Friday, January 9, 2015

Baby #2 Wishlist

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!

13 comments:

Sara Hinton said...

Our lists are so similar! I'm getting the Medela Pump In Style through my insurance and I've heard great things about it. I'm also going to be toting Barrett around in a Solly Baby wrap and I can't wait! I love their colors too. I'm registered for the same video monitor and Barrett's baby book is a C.R. Gibson. Love it!! Great minds think alike. :)

Jessica said...

All this baby talk makes me want to have one sooner than later.. also, as far as potty training early goes (coming from a preschool teacher), Boys are ALOT harder than girls but if he has interest in it than I would def go for it, otherwise it will just be a headache. I have a few boys in my class who parents want them potty trained but they just aren't interested and I spend most of my days changing clothes because they keep having accidents. I Can't wait to follow Lucy along in her stages as well and seeing the bond her and Ford build.

"B" said...

My insurance would've covered with the Ameda and Medela as well (with a extra charge for the tote model) however I rented (the hospital grade) ameda when I had our first so went with the Ameda Purely Yours and have used it 2-3x every day for almost three years constantly (nursed my first until she was 28 months, tandem for several months now exclusively nursing my second) and I love it. Actually my friend has a Medela and her supply tanked early on (she swears it's bc of her pump). I think every body responds to pumps differently. Hopefully the Medela works perfectly for you and your body. Not being able to pump sufficiently is a huge stressor.

Nicole M. Hutchison said...

I love, love, LOVE my Medela Pump In Style, which I received from my insurance company. Even though you got one for Ford, I would call your insurance again and see if they'll send you another one. If they offer a Medela, take it!

We also LOVE our Samsung monitor. Husband got real creative one night and used my camera tripod to mount it. We've had it that way ever since. HA!

Monitor ---> http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Wireless-Monitor-Infrared-Vision/dp/B009M8P2CW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1420832944&sr=8-2&keywords=samsung+baby+monitor

Big hugs to you, friend.

Rebekah @ Living && Learning said...

My list for #2 is very similar! I loved my moby wrap with my daughter but she was a fall baby sou wasn't really messing with the wrap in the heat (I hate it in the summer!) Since you'll probably be swimming etc this summer I recommend looking into a wrap that's appropriate for a pool! They have ring slings & a moby type wrap, I don't own one yet so I don't have one in particular to recommend but check out etsy, I'm sure that's where I'll end up getting ours. :)

Lindsey McMahon said...

I use a medela pump in style as well but I want to tell you about something better!! It was important to me to be able to pump hands free. The bra for the medela to pump hands free is awful and the zipper is a pain. Plus with the medela flanges I had to turn the pump all the way up. Enter Freemie. Freemie is a new pump where the flanges and the bottles are one cup that goes inside your bra or nursing tank. They make a connector kit for the medela as well as their own pump and let me tell you it changed my life!!! With the freemie cups I only have to turn the pump dial to one dot and I pump so much more in half the time. You should seriously look into the connector kit!

Natalie H said...

I got the Ameda pump through my insurance as well and it is HORRID!!! I hate to just throw it away, but I wouldn't want to pass it on to anyone else either!

Lauren said...

I have the city select and love it! You will too! Also, we have gone a different route for video monitors. We bought 2 foscam cameras from amazon ($60 each) and then a $5 app and can link to our iPhones and iPad. They have worked wonderfully! When we have a sitter we leave them the iPad and can peek in on our phones if we need to see how everyone is doing!

Jenn said...

I was surprised at how much we needed/wanted for our second, too. The even bigger surprise ... Baby #2 liked completely different things than #1. My first loved the swing and never used the bumbo ... exact opposite with my second. Plus there are so many new things constantly hitting the market. We really liked the Rock & Play! Congratulations!!

The McNickle Family said...

Hello Ruthie, I am a long-time reader but first-time commentor. I have loved reading about your beautiful family, and your words about God and His love for us always seem to come at just the right time. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this blog, it never fails to make me smile.
I'm commenting for the first time because I'm a bit of a babywearing fanatic, and I love that you are interested in it! I will encourage you to look up two fantastic Facebook groups that I am part of, "Everyday Babywearing" and "Babywearing 102". Those groups really opened my eyes to all the amazing possibilities, and I don't think I would be the mother I am without babywearing. Please consider joining, we would love to have you. :)
God bless you and your family!
Lauren McNickle

Lauren H Edmondson said...

I adore my Medela pump! I exclusively pump and bottle fed my oldest son for his first 8 months and I am currently doing the same for my 8-week old son with no problems at all! I feel you on the Moby wrap too girl, every time I put my youngens in them I found myself constantly re-wrapping them because they felt insecure and good gracious were they hot to wear!

Allena said...

That's Drew's baby book! :) Of course it's 10% filled in...

jessi bridges said...

We potty trained Isaac at 20 months and Eli at 22 months so if you have any questions, let me know!

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