Monday, August 30, 2010

One Lucky Momma

This post is kinda just me bragging about how awesome my family is. I've been a little overwhelmed by the amount of things I will need for this little man in my tummy. I wish money grew on trees or at least that teachers got paid better. It's been a challenge supporting myself, my husband, and my two pups on a teaching salary and now we are adding a baby to the mix. Needless to say I don't have much money left over after the bills to buy the things I want for my little guy. Luckily I have an awesome family who always helps out when I need something. Here are a few a my favorite things that my amazing family has got for me and the babe:

This cute Graco travel system is curtesy of my sweet Grandma Hyer who I have always adored. I liked this one because it has boy colors but the pattern is cute for both girls and boys.

My stylish little sis. got me my petunia pickle bottom diaper bag that I have been swooning over. She totally surprised me with it at my baby shower. And yes, she is so cool that she even filled the bag with awesome baby toys and the cutest ralph lauren romper I've ever seen.

Having a good, comfortable chair to rock and feed my baby in was very important to me. It was one of the things I cared most about. However, I'm picky. It needed to be the right size for me since I'm short. That was harder than I thought - my feet dangled off the ground in most of them which wouldn't be conducive to rocking. I also wanted a very dark brown and either leather or vinyl chair (that way I could easily wipe up any diaper blowouts or spit-up that happened on the chair). When my dad realized how much I was struggling to find a chair in my price range, he graciously decided to buy me the perfect chair for my birthday. Note: this is not the actual chair, I couldn't find a picture of my chair but it looks similar to this one.

Even though I'm a little embarrassed to put this gift up, I'm very grateful for it. I want my baby to be able to take a bottle but I also want to give him all the benefits of breast milk so having this top of the line medela electric double breast pump will be a huge blessing. Thanks mom for the great gift that will hopefully allow for me and Ethan to have a date night every once in awhile! Since my mom is also giving us a dresser, the only big purchase Ethan and I have left is the crib.

I also have to thank my awesome in-laws, extended family, and friends for the wonderful baby shower gifts. (Utah friends: your thank-you cards are coming soon). Trey's grandma Thomas has already spoiled him with adorable clothes, pajamas, shoes, bassinet, and baby bath. He is one lucky boy and I am one lucky momma. Thanks again!


Young People in Love said...

lucky duck! LOVE that diaper bag especially :)

SOOO fun to see you at the shower. I miss your face.

Unknown said...

You're going to LOVE your rocking chair. Mine is a life saver!! Congrats on all your fun stuff!

McKinley {Haolepinos} said...

You are soooooooooo lucky!! It is so nice to have so much support. I totally agree the rocker is the most important part! It is where you will be spending most of the time and also its so important to come home to a special place after the hospital! So I am so glad that you got the one you wanted! And I am so happy you got PPB!!! If yours is the same color as your image then we have the same one!!! Isn't it sooooooooooo much fun?!?! I love that your sister filled it with toys. I think that is such a cute idea! Congrats on all the wonderful gifts! I am really happy for you guys! I can't wait to see photos of this little one.

McKinley {Haolepinos} said...

PS don't feel bad about the pump! I totally want one and would post photos of it too if I got it as a gift. Its not weird at all, it's all natural!

Mona said...

I finally looked at your page Mayce! It was wierd seeing baby Trey's name in print! Love all your cute things. You are one lucky duck! We love you and are so excited to meet our little guy! Pictures please of the cute little mama!