Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mama wants a brand new bag

A diaper bag, that is.

7 A.M. Enfant Large Voyage Bag In Black
The 7 A.M Enfant Large Voyage bag.
It's big, has tons of compartments, even a diaper clutch kind of thing you can take instead of the bigger bag. It goes with the rest of their line which I love, I don't have the stroller blanket, but when Nate was tiny I brought him to Chicago in the winter and got him the booties and mittens from Gilt and they are so cute. I just pulled them out for the girl, it's going to be cold here after all...

Anyway, back to the bag, did I mention it looks big? I'm going to be carrying out diapers and other stuff for 2 kids, I need room. Snacks for Nate, maybe a bottle for the new baby, especially if Greg might take both kids out. Man, that sounds like so much prep, maybe we'll just stay inside for the first few months...although the bag will hopefully make it easier to go out.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

And it's a girl

Um, did I forget to mention the other day that it's a girl? Maybe. Oh the clothes! I love boys clothes, I do, particularly as Nate is so, um, particular about what he wears - collared shirts, jeans, no sweats for him. It is so darn cute. But the dresses, wow. I'm trying to control myself, I keep telling myself she can wear Nate's blue clothes, I'll just put a pink hat on her...but who am I kidding?

I love this -

Gap Striped Sweater Dress

I would wear that, and it's even cuter on a teeny baby. And with these velour pants -

Gap Velour Pants

So cute, I can't stand it!

More girl clothing posts to follow, I'm sure...

Monday, October 15, 2012

It's Valco Baby, Baby

So, as some people may have gathered from the last post (or maybe not) I'm pregnant, and those maternity jeans were on my mind because boy did I need them! With Nate, I didn't move into maternity clothes until halfway through, this time I think it was 8 weeks. Oh well. There are other things to obsess over as I prepare for our second child (so many things)- like a double stroller.

Our regular, amazing stroller turns into a fantastic double, the Baby Jogger City Select, but we will need a lighter one that is easier to fold to keep in the car and I think I've found the one!

First, I should say how much we love the city select, it's really been a great stroller for us and I'm looking forward to tooling around the neighborhood with the 2 of them in it, but I haven't taken the thing apart since we moved to Chicago last year. I don't fold it and put it in the car, I try not to lift it. I know plenty of people who do, including a friend who takes hers apart and tosses it into her trunk sometimes 3 times a day. So it's definitely possible.

But not for me. Because I found this one - Valco Baby Zee Twin Stroller In Blue Opal The Valco Baby Zee Twin. It's relatively light, really easy to push, has a huge basket with good access (relative to all the other doubles)and is easy to fold and unfold. After I watched a few review videos I knew it was the one (go ahead, google them, you know you want to) You can also put a carseat on one side. Oh, and another cool thing, when you fold it up, the seats are on the inside, instead of outside like in the city mini double. For someone as, um, particular, as me, that's a good thing. Click on the photo above to check it out at, where you can get 15% off right now. A very good deal.