I’m sitting in my beautiful family room, HGTV providing background noise. My “Be Peaceful” candle providing the most wonderful calming smell:
Evan is snoozing peacefully, after a day of running around with his crazy runny nose – poor guy has a cold.
Today was a beautiful day. It started early after a rough night of sleep (I am SUCH a light sleeper). Evan was just given a “big boy” bed and he kept slamming his head into the wall as he moved around on his new mattress. Each time he stayed asleep but I was alert as ever wondering it he would start crying at any moment. There is SO MUCH going on around us. Besides prepping for a new baby, we have work stuff going on, friend stuff going on, family stuff going on and home stuff going on. It is like so crazy. But as I wait for my teapot to start whistling for my calm tea, I am just crazy grateful. I’m grateful for my mom who listens to me complain, grateful for my friends who understand me without me needing to explain anything, grateful for the happy healthy baby boy bouncing in my belly, grateful for my husband who still loves me even when I’m a train heading to crazy town.
Not everything is always sunshine and daisies and we definitely have our share of obstacles we are traversing but we are making it. Together.
I’m feeling the need to nest like NO OTHER. I want to clean, organize and make everything perfect for Evan, baby, Hector and I (& O). I just need to find the energy to get things where I want them. We are hands deep in deciding what other gear we need and I finally (with the help of momma above) picked out our new stroller. When Evan was born I picked out two strollers Peg Perego’s P3 (I figured would be our light weight stroller and matched my carseat) and the BOB. I cannot say enough about the BOB I ABSOLUTELY love the BOB, we still use it almost daily – Evan is great in strollers. We used the BOB with him within a few weeks of him being born because we picked up the carseat adapter. The P3, left something to be desired. It was expensive and I think I used it once. It is now with my MIL who watches Evan and I don’t miss it. I just wasn’t feeling it. It was a great lesson in try it before you buy it. When we found out we were having another baby I immediately started day dreaming about an UppaBaby stroller it was the stroller I wish I would have bought after I tried and used the P3 and I was going to try to talk Hector into it ;-) – well this time, I decided before spending 730 *gasp* dollars on a stroller, I wanted to TRY it first.
OH MY GOODNESS am I GLAD I DID. My mom, Evan and I went to Buy Buy Baby and tried out the UppaBaby Vista and the Britax B-Ready. They have very similar features, allow for a kickboard, and rumble seat and have all the configurations I desired. After having Evan play many different roles (I should rent him out as a stroller tester, he was amazing) – my mom and I had a WITHOUT A DOUBT winner:
the B-Ready was hands down my favorite of the two and for the price, I feel like it is a steal. Literally the only things I liked better about the uppababy was the black frame and the prettier kickboard – clearly not enough to choose it over the B-Ready that handled better and felt more solid. I will never again make a big purchase like this without testing ;-) and would recommend big-time to new momma’s who are as crazy about online shopping as I am – sometimes you just need to get to the store and move things around. We’ve already been using this lovely stroller I can’t say I like it more than the BOB, because I don’t but I’m excitied to have a stroller with the versitlity of this one. We will be buying a couple add on-s first up is the careseat adapter.
One purchase down and only a few more to go.
Things are piling up around here – and I’m getting anxious to do a load of baby laundry. I have several new boxes of my favorite baby swaddlers that I want to unwrap and get washed. My final box is on the way because I found it at a STEAL of a price ~32 BUCKS!! Hector may kill me because we still have a ton from Evan but I keep reminding him – baby needs baby’s own stuff too & Evan doesn’t like to share yet and will likely think all these new swaddlers are his. I do almost own the entire bamboo collection hahaha but am IN LOVE with this organic pattern I bought, it is foxy ;-) and I’m eyeing the new circus collection IT’S FUN! But really babe, promise I’m done for now – don’t forget I use them as nursing covers, stroller and carseat covers, to wipe up spit up and layer a bunch together for time in the park… They really are my most used baby item and I’ve blogged about my love for them for two consecutive Thanksgivings!! (haha crazy just realized this) here and here.
I’m still looking for the perfect going home outfit and dresser, and rug and wall decor – so I still have a lot to do and <8 weeks until my due date! Yikes!
So that is – where we are <3 Sicky is stirring tea is burning… O is wanting a walk so now I get to choose between the two strollers (I’ll ask evan!) and take the boys for a walk. Adios! Happy Saturday!!