Monday, September 28, 2009

Starting to make the Baby List...

Just this past week, I finally sat down and took time to write all the items, gear, etc... that we still have from our son.

It was pleasantly surprising to see all we do NOT need to buy this time around. A sure savings to save the old and leave a bit of room for some new.

We saved the big items like:
Play yard
Two superyards XT (awesome product)
Booster seat
Car Seats
Receiving Blankets (a bunch)
Lots of clothes from each size
Jump-a-roo (I think it is called)
Bottle warmer
All types of feeding supplies from bottles to pump, etc... (Naturally will replace all important parts to new)
Changing mat (nice contour one)
the list goes on...

I am just proud of us for holding on to these items for 4-5 years now. We will simply wash them up in Dreft, etc... They have been tightly stored away in boxes, bags, etc...but will still wash them down good. If for some reason something needs to be least everything won't need to be and that is a nice thought! The first time is a LOT!!!!!

This leaves room for new comforter set, a few new clothes, necessities (shampoo, diapering items, etc...), and maybe one nice new item. Oh yeah...treat for myself will be a new diaper bag...I want one that looks like a handbag this time...going to be on the search. All without breaking the bank and doing it our self! Not bad!

Have a great week!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Just lookin' at Computers the other day...

On Monday of this friend and I thought we would just peruse the stores for fun...we both needed to get out and about on our day off. One store we just kind of dropped in on was Best Buy. We said...hey lets look at Computers/Laptops, etc... for fun.

We were pleasantly surprised by the great computers you can get and for what seemed to us low low prices! Talk about tempting. We saw this one (desktop) that was soo impressive. It had a huge flat screen with the "tower" that was built into the screen (so no tower). It had a touch screen, wireless THIN keyboard and wireless mouse. It was awesome! I said...Hmm...wonder what this one cost? It was only $1000.00. I know that may sound high, but to me it does not for what you get. Think back just a few years...a thousand bucks wouldn't have gotten near that great of a computer. It had tons of storage, built in webcam. It just had it all. Very cool computer. There were also fantastic laptops with loads of storage and everything you want in any screen size ranging from $300-$700. That is just crazy good prices. Or maybe I haven't been out in a really long time. LOL So, I think...if anyone is in the market for a computer...go for it! One of our laptops (the one I am currently using) the screen is ready to fall off...seriously. So I may have to make the investment.

Just thought I would share in case there was anyone else out there that just hasn't looked at computers lately.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

11 weeks and 1 day! :-)

I am 11 weeks and 1 day pregnant today!

I can finally let you all know why I haven't blogged much lately. This is the reason...I have not been feeling good at all for the past months and it is slowly easing up. As I get back more into my blogging here...I will be adding savings and ideas for those going through pregnancy and infants as I go through it. I am not changing direction as I always blog my Thrifty and Creative ideas for what we do, and now our focus is on adding a new member to our family.

My most current finding is for motion/dizzy/etc...feelings that you get in that first trimester. A friend at work suggested "Sea Bands" and let me borrow some today and they really seemed to help me out as I felt happier and more able to do my job better today without the nausea I've been feeling pretty strongly lately.

More to come...stay tuned. I am still have some sickness here and there. Probably will take a couple more weeks before I transition into the more comfortable of the three trimesters. :-)

Have a great day!