Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It's A Girl!! + A Few Baby Purchases

If you're not on Instagram and missed our little announcement over the weekend: IT'S A GIRL!!  Adam & I are were overwhelmed with happiness when we learned at our ultrasound last week that we'll be expecting a sweet baby girl this September.  I really feel like I have more of a connection to my pregnancy now that I know who's growing inside of there.  We also learned that she's measuring really, really big!  Like almost 2 weeks ahead of where she should be, and she already weighs 12 ounces.  Must be all those chocolate, peanut butter & banana protein shakes that I'm craving ;)





Of course, I immediately started shopping for her the next day!  I hit up the mall + a few local baby boutiques which immediately made things seem SO REAL.  Holy crap!  I'm really having a baby!

I feel really clueless regarding what to buy, and have been hounding my friends like crazy asking for recommendations on what worked for them.  My friend Brooke over at Somewhere, Lately put up a great post last week on her First Month Favorites and I immediately bought this rocker that she labeled the holy grail....anything that even hints at a few extra hours of sleep for us is worth a shot!  If any of you ladies have reco's for me, I would love to hear what worked/didn't work for your babes so please share any advice in the comment section down below!

Also, thanks so much to those of you who commented on this Instagram picture and suggested that I hit up Baby Gap.  I had no idea they had such cute clothing for littles!  I bought so much stuff in that store including this little jean jacket, these white denim jeans, these leggings in just about every color, and this adorable onesie.  Obviously the more normal clothing is for when she's a bit older as I know she'll basically be living in onesies for the first couple of months but I just couldn't pass them up...baby clothes are entirely too cute to resist!

Below are a few other things that I purchased recently and wanted to share with you guys {because I'm just too excited to not share!}.





Clockwise From Top Left:

Her super soft little coming home from the hospital outfit {available here} //  The cutest pair of special occasion flats {here} //  Everyone has said KicKee Pants are the best and now I understand why {dying over the strawberry print} //  Burp cloths in a fun safari pattern {here} //  Basic + cheap long sleeved onesies came highly recommended by my friend Brooke {here} //  I let my hubby pick out the color of this Mamaroo and he chose {this one} //  The famous Wubbanub {here} //  Adorable bear print on {this onesie} //  Baby girls first mocs {available here} //  Highly rated swaddling cloths {here}



Thanks so much to everyone who left such kind messages on our announcement over the weekend!  You guys are just the sweetest & I really appreciate each and every one of you taking the time out of your day to stop over here and read my blog, or comment on my instagram pictures. xx


19 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!! Congratulations Andy - she is going to be one beautiful little princess!! xo, Biana - http://tinyurl.com/po3vm4y

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  2. YAY for girls mama! <3 So excited, and you will seriously love the rocker...still working for us over here! Love everything you picked out for her...she's going to have the best wardrobe! xx

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    1. The little things in this pregnancy get me SO excited! Can't wait to get that rocker in the mail! xoxo

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  3. Two pieces of advice (not that I have that much experience, my little guy is only 9 months old lol)...
    Get your baby girl on a schedule, babies thrive off schedules and it will make your lives (and sleeping) go so much easier. It's controversial, but BabyWise and Moms on Call really were life savers for us :)
    And uppababy makes THE BEST strollers.
    Congratulations!!!! xoxo

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    1. Thank you SO much for the advice! I've actually been wanting to read BabyWise....I've heard it's good to take bits & pieces from it and then apply what you think would work best for your baby. Also, I officially ordered the UppaBaby Vista today! So exciting!!! Thanks again for taking the time to comment :)

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  4. Congratulations once again!! You will be a fantastic mother! All these precious babies featured here , Somewhere Lately and the Honeybee put the biggest smile on my face!!

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  5. Congratulations! Little girls are so much fun!!
    XO Kelly
    www.dettecakes.com

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  6. a little girl??:) yay so happy for you both Andy, makes it a tad sweeter knowing you can now purchase the right items:) such great news:) xxx

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    1. Thank you Katie! We're so excited! xoxo

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  7. Congratulations! So exciting you're expecting a little girl. I'm so happy for you! And you've picked out so many cute goodies for her--my favorite are the pink moccasins.

    Sabrina
    www.babymoonadvice.com

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  8. So happy for you!! here are some more recco's from my nanny experience! Claeson's makes the nicest white onesies that are super soft, long or short sleeve with crotch snaps- perfect for babies in hot weather or to put pants/leggings on the bottom. Highly suggest HALO sleep sacks for babies- not the aidan and anais ones as they shrink. Google them- they act as a blanket while babe naps but keeps their arms free- the baby I nanny has worn one every day and now he's 2 and still naps in one. They are the safest way to "blanket" a baby or toddler. As far as bibs go- hands down SARITA BABY bibs! They come in the cutest patterns, are affordable and have the softest backing and they wash really well. Strollers: I've used the bugaboo chameleon and the Uppa Baby Vista and have to say the Bugaboo is my favourite as it goes from carrying a newborn to having a toddler in it. Kickee Pants= the softest onesies and Pjs ever so glad you picked some up:) Hope that didn't overwhelm you! I'm not a mama but spending all day everyday with a baby gets you prepped for mother hood. LOL

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    1. You are AMAZING Meghan!! Thanks so much for the reco's - anddddd now I'm off to do some online research! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! xox

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  9. Congratulations! I had my son almost 3 weeks ago and my favorite outfits are Magnificent Baby. They all have magnetic closures which make changing them so easy. Plus the prints are really cute and the fabric is nice. Xoxo

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    1. Ohhhh I'm definitely looking into those - Thanks so much for the recommendation :)

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  10. Hi Andy! I ran across your gender announcement on Instagram, so first of all, congratulations!! Secondly, I'm obsessed with the white dress you are wearing. Would love to know where it's from! Thanks!

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    1. Hi hunn! I purchased it from Lulu's a while back, the brand is Ark & Co. Hope that helps! xx

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