Saturday, February 20, 2010


This weekend marks the first purchase for Baby Blakely!
(Well, other than the things that were purchased before the baby was conceived.)

The Pottery Barn Bassinet has always been on my "Must Have For Baby" List. I know that we won't be able to use it for long, but we have to have something for the baby to sleep in next to our bed for a while (we will not be co-sleeping) and it can conveniently be wheeled into other rooms when needed. Craigslist came through for me again!

I took advantage of Old Navy's maternity sale last week and bought my first pair of maternity jeans. I'm in heaven.

I'm certainly not ready for full panel maternity pants, but my regular jeans are getting too snug, so these are perfect. (I bought a pair of regular jeans in a larger size, thinking that this was the solution, but they are so big that I have to use the Belly Band to keep them up.) The elastic waist lets me buy my normal size, but still allows some room for my expanding belly. I don't think they'll work late in pregnancy, but they are awesome now and should work for quite a while.

Even though strangers can't tell that I'm pregnant yet, I can tell all sorts of changes are happening-- Rob can tell, too. The other day when I was taking a bath after work, he came in to talk to me. He looked at my body and said, "Hon, you're becoming a mommy."

It's still a little hard to believe.


  1. How exciting is buying stuff! That bassinette looks adorable.

    I am struggling to figure out ANYTHING that this baby might need given we have so much from Champ (and we won't be finding out if we need anything pink until the birth). But I guess I could always use more maternity clothes!

  2. Oh, I almost cried when I read that last paragraph. You ARE a mommy.

  3. How wonderful Stef. It must all seem so much more real now.

  4. I love the bassinet Stef.
    I bought those same jeans from Old Navy this week!!! Exciting stuff. I can't wait for mine to come in.

  5. AWWWW - what a cute comment - You're becoming a mommy - that's enough to tear me up right now. haha. I love those pants, I'll have to remember them for when I need them.

  6. Rob's comment made me tear up. :) I love those jeans and that bassinet. Gotta love Craigslist!

  7. I'm so glad to you were able to find this bassinet on CL! I am a little embarrassed to admit that I actually have this bassinet along with the PB green gingham bedding for it. I had to have it the first time I saw it even though I wasn't ttc yet. Who knew ttc would be so difficult??? Anyway, I'm sure you will enjoy it. So sweet to imagine your little one in it one day soon :)

  8. Love the bassinet! And his comment was so sweet!