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.
Posted by Jess at 7:51 PM