Baby Lyons | Baby prep and purchases

The snow I have been wishing for all year has finally arrived - in droves! We got a good 8-10 inches last night and woke up to a winter-wonderland this morning. We've finally started getting some "baby planning" checked off our list these days, so I thought I would share some updates. First of all, we have pretty much finished our registry - which is never really complete, right - but it's getting close.

We decided to use Baby List for the registry - with friends and family all over the country, we wanted something easy for them to view, use and select items for Baby Lyons. Although we don't get the in-store finishing perks, I think this is the best way to keep everything in one list - rather than tracking two or three registry's at once. We have heard awful stories about Target and how they never have things in stock... and never update your registry, so you get multiple items. Well, Baby List takes out the question and puts in all in the users hands. Now you can select yourself and be sure the item is removed from the registry. Seems pretty simple to use - I guess we shall see!

For Valentine's Day my mom and pop purchased our bassinet for us! It was so fun to open and of course, put together right away. We decided to go with a simple portable bassinet that can also be used for travel from the babe is really small. The Delta Travel Sleep Solutions bassinet comes in great simple colors that even matches our  master bedding too, so I think it will blend into the bedroom well for those first couple weeks or months.

As I mentioned during our bump-date last week, we splurged and purchased a snoogle! I held off for the longest time, because I really didn't think it would make much of a difference, but I was totally wrong. I used to be up 3-4 times a night, usually waking myself up and then taking a trip to the bathroom since I was awake. But, since sleeping with the snoogle, I'm usually up only once! It's been life-changing for a pregnant lady.

A few weeks ago on one of my road trips I made a pit stop at Target to do a little walking... aka, shopping of course. We all know the first thing {after hitting up the dollar bins, of course} you see when you walk in are the ladies swimsuits. whomp, whomp. I know this should be depressing to think about right now, but just seeing the bright colors got be super excited for summer. There is not doubt that I love summertime and would live with my toes in the sand if I possible.  I decided to take a look and this year bought myself a couple "Baby Bump" suits for this summer.  I have a really long torso, so one pieces just don't fit me and tankini's really look odd on me.  I did find a cute tankini-syle that had a nice open front, which broke up the long look of the fabric and also made room for the belly. Also love the flounce tops, which gives a little more coverage. These are the two I picked!

Last but certainly not least... speaking of warmer weather and sand. We decided to finally book our what everyone so affectionately calls, a baby moon. After taking a few long car rides and getting more and more uncomfortable - we decided it would be good to take once soon, so we booked it for three weeks from now. Eeek! I'm so excited to have one last getaway with just me and the hubs and relax a little. More on the baby moon location to come, stay tuned!


  1. Love the bathing suit!! I can't wait to find out where you guys are going! Chelsea@thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

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