It’s Friday! Yay?!
Yes, I am really this happy!
As a stay-at-home-mom Fridays aren’t quite as exciting as they are when I was in the “working world.” Fridays are Aaron’s day off though since Sundays are his big work day at the church. That makes them happy days!
I know I’ve been a little absent this week from posting, but it’s been for good reason. We have made some good progress on the cleaning and organization at the house, and my little Micah man had his first ear infection early in the week so I got some extra cuddling time.
Now he is on the mend (YAY) and boxes are practically emptying themselves (not so much), so I thought I’d take a short break to share my excitement about this Sunday.
It’s shower time! Baby shower that is. The church is hosting our baby shower this Sunday with a light lunch right after service and I am tickled by all the trouble certain ladies are going to! Even some guys are pitching in and bringing yummy goodness like homemade guacamole. Yes please! I will feel no guilt as I shovel the green goodness in my mouth chip by chip (spoon if necessary) since I had my 33 wk Dr. visit and I have still only gained a total of 7 lbs. I am very proud of that, so a day to splurge at the shower seems in order!
I know there are mixed feelings out there about whether or not there should be showers for second and subsequent babies, but there are actually some items we need and I think if people are willing to share in the joy and just celebrate the new baby, then shower away. I tried to get a wide array of items on the registry and make sure there were plenty of $20 and under items, as well as actually registering for my adored Pampers diapers this time. I even included a few darling outfits, though we aren’t too shabby in the clothes department even though the boys are Fall and Summer. My mom sorted all 7 large bins of clothes we kept from Micah, and space bagged them to save room. Thanks mom and great idea!
Since we didn’t need any really big baby items this time around (think stroller, pack-n-play, crib, etc), I did include a pricier, but stunning, diaper bag that I fell in love with after a friend posted about them on Facebook.
Here is the lil gal….
Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack Diaper Bag in Fez
You can get a closer look at all her lovely details here. Pottery Barn Kids does the initial embroidery but you can also purchase them through Petunia Pickle Bottom or just check out all their other awesome items and designs.
Since Kasen’s middle name is Cross and we also collect crosses, I just fell head over heels for this pattern. I also thought it was pretty without being overly feminine. The hubs gave it the seal of daddy-carrying approval so on the registry it went!
As I said, it is pricier, $175, but well-worth all the organizing compartments and features, like zip-out changing pad. The bags got bonus points from friend reviews that they are well-made and hold-up to the 2-3 years of daily use. Plus, if I have to look at and carry a bag everyday for so long, I need to love it, right?! Even if it is one of the items we have to invest in, I think it will be well worth it.
Isn’t she lovely? What are your favorite diaper bags or baby gift items?
Well, I need to get re-focused on cleaning and organizing, so I am signing off until next week. I will then regale you all with photos of what I know will be an amazing shower. I might even have some sneak peeks of the nursery and some of the projects in store. I hope you all have a fabulous and blessed weekend!