Sorry about the delay on the second half of this post. We had a close friend pass away last week, and I just did not feel like blogging, or doing much of anything public.
There are so many cute little things that makes life easier with a newborn,but I will post a few more that you just "have to have".
4) Our bassinets (2).
Upstairs: Co-sleeper from Arm's Reach. This feminine dainty co-sleeper is the perfect size and shape to fit next to my side of the bed. I can reach in and comfort Ana without getting out of bed. It has just the right amount of feminine bows, and it is easy to change out the sheet on the semi-hard mattress. Plus, the lovely beige color matches well with our bedroom decor. We love this bassinet, and it will be a sad day when I put Ana in her crib in her own room.
Kolcraft Tender Vibes Musical Bassinet. We looove this bassinet for naps, and to relax Ana when she is grumpy. She loves the polka dots and stares at them as I rock her. You can turn the wheels over and make this bassinet a rocker, which is a lovely and useful feature. Also, it plays music and is really light and easy to move from the family room to the kitchen, so when I am cooking I can move Ana in with me and talk to her. I highly recommend this for people who need space savers, it is small and affordable! Also, Ana loves the stars that hang over the top.
Medela Swing BreastPump and Medela Halter Top to hold the pump!!!
I have to pump to build up a supply of breast milk for Duncan to feed Ana when I go back to work, and/or want to have a spa day or shopping day with the girls. I originally thought I was going to buy a double pump, but switched to a single pump when i realized I didn't need the most expensive pump.
Fisher Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Deluxe Gym
Ana loves her jungle time playtime, and this gym is perfect for tummy time too!! It is colorful, soft and has lots of fun toys to hold Ana's interest when she is playing. Although like most babies she hates tummy time, this gym is perfect for her daily practice. We love the silly and fun tunes that we can sing along to!!
I do not care what people say about diapers, and diaper pails, when Ana is screaming and I have a poopy-filled diaper in my other hand, stepping on the little step to pop the top of the Diaper Genie is ideal! I cannot smell the diapers inside, and it is so easy to tie off the bags and refill the can. As unsexy as diaper pails are, they are essential.This one is so easy to use, it makes diaper time short and sweet.
I have more to talk about tomorrow...I have to go pump!! Have a great week,