After eight weeks of bedrest we’ve finally made it to 32 weeks! This is such a huge milestone and it feels so good to finally be here!! If baby is born now she’d likely only require a relatively short (~1 month long) NICU stay and would have a low chance of serious complications. Its such a relief. Still hoping for many more weeks, of course. I put my weekly pregnancy pics on my instagram, if you’re interested!
We initially put off buying anything for the baby because, well, we weren’t sure if she’d ever make it home (she had <40% of survival when this all started). Now that we’re further along, I’ve finally allowed myself to start baby shopping! I definitely took advantage of some Black Friday/ Cyber Monday sales and got great deals on the “big stuff,” including the car seat, co-sleeper and changing table. The other item I decided to buy new was a wrap. I don’t know much about baby wearing, but I know I want to try it (more snuggling with baby!!). I initially looked at the Boba and Moby wraps (and the many how-to’s on Youtube), but ultimately decided on the Solly because its lighter weight and the colors are gorgeous (the 25% off didn’t hurt, either). Does anyone have any experience with these? Any advice? Other than these few items, I’ve done the rest of my baby shopping on eBay. I feel like I say this every year, but shopping on eBay during the holiday season can yield some great deals. I’ve gotten tons of baby clothes, swaddles, blankets and more for next to nothing… which makes me feel justified in buying some extra things just for me!
As always, thank you for reading and your support. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Have a good weekend!