So as baby #2 makes his way down the pike I'm trying to fill in a few holes baby-product wise. Lots of people have been SO generous with baby boy clothes, so it looks as if Rocky will be avoiding pink for at least the first 6 months of his life. It's hitting me hard, however, that I'm soon to be mom to a wild 2-year-old (who will presumably still be in diapers when her brother is born, we're not pushing her hard on the potty training stuff yet) and a newborn. Aside from growing an extra set of arms and hiring someone to sleep for me, I'm gonna need some gear updates.
And this is where you come in. I need you veterans to float me some recommendations!
First order of business? A diaper bag for two (three if you count me). I have an older generation black Skip*Hop duo that has been washed many times, but it seems too small … sometimes even for one kid. I love many of this tote-style bag's features (especially the clips-to-the-stroller strap that also converts to a messenger strap), but I'd prefer something that zips across the top. And since I have an awesome husband who cheerfully throws on the diaper bag, perhaps it could also be gender neutral?
I'm also really on the fence about a Moby Wrap. They look soft and cozy and comfy but I for the life of me cannot choose a color. I like black, but since I know I'll be washing it frequently I'm concerned about fading and also lint pickup. The other color I like is the "natural" color – that basically looks cream-colored – but we all know that won't look good with Frosty dribbled across it. Any suggestions? Did you have a color that was versatile and stain-friendly? And what about the warmth factor … did you find that your baby got too hot in the Moby? HELP. (I have a Bjorn and an Ergo as well. I'm already planning on getting the infant insert for the Ergo.)
And that's all I can think of right now. John is out of town this week and frankly I'm beside myself with exhaustion. What else will I need? Fourteen weeks to go doesn't seem like a lot of time left to get ready … crap I just realized it's only 13 weeks since I'm having this baby at 39 weeks!
In other news, I go in for my glucose test tomorrow morning … not looking forward to that after being sick such a short time ago. I guess I'd better just get used to the idea that life goes on for Mama, sick or not!!