5 Special Things For Baby’s Arrival

Happy Friday! It has been a good week here, but I’m really ready for the weekend. If only that meant good sleep, I would be even more excited. Good, sound sleep has been alluding me. For the last few nights, I’ve been up and down with pretty intense, irregular contractions. Maybe this baby will come soon!!

I thought y’all might like to see a few of the special things that I’ve gotten for this baby’s arrival. I’m so excited about them!

A Good Diaper Bag

With Ridley I went through a few various diaper bags. This time, I wanted something a bit better quality. When I found this Kalencom bag at my local baby boutique, I was instantly in love with the pattern and style. After I investigated the features, I was sold.

I love the stroller straps that it has too! Who hates digging around in the stroller basket for something from the diaper bag? Ha!

Organic Baby Lotion

My sister got me hooked on this lotion. It smells SO good and is good for your baby!  It has no parabens and no junk that shouldn’t be on a baby’s skin.  I picked up a bottle at Target. :)

Big Brother – Little Brother Shirts

Y’all helped me out on Facebook with some special ideas for Ridley to feel included. One of those ideas was matching big brother – little brother t-shirts. I searched on Etsy and found this adorable set from Zoey’s Attic. Aren’t they fab?!

Special Things For Ridley

Besides the new shirt, I picked up a few new things at Target for Ridley that I will give him as needed after the new little one joins our family. I got him a set of Classic Lincoln Logs, Color Wonder Finger Paints and a little flying helicopter toy that will probably get broken within the first day. It was only two bucks. LOL! Hopefully these new things will help him feel special along with extra quality time that we spend with him.

Swaddling Blankets

Last, but not least, I’m a swaddler through and through. I know that every baby and every mom is different, but swaddling worked SO well for Ridley. I received the Aden + Anais swaddling blankets for a baby shower gift and they are amazing. They are gauzy and perfect for summer. I’m so excited to wrap my new baby up!

I hope you enjoyed reading about the new things that I’ve gathered up for our new baby’s arrival. :)

What are baby must-haves for you?



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  1. heather says

    Our first born (son) loved being swaddled. He would not go to sleep unless he was swaddled . When our daughter was born we immediately started swaddling her…she would have none of it. :( she hasn’t liked to be covered up at much ever since. I was so bummed that she wouldn’t swaddle b/c I loved it with my son. Here’s hoping your little one will enjoy swaddling as much as your first. :)

  2. Julie S. says

    Both my kids loved swaddling and I loved doing it! Nothing better than a baby burrito. Precious! They loved it so much though, I had to break them both of the habit for sleeping in the 5-6 month range. People looked at me crazy when I told them they still needed swaddled for sleep, haha. I wouldn’t have had it any other way, though.

  3. says

    Oh my favorite blankets are the Aden and Anais blankets! Before I had my son, I worked in the NICU and we would have families bring them in and I love how well they swaddle babies. So when my son was born I had quiet a few of them! They are the best!!
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  4. Michele says

    Those swaddling blankets sound awesome. I wish they had been around when my kids were infants. It has been almost 15 years since I swaddled a baby. My “babies” are taller than me now. :)

  5. Leah says

    Is it bad that I want one of the Kalencom bags? I don’t have a baby but I want one as a purse! I love everything about them – the patterns, the size, the clean-up factor, the quality, etc.

  6. Bethany says

    Swaddle, hold him Sideways (like he’s nursing), Sway, give him something to Suck on, and Shush in his ear. It’s like MAGIC. And baby-wearing with a Moby wrap is the way to go, too. Nothing is sweeter than that newborn head tucked under your chin. Enjoy!


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