection. Out of this, I like your writing style. Thanks for this informative post! Here I have shared about the stylish baby bracelet ideas that anyone will adore…

    Aylen on
  • DR EMU WHO HELP PEOPLE IN ANY TYPE OF LOTTERY NUMBERS
    It is a very hard situation when playing the lottery and never won, or keep winning low fund not up to 100 bucks, i have been a victim of such a tough life, the biggest fund i have ever won was 100 bucks, and i have been playing lottery for almost 12 years now, things suddenly change the moment i came across a secret online, a testimony of a spell caster called dr emu, who help people in any type of lottery numbers, i was not easily convinced, but i decided to give try, now i am a proud lottery winner with the help of dr emu, i won $1,000.0000.00 and i am making this known to every one out there who have been trying all day to win the lottery, believe me this is the only way to win the lottery.

    Dr Emu can also help you fix this issues

    (1)Ex back.
    (2)Herbal cure & Spiritual healing.
    (3)You want to be promoted in your office.
    (4)Pregnancy spell.
    (5)Win a court case.

    Contact him on email Emutemple@gmail.com
    What’s app +2347012841542
    Website Https://emutemple.wordpress.com/
    Facebook page Https://web.facebook.com/Emu-Temple-104891335203341

    Roshima Laken on

Leave a comment