Back Into Couponing!

While I was super sick in the fall and early winter, I decided not to coupon.  I just didn’t have time or energy.  That’s what is nice about having a stockpile of necessities – we only had to buy one or two necessities during those months without coupons!

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C’s Fall Wardrobe

I’ve been doing a lot of shopping in thrift and new-to-you stores as well as every clearance section I can think of while I try to assemble C’s fall and winter wardrobe.  I scored big time at Once Upon A Child, a chain resale store for kids’ items, and had to share some pics with you!  I spent $65 and got all of these things for C:

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Craigslist, “Pre-Sales,” and Rummages

I’m a little late to the game, but now that rummage sale season is almost over I realized that I need a fall/winter wardrobe for C.  I’ve been perusing Craigslist a lot and have been seeing some things that confuzzle me.  Yes, confuzzle.  ;)

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Kids Consignment Sales

I noticed on Facebook last night that there was going to be a kids consignment sale at our local event center this weekend.  We decided to check it out and I’m so glad that we did!  We found a crib mattress for C for only $25!  Once we move, we’re going to have him sleep in a crib instead of the pack ‘n’ play.  Now we don’t need to pay retail for a mattress!  I also found some sleepers for him, all under $3, a $3 board book and a $5 Melissa & Doug puzzle.

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Finding Baby Clothes on Consignment

The midwest is experiencing an unseasonably warm spring (as in, temperatures 30 degrees higher than normal), and I realized that all of the shorts I have for C are a size too big.  ARGH.  Um, weather, didn’t you know that I don’t want to spend money buying C more clothes that he’ll only wear for a short period of time??!!

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Motherhood Made Me Such a Softy

I never used to be a crier.  Only something really moving (like “The Notebook”) would get the tears rolling.  That was before I had C.  Now I cry over a lot of stuff.  C laughing so hard that he gives me happy tears, C’s sad little face while he’s crying, any episode of Parenthood

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He’s Getting So Big!

I just dressed Caleb in his first 9-month sleeper.  He’s too tall for his 6-month sleepers now.  *sniffle*  It’s so sad to pack away my favorite clothes of his.  I can’t believe he’s already in 9-month sleepers.  Can’t.  Believe.  It.

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C Has An Extensive Wardrobe!

C would like to thank all of his wonderful family and friends.  His mama went through his 9-month wardrobe today and is starting the process of washing it.  She was quite surprised by his extensive 9-month and 12-month clothing selection.  Shocked might be a more appropriate word. ;)

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Buy, Buy, Buy

I feel like C’s at a stage where I’m buying a bunch of stuff for him again.  Today, I had to buy a snowsuit (which I got a great deal on – thanks TJ Maxx!) and several 9- and 12-month pajamas (it’s only a matter of time before he’s too tall for those 6-month ones!), ordered a food processor/steamer on Amazon for making his baby food, and purchased a Halloween costume.  Okay, so I didn’t NEED to purchase a Halloween costume for him, but he’s going to be so cute in that bumble bee outfit!  :)

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Packing Away Baby Clothes

Earlier this week, I posted about how C has been growing like a weed.  I really thought I could still get two more weeks out of the bigger sleepers and onesies.  No such luck!

I reluctantly packed away all of C’s 3-month onesies and sleepers, along with his newborn and 0-3 month clothes.  It’s so sad to look at those adorable little outfits and fold them up one last time before putting them in a storage bin.  My little boy is getting big!

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Growing Like a Weed!

I put a 6-month onesie on C for the first time today – and the length fits perfectly!  I’ve noticed that the Carter’s onesies are made for tall and skinny babies, so they have been perfect for C.  All of the other 3-6 month onesies are SO wide on him.

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Washing C’s 3-Month Clothes

I can’t believe that I’m already taking the tags off of C’s 3-month-size clothing and preparing to wash them.  That time went so quickly!  While he has already been out of his newborn-size clothing for a couple of weeks, it is strange to me that he’ll be turning 2 months old very soon and fitting into 3-month clothes.  My little boy is growing up so quickly!

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C’s 2-Week Checkup

C had his first checkup with his pediatrician this afternoon and he did great.  At 8 pounds, 13 ounces, he successfully surpassed his birth weight!  His doctor prescribed Zantac for his acid reflux.  We will be able to start and stop that for him as we wish to experiment and see if it helps him.  I’m relieved that we can have that to fall back on, since my own experimenting with avoiding certain foods for breastfeeding (spicy, citrus, chocolate, etc.) has yielded zero results.

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Nesting?

Today, I’m trying my best to resist the urge to wash all of the baby clothes in preparation for his arrival. After all, it is February 3rd and I’m not due until April.  Hopefully I won’t have this urge too often, otherwise I might end up washing his clothes more than once in the next couple of months!

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Baby Clothes!

Last week, I had a bunch of fun ordering some baby clothes!  We had only purchased a few items for him ourselves before the baby showers, since we wanted to see what we would get from others before filling in the gaps.  It was SO much fun shopping online and looking at all the different clothes we could get for him.  My order from Old Navy arrived today and I am so excited!  These are so stinkin’ cute!!

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Making Space for Baby

After we returned from our trip to visit family for the holidays, the fruits of our baby showers were littered across our entire living room.  And there it all sat for DAYS!  I’m one of those clean freak people who is easily overwhelmed by big messes…and that was definitely an overwhelming task of sorting through clothes, blankets and toys and finding room in our cramped apartment for them.  I am super excited to report that all of our big items were easily assembled and in working order, and the clothes were much easier to put away than I had anticipated.  We even purchased a couple items ourselves when we got back home, including this super cute outfit.  I can’t wait to dress him in this little polo and jeans – he’ll look just like his daddy :)

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