Baby Shower Gift Guides

With our baby showers coming up, I thought I'd team up with Target (affiliate) to give you some ideas for baby shower gifts that any parent would love to have when they welcome their new baby! Also, if you are expecting – first, CONGRATULATIONS! – second, you should totally sign up for Target's Baby Registry!

  1. Not the most exciting gift, but definitely one that is needed, Healthcare and Grooming Kit.
  2. Changing table mats. I don't have any experience in this realm yet, but I've heard the horror stories.
  3. I actually have this diaper bag on my baby registry! I think a backpack is the way to go and Mr. LL can carry it around, shame free, too!
  4. How cute is this little fox? Bonus, he clips onto the stroller so he won't get lost when you're on the go!
  5. The world of online parents love these WubbaNub pacifers and I'm totally down with the hype.
  6. The baby shower staple, Boudreaux's Butt Paste. I've never been to a shower where the mom-to-be didn't get this in some form.

(All the links above are affiliate links.)


SOME OTHER IDEAS

  • I'm seriously considering getting the diaper & wipe subscription from Honest Co. and diapers are always welcome gifts (affiliate link).
  • There's just something magical about Melissa & Doug toys. I feel like Lazy Baby could really grow her imagination and cognitive skills with them (affiliate link).
  • Fisher Price pretty much has the baby gear market covered. Play mats, bouncers, rockers, swings, plus bright and shiny toys that even I'm drawn to – they have it all (affiliate link).
  • I love this onesie from Etsy seller Biased Baby. My friend Sara already got it for Lazy Baby!
  • Give the gift of...YOU! Whether it's in the form of: watching the baby so the new parents can get some sleep/take a shower/run an errand; cooking and bringing them a home cooked meal; offering to clean; or even just offering to run to the store for them – remember, "it takes a village."

Checking In

Today is my rest day. I wasn't going to rest today because my work out yesterday was pretty "meh" but last night I realized that I probably need the rest day because I had a hard time moving around yesterday and I had to take Tylenol twice for my back. So rest day it is.

I am proud of my work out yesterday, as crappy as it was, because I actually got up and did it. It was a wet and rainy morning and I wasn't about to get caught in the rain on the levee with Bigby. So instead, I had a few pregnancy workout videos saved on YouTube and I tried a couple out. The first one was too hard on my wrists, so I had to stop that one about a third of the way through. The other one I had time to do was really just deep stretching. Still, I'm not working out to lose weight but rather to help prepare my body for L&D.

I hope taking a rest day today doesn't throw me off like it did last week.


GETTING READY FOR BABY

PHASE #1: COMPLETE

  • Get organized. 
  • Clean out the crib space. 

PHASE #2: COMPLETE

  • Get the crib + changing table assembled. 
  • Wash all the baby clothes/blankets/etc. 

PHASE #3:

  • Make appointment with pediatrician. 
  • Buy a few more maternity pieces. – Check! Ordered some pieces online and they should be here Friday!
  • Buy a couple of nursing bras. – I desperately need to go bra shopping because my belly is getting too big for my underwire bras. D:
  • Baby showers – After last week's post, the date for the family thrown baby shower was settled on so now there are two on the calendar! I can't wait! :D

Meal Plan Monday

 
 

The Red Velvet Whoopie Pies we made last week were amazing. Although, I found the recipe made WAY too much of the filling. We ate saved it to eat on strawberries though. We stuck pretty faithfully to the meal plan last week. I hope we do that again this week!

Breakfasts

Yogurt, fruit, grits, coffee

Monday

Shredded beef tacos

Tuesday

Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake

Wednesday

Ribeyes + potatoes

Thursday

Leftovers

Friday

Cereal or take-out (I had planned on cooking fish this night, but I couldn't find it in the store)

Lunches

Salads, crackers, cheese sticks, fruit with water

Snacks

Cereal, crackers and hummus, fruit