I assumed that I wouldn't need much when I got pregnant with baby #2. Ford s almost 17 months and it feels like yesterday that my Jon and I were setting up a baby shower registry, putting together everything from baby swings to video monitors, and patiently waiting his (overdue) arrival. Boy was I wrong! Sure, my house is equipped with lots of baby gear but I have a list a mile long of things I wish I would have had with baby #1, things I didn't like that I had with baby #1 and want to replace for baby #2, and then things I need two of. Lucy will be here in a little over 3 months, cue panic attack. Buying baby girl clothes is a no brainer...I don't mind her using Ford's infant carseat, bassinet, or swaddles but girlfriend is getting her own wardrobe! Speaking of baby girl's wardrobe, I need to put myself back on that "no buying baby clothes" freeze that I was one last week. Whoops. Target does it again.
So what is on my baby #2 wish list? I am glad you asked!
Medela Pump in Style: I received an Ameda Purely Yours pump completely free through my insurance before Ford was born and I was pumped about it, no pun intended. I never had an issue with my supply until it came to pumping. Luckily (if you want to call it luck), Ford never took a bottle so my pumping days were short lived but I truly believe it was the pump that caused my lack of milk. I used a friends Medela once and pumped 3x my normal. It is just a better quality and more efficient which is a requirement since I won't have all the time in the world to sit around and pump with 2 kids! Luckily I found one for an incredible deal and already got it. We plan to implement bottle feeding into our everyday routine with Lucy so she isn't as stubborn as Ford.
K'Tan: We are definitely a baby wearing family and the Ergo and Boba has saved the day many many times. I hated the newborn insert for those carriers and was stuck trying to figure out how to tie the 100feet of my Moby wrap in the 100 degree weather. I wore it twice and gave up. I have been hearing great things about the K'Tan and Solly Baby Wraps and plan on borrowing from my mommy friends! They are supposedly lighter weight than the Moby and so much easier to secure. I foresee lots of baby wearing next summer while at the pool, park, out and about with both babies.
City Select Double Stroller: Ford absolutely loves walks in his stroller and we love taking them as a family and with friends so there was not a doubt in my mind that I wanted a good double stroller. I didn't want a double wide after hearing horror stories about them being to wide to fit through doorways and after lots of research and recommendations from friends, I went with the City Select. I bought it here and have yet to put it together. I love that it can be a single or double stroller and that the babes will be able to face each other, me, out, etc.
Video monitor: Thank God for video monitors! Ford slept in our room for the first 4 months of his life and my goal is to cut that in half for Lucy. Her room is upstairs so it all depends on how quickly I heal from surgery and how quickly I can get her to 1 feeding a night but that's my ultimate goal. We love our Summer Infant Video Monitor but anytime we use it next to my sisters identical one, it craps out, so we want to get a different brand. After some good research, I found this Motorola one but will also have my eyes peeled for a highly rated monitor for cheap.
CR Gibson Baby Book: We have the most precious CR Gibson baby book for Ford and want to get one for Lucy. I plan on documenting her monthly progress on my blog just like I do for Ford but I love hand writing in milestones and memories. My mom did a great job with my baby book and I want to do the same for my kiddos. Here is the one we are hoping for.
Bum Genius Diapers: I currently have 24 Bum Genius 4.0 diapers in my stash plus 3 other branded cloth diapers and want to add a few more. We started cloth with Ford at 8 weeks and if we did the same with Lucy, Ford would be around 23-24 months. Recently Jon has been doing lots of research on potty training early and we plan on trying next summer but if it doesn't work out, we are fine with two in diapers. We shall wait and see. All of my diapers are gender neutral and I would love to add some girly colors to my stash!
I've actually had a few friends ask if I have created a registry and I hadn't planned on it from the beginning but made one on Amazon just to keep track of what I need (or want really). Our favorite Mustela shampoo, a Baltic Amber teething necklace, a soft bibs, Milkies, sound machine, some stroller accessories, and a few other things are on our wishlist. In case you are interested (and want to buy the video monitor as an anniversary present for us!), here is our baby registry. I know girl clothes are so fun to buy for people and I assume most of the little gifts I will get will be clothing, which I need and don't mind at all!