It seems like I’m getting this question a lot – What have you got ready for the baby? The truth is, not a whole lot. We’ve been really resisting the urge to buy a whole bunch of stuff that we don’t really need until we see what we end up bringing home from the hospital. Also factoring in hand me downs and upcoming showers, and we knew that we could get by without spending a bunch up front. It’s funny, with my bridal shower, I had such a hard time dealing with the idea of people buying me presents, but I’m much more relaxed about the idea of a baby shower because it’s for the kid, not me!
In case you’re interested, here’s a breakdown of what we’ve got so far for when the kid gets here.
Here’s the glider rocking chair I scored on Kijiji last week for $20. Fender obviously enjoys it, and you can see why it’s necessary for me to cover it with the blanket to try and avoid cat hair!
We’re borrowing my mom’s bassinet since the kid will only be using it for a few months – no sense in buying our own. We’ll be getting a crib for later on, but this should do us just fine for the start.
My friend Jackie gave me this high chair that she no longer needed – much appreciated!
These bottles were all freebies from a prenatal fair. There’s another one coming up soon in October, so I’m going to go back to get some more freebies! I figure we don’t need many bottles since I’m planning on nursing, but it’s nice to have a few around – especially the nice glass ones!
My mom scored this pram on Kijiji also – it’ll be great for taking the kid for a walk in the winter when it’s still little. Bassinet on wheels, coming your way! I’m hoping to get a jogging stroller for later on, and I think I’m going to borrow my mom’s stroller that’s just a frame for the carseat to snap into for being out and about.
Here’s my freebie car seat! I won it at the prenatal fair (so worth going!). It’s a really nice car seat, I was super happy with it. Still need to get it installed in my car (but I have to clean my car first!)
Here are the clothes that I’ve actually purchased for the kid so far. Not a whole lot, just a few onesies and jammies to get us home. I’ve been told my choices are “neutral, skewed to boy”
This one is my favourite – how could I resist? And the best part…
…is the back! I love how the guitar strap wraps around to the back – so cute.
Bin of freebies from the prenatal fair (seriously, check out prenatal fairs). Lots of samples of wipes, creams, diapers, etc.
My grandma picked up this suit for the baby. It’s nice to have a teeny tiny hoodie to start out with, and Jagger loves that the logo looks like an old Winnipeg Jets logo.
Blankets and towels. You can’t have enough. My mom has picked up some for me, I picked up some and I bought a bunch at my friend Jackie’s yard sale. Always good to have on hand!
Also from Jackie – baby snowsuit! Her little girl wore it, and now her little guy won’t fit in it by the time he would need it, so I’m very grateful to use it!
These are the other sleepers that I got at Jackie’s yard sale. Lots of little gender neutral onesies to get us through that first part.