Our journey through infertility, failed adoptions and now parenthood through the miracle of embryo adoption/donation.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It's all coming together

The nursery is really coming together! For weeks I have been debating whether to get a co-sleeper or a bassinet. If I had the room next to my bed I would just use the bassinet part of a pack n play, but I don't. So I began looking at Arm's Reach Co-sleepers and bassinets. Can I just say EXPENSIVE!!!! It is crazy how much they cost, especially considering how little use they get. I thought about registering for one but if I did not get it I would be scrambling to find one at the last minute. So Craigslist became my best friend!

Yesterday I found a gorgeous Eddie Bauer bassinet (see pic above). It was very gently used, came with an upgraded mattress and 5 sheets. And the good news is that it was only $50! We picked it up last night and I have already taken it apart and washed everything and put it back together. It is not set up next to my bed, just waiting for baby Maddie.

Tonight I also ordered the last piece of my crib bedding set, the mobile. Paying for sheets, bedding and even decor does not bother me, but $50 for a mobile??? Seriously? So I waited until I had earned enough Swagbucks to redeem them for $30 worth of Amazon gift cards and then bought it. $15 is much better than $50!

Last week we got the car seat and stroller travel set. It was second hand, but like new. I know that there is a lot of controversy on whether or not to get a used car seat or not, but this one is not expired and in great shape. So that was taken apart (what a job!) and washed everything and put it all back together again. After all that work I wonder if it was worth it to save $150!!!

And last but not least, I ordered 2 cloth diapers. I am not sold on them, but willing to give them a try. At least around the house. The site Kelly's Closet has a deal going on where you can get a free AIO bumGenius diaper with a $10 purchase. (just go to the bumGenius page for the code). I ordered one Flip diaper with liner and the free bumGenius.

I had my 3 hour glucose test yesterday and now waiting for the results. Until then I am living it up!!!! well, that concludes my update! I will let you know if I passed my test or not tomorrow.


  1. Sounds like you are SO organized! I'm done too, just waiting for baby. I ordered 20 bright colored (you can pick your colors) chinese diapers off ebay for $95. I used them on my potty trainee and he LOVED Them. Just wanted to give you the scoop :)

  2. That is awesome that everything is fallin into place! I LOVE LOVE that eddie bauer piece! They are sooo nice looking. And you are right those Co Sleeper are very pricey! And whoo Hoo about getting some swagbucks to help you with the price of that mobile. Im working towards saving mine so I can put them towards some bed rails I want to get for Ethans bed. Sooo nice when part of it is FREE! Anyways... Super happy for you!

  3. My sister-in-law has that Eddie Bauer bassinet and they've used it for 5 months now. My neice is about to outgrow it but they've loved it. Glad to see everything is coming together.


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