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My Mom Life: Top Used Baby Shower Gifts

When your baby shower finally rolls around, you expect to get items off your registry. In the real world you get a handful of things off the registry and a ton of clothes, diapers, and other random things. Here are my top baby shower gifts that I’ve used the most. Hopefully it will give you an idea for an upcoming shower you are attending, or something you could use as a new mom.
wubbanubI told myself I wasn’t going to do a pacifier, and here I am with a kid addicted to this Wubba Nub. This has come in handy to soothe Amelia, and help her soothe herself. It stays in her mouth better and is way easier to find without my glasses on in the middle of the night. Now that she is getting older, I’ve noticed her using the pacifier less and mostly playing with the animal. We are hunting down an elephant one now, in the event we loose this one.

sleepsheepThe sleep sheep is one item we did register for. My daughter loves the ocean sound, and goes right to sleep in her car seat. We have the travel and the regular sized one, and use both.

projectorWe did not register for this projecting night light/ sound machine, but we use this every night. We actually have 2 because I broke the 1st one trying to travel with it. Amelia loved the projections, especially the moon and stars. This machine also makes the ocean sound (along with many others), and has a timer.

elephantThis has been her favorite toy. Someone told me that babies can see black and white better when they are new. Not sure if that’s true, but she interacts with this toy and not many of the others. My husband named it Tree Trunks (like from Adventure Time).

boppyIf you don’t get anything else, you need a Boppy pillow. This is a life saver, especially if you’re breastfeeding, but works great for bottle feeding too. Amelia liked to sleep on this in our laps when she was little bitty, now she likes to sit in it. I would recommend buying extra covers.

baby monitorI am using this baby monitor right now. We had no idea what to go with and I just picked one at random, but this one works well for us. I know there are all sorts of high tech ones out these days, but I’m tired and busy and who has time for figuring out crazy stuff when you may only have an hour or two to get things done?!

What are your top baby shower gifts?

That’s What She Said Sunday

This is such a great reminder. For example, I had a boss who always made fun of the way I dress (to my face) in a teasing manner. I never let it bother me or make me change the way I dress, I like the way I dress, it is an extension of who I am. I understood that she was very unhappy with her life, aging, and things she couldn’t change. To make herself feel better, she teased me. That doesn’t make it okay, but sometimes you have to put things into perspective. It’s not you they have a problem with, it’s themselves. Be you, and be happy. 🙂

Happy Hipster Easter Dress Round Up

I still haven’t found the perfect dress for Amelia to wear for Easter. Probably because I am a bit unconventional and don’t want her in some crazy fluffy tulle monstrosity, and I can’t find anything small enough. But here are some cute things I would possibly get her, if they came in her size:

harajuku mini1 harajuku mini2 harajuku mini3All this cute Harajuku Mini stuff at Target drives me crazy! I want it all for Amelia, and I wish it was small enough, (and big enough for me too!).

bobochoses bobochoses2Bobo Choses has some really unique pieces. I like how laid back and comfy everything looks. Also, you need to be able to move freely if you are going to get your egg hunt on!

wunway wunway2 wunway3Wunway has some rad, original pieces that I can’t wait for Amelia to be able to wear. Their styling on the website is super cute! They have tons of cute dresses and leggings.

What is your kiddo wearing for Easter? Know of any cool and original shops or designers?

Coffee Date

IMG_6051Something inspiring: getting away from the city for a while. It was nice to be at the ranch and just enjoy the peace and quiet, family time, good food, and nature.

Something new: I got my first shellac manicure and I love it!

Something disturbing: I was excited to see new episodes of My Little Pony on Netflix. At least I like the show Amelia likes, right?

Something I’m listening to: the baby monitor. I’ve been working on getting Amelia to nap in her crib, so she will eventually sleep in there instead of the bassinet.