It is not beauty that endears, it’s love that makes us see beauty. (5)

New Baby Essentials

When you’re expecting your first child, it’s important to feel like you’re prepared. There are many necessary items which will ensure your baby is as healthy as possible – and you are as sane as possible – in their early stages of life.

You’ll need essential new born items like a baby walker, stroller, car seat – the list is endless! The following advice will hopefully give you some guidance for the first steps of getting prepared.

1)  Baby Clothes

It’s hard to know what size clothes are needed until your baby is born, but you’ll have to get a few pieces ready for when the baby arrives. Buy clothing that’s soft and durable, in styles such as a one-piece, t-shirts, leggings, sweaters and coats, socks, pyjamas and hats.

2) Diaper Kit

You’ll need around ten diapers a day, along with wipes, cream and a portable changing pad or towel to lay on changing tables.

3) Carrying Baby

If you want your baby close to you, you can buy a carrier or sling. If you’d like some storage, a stroller is the best and most efficient way to move around and carry as much stuff as possible. You’ll also need a safe car seat; some strollers are car seats and strollers combined!

4) Feeding

If your arms ache while feeding baby, a nursing pillow might be helpful: you can hold your baby while avoiding straining your shoulders. If you’re breastfeeding you might also need some cream to soothe your nipples, as it can be very sore for the first few weeks. It’s also essential to purchase burp cloths and bottles, a breast pump and formula if you’re not planning to solely breastfeed.

5) Entertainment

Pacifiers are great for soothing some babies; others aren’t too keen. You might want to get a bouncer seat to give your arms a break, or a play-mat to keep your baby entertained, along with a few toys and board books. Once baby starts to show an interest in standing, a baby walker can be a great toy, but be very careful with stairs.

6) Sleeping

You’ll need a crib or small bassinet, along with bedding and small blankets for covering and swaddling.

7) Baby’s Safety

Baby proofing will be necessary as soon as he or she is moving around. Baby monitors will help if you’re in a different room, and make sure you have a fully stocked first aid kit.


Preparing for the arrival of a new baby is an exciting and stressful time. Be sure to take it easy and have fun with getting ready for the big arrival.

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It is not beauty that endears, it’s love that makes us see beauty. (5)

What’s New Wednesday #8

Can I tell you that there is so much running around in this head of mine?! Spring Break is working me but in a very good way!

I am working on a personal goal of mine and actually got the ball rolling and let me tell you it is kind of scary but very exciting all the same!

I did some thought processes on my blog and what I want to do with it along with my new venture that is Fitness Love.  I got the design in the works and can’t wait for it!

I got some planning down on paper so that I know where I am wanting to go when I have moments that I can’t figure it out or plain forgot.

I was able to have lunch with friends today and it was so nice to see them both. They are both strong and awesome people.

I had made a list of things I wanted to accomplish this week and some of those things are coming true, but let me tell you it is also nice to know that if I don’t get them done it is no real big deal. I should have named it my wish list. Either way I am having fun doing some of things and using the list as a guideline, and doing other things that just feel like they should be done.

Nick and I are going to check out a new baby seat and car stroller soon and I can’t wait to pick it out. I think it will be so much fun!

5 weeks to go until it is officially baby time. I can’t wait. I want to meet the little bugger!

My friend Elizabeth is throwing me the shower and I love her. She is so spunky and full of energy and makes me laugh when I need it most. She keeps me sane when there are times I might pull my hair out. She is one of a few I can do this with and I am so thankful we got to meet her and enjoy her spunkiness. She is a gem.

Mitch Seavey won the Iditarod this year and is on record now as the oldest person to win. His son Dallas won it last year and was the youngest. I think Dallas came in 4th and made incredible time catching up the last day. Dallas is a cutie – and since his dad won I am sure he will still get TV time – yeah!

Side note and totally unrelated – my husband is playing Zelda for Super Nintendo and is getting mad at it….kind of funny in itself.

Off to update and finish my baby registry at Target…can’t wait for my baby shower on the 30th!

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