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adventures in baby preparation

diapersWe have been warned of many things to expect as new parents, more than I really care to try to recollect and write about at the moment (I mean, its Sunday evening and who really needs that kind of stress at the end of their day of sabbath?).

At the forefront of the list are two practical considerations: diapers and clothes.


Evidently, our little daughter is going to have the incredible capacity to potty more than her mommy currently has to – an incredible feat, trust me.

So, therefore, the whole diaper issue is definitely on our radar

Before jumping to baby clothes, we want to take a second to thank some friends of ours (who will remain nameless) for their incredible generosity to us.

These amazing friends have committed to picking up a package of diapers for us every time they have to go buy groceries.

What an amazing blessing! Thanks so much – you know who you are.

(Sarah, can we get a diaper usage update for Gracie?)

Baby Clothes:

Some of the most enjoyable times that Beth and I have had in preparing for Abbey’s arrival have been shopping for baby clothes.

It is a crazy thing to look at these little tiny outfits and try to imagine them with a little wriggling, crying, beautiful baby body filling them out. We stand in awe, thinking:

“There is a tiny baby inside of Beth right now.  A little girl.  She looks a like both of us.  What is her little face going to look like? What will her personality be like?  What is it going to be like to look down at her, seeing her little body along with the little gown hanging on that little tiny hanger?”

carters1Some of our favorite little baby clothes, across the board, are made by the Carter’s brand.  They have really simple, cool, hip baby clothes that we really like.

We already have a couple of Carter’s outfits for Abbey – we just cannot seem to help ourselves.

We cannot wait to fight and struggle with her little kicking legs to squeeze into her onesies.

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Look for more baby preparation blogs forthcoming.  We will write about the books we have been reading, a sermon series we have listened to, and – if you are lucky – Beth might even write a post on the baby shower she had a few weeks ago.

  1. Cami
    December 15, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Those little clothes are the gosh darn cutest! It might as well be a black hole in the baby clothes section of any store…you go in and a time warp occurs and you don’t realize how long you’ve been in there. It is incredible. Here’s to baby preparation!

  2. leewilson7170
    December 15, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    and who would ever think a t-shirt with a giraffe on in could make a grown man giggle?

    having babies is a weird phenomenon.

  3. December 15, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    It’s a rare, cold day in Houston today… and as I was scurrying to my car, I was in fact thinking about getting some really warm things for my precious granddaughter, Abby.

    Cute as they are, onsies were not on my mind today. Maybe I can think about them with a more generous frame of mind when the weather turns a little warmer.

    I agree Carters are great… and they take bleach (great for getting out food stains) without losing their color.

  4. December 16, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Hi friends,

    As for diapers, at 7 weeks Gracie gets changed every time she eats, roughly 8-10 times depending on the day. If you want to know the number of wets/poopies I can tell you that, I just don’t want to infringe on TMI territory unless you ask. And be sure to stock pile different size diapers, or at least don’t just buy one size only. We had a couple of packs of newborn diapers that we had to return because Grace was in size 1 after just a week of being born (newborn size are for “up to 10 lbs” and she was born at 8lbs 15 oz).

    I’d also like to offer unsolicited advice regarding clothes. In my very limited new mommie experience, I don’t like the gowns that don’t snap up the side and you have to put on over the head. It is hard enough to get a onesie over the head of an angry newborn, but to add a foot of extra material is really difficult. Add to that long sleeves…it just gets messy. Also, I don’t use two piece pjs, because I don’t want to undo the swaddle AND take off a pair of pants in the middle of the night. I really like footie pjs for this reason. And I agree, Carter’s is the best. To give the heads up, when babies wear a onesie with a pair of pants over it, they can resemble an old man with his shirt tucked into sweat pants that come up to his natural waist. Just so you’re not surprised. And just know that everyone I talk to has a different opinion regarding babies/clothes, etc. and these are just the humble opinions of this mom. Grace is super squirmy when being changed so I had to figure out what would be most efficient.

    I hope this helps!


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