Baby Must Haves

Hi Guys!

Today i’m sharing my baby must haves.

I’ve seen so many of these ‘Baby Must Haves’ lists online and i find myself disagreeing with every one of them. To be honest all you need for your baby is 3 things…. a way to feed them (formula/breast milk), a way to diaper them (cloth/disposable), and clothes. That’s it! Everything else after that isn’t a must have, but a luxury.

So if you are looking for one of those lists that will tell you to buy the fancy baby swing and all the toys, you will need to search elsewhere, because my list is very minimal.

Without further ado, let’s get on with my list of baby must haves…

Baby Must Haves:

  • Diapers – Pampers Swaddlers are my favorite diaper, I’ve used them exclusively since baby number 3. When getting ready for a new baby, i always buy 1 box of Newborn & 1 box of Size 1.
  • Clothes – I always make sure to buy Newborn and size 0-3 month clothing. Most of the newborn size clothes i buy are PJ’s with the mitten cuffs included on them. I try to buy a fair amount of clothing because babies spit up/pee/poop a lot.
  • Blankets – They work great for swaddling, for covering up while breastfeeding, etc. I’ve always found that i can’t have too many baby blankets.
  • Shampoo – I don’t use anything fancy here, just plain old Johnson’s Baby Shampoo. It’s worked great for all of my babies.
  • Car Seat – The most expensive item on my must have list, but where i live i have to drive everywhere, so it’s necessary.

That’s everything on my baby must have list. Are you a minimalist when it comes to baby gear as well, or do you buy everything?!

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24 Weeks Pregnant Update {Baby #6}

Hey Guys!

I just went to my 24 week doctor appointment yesterday, so i thought now would be a good time to give a little update on how this pregnancy is going.

Today i am 24 weeks & 2 days pregnant with baby #6. If you missed my gender reveal announcement, this baby is a boy. Which will make 5 boys & 1 girl for us.

I know a lot of people do weekly updates, but i just thought that would be kind of annoying, and honestly not much changes from week to week so there wouldn’t be much to update. Instead i plan on giving these updates once a month, maybe i’ll do weekly as my due date gets closer, i’m not sure yet. We will see how it goes.

Back to the update, my measurements are right on track and baby’s heartbeat is perfect. I go back for another checkup in 3 weeks and we will be doing the glucose testing then.

Heartburn, leg cramps, and insomnia are just a few of my current symptoms. Each of those symptoms are pretty common for me when i’m pregnant, so i’m kinda used to them. Not that they aren’t totally annoying. But once baby is born, they do go away.

I’m not really craving anything right now. For the first few months of my pregnancy all i wanted was spicy foods, and then i started craving cinnamon rolls.

During my first trimester, i only gained 2 pounds. Since then i’ve gained 5 pounds, for a total weight gain so far of 7 pounds.

That’s all i can think of to update at the moment.

10 Baby Names I Love, But Won’t Be Using

Hey Guys!

As you all know by now, i’m currently 18 weeks pregnant with baby #6. We have pretty much nailed down the baby’s name, so i thought it would be fun to share 10 baby names i love, but won’t be using (this time 😉 ).

Girl Names

  1. Ivy
  2. Charlotte
  3. Tianna
  4. Sophia
  5. Olivia

Boy Names

  1. Huxley
  2. Graycen
  3. Jaxon
  4. Lucas
  5. Anthony

What’s a baby name you really love?

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1st Trimester Pregnancy Update

Hi Guys!

In case you didn’t already know, i’m pregnant! I’m currently 14 weeks pregnant with our 6th baby.

Baby number 6

Since, i’m now in my 2nd trimester i thought i would give a little recap of how the 1st trimester went.

I found out i was pregnant on June 3rd, much to my surprise.

On July 6th i had my first doctor appointment & ultrasound. During my ultrasound they discovered i have a subchorionic hematoma. Which basically means i have a blood clot near the baby. My doctor said because of this, my chances for having a miscarriage were pretty high. We were able to hear the heartbeat at that appointment, so i was feeling better about it all.

At my next appointment, on August 3rd, we were still able to hear the baby’s heartbeat and i had the screening test for down syndrome. We also were able to find out the gender during this screening test.

As far as symptoms go, i’ve been pretty lucky this time around. I have only had some very mild nausea and that’s it. I’ve also only gained 1 pound during my 1st trimester. It all feels like it is going pretty smoothly.

We are all excited about this new baby and i can’t wait to share the gender with you all.

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