Happy 2011! Along with many bloggers, I always think at the beginning of the year, I will blog more. Its been hard to blog lately because Baby Q is literally on my mind 24/7! Obviously I take breaks to ponder other important things, like why did Taylor and Jake G breakup.. when are all my shows coming back on tv, and how Baby Q will be born before Brad hands out the final rose this season..
I know this will only appeal to a few ladies out there who enjoy hearing about corny baby stuff, but wanted to share a few outfits I've picked up and also some other clothes that family and friends have spoiled the little peanut with already..
Baby Gap, Marshalls/TJ Maxx & Carters have been the main shopping destinations.. And then I got caught up in the Burberry outlet and had to pick up a sweater. Did I pay more than I'd pay for a Julie sweater? Yes. Am I aware she'll probably only wear this once? Yes.
Baby Gap awesomeness. I wanted to buy that onesie, below, before we found out the gender but didn't want to jinx it! Luckily it was still there the day after we found out it was a girl. And the bathing suit? Psycho JQ bought 2 different sizes in the same suit just to make sure it'd fit for all the pool time we'd get in this summer (now we just need a pool!)
The aunties have already come out full force with spoiling this one, which are spread throughout this post.
Plus there are fun sites like Zulily with super sales on baby gear, blankets, pretty dresses and more (like the green plaid one below) Let me know if you want an invite..
I picked up this adorable outfit at Peek Boutique when we were out in Scottsdale.
Its never too early to start thinking about college.
Baby shoes are like crack.
And then I caved and bought the stroller I saw Bethenny using on one of the gossip blogs. Britax Cowmooflage print is adorable. I believe you don't use this type of stroller until a few months in though.. I'll be waiting :)
Still finishing up a few touches on the nursery (and trying to figure out what the hell I'm going to do with my elliptical machine that's currently taking up a corner of the nursery). And getting excited for the baby shower in a couple of weeks! For the nursery, I've been glued to sites like Etsy, Land of Nod, Pottery Barn Kids - as well as HomeGoods and Target. Plus all the Grandparents-to-be started spoiling us on Christmas so figuring out where to put the Babies R Us franchise we have in our living room is actually a fun chore.
Its been pretty good ride so far, I've been lucky. Although, I got Carpal Tunnel as a bonus pregnancy symptom, so I get to rock some sexy hand splints so my wrists don't feel like they are popping out of their socket every time I grab a dish or type on my keyboard. They say it will go away after the baby is born. Third trimester resorts back to first trimester symptoms (except just add 20ish+7 lbs and a thoughts full of OMG there's going to be a baby here soon). Speaking of baby, we got to see her at a 3D/4D ultrasound appointment my mom got us for Christmas. She's just chilling there doing yoga positions and has cute chubby cheeks!
She's now kicking all the time, and when I was watching (aka live tweeting) the Bachelor last night, it looked like an alien had taken over my tummy. She was moving all over the place- and you could actually see my tummy bouncing around.. Trying not to believe she was boycotting the show and asking me to change the channel.
Its now the part in the pregnancy books where they start talking about labor, so I've just skipped those chapters and bought new books to read about bringing home baby. I'll wait for the Lamaze class to hear about that fun stuff.
8 months down!