Blake is going to be using a lot of hand-me-downs, whether it is equipment from Kate or clothes from consignment sales. He is going to use the same carseat that we used for Kate, the same pack-n-play, the same jumperoo, swing, bouncy seat, toys, etc. Here are some of the little things that I have gotten(purchased or not) for JUST Blake:
This is called a Hooter Hiders nursing cover, and this is the pattern I got. Brandon got me this for my birthday and I really was so excited about it! I think I will be out and about more than I was at first with Kate, and this way I can be discreet. I still don't think I will be nursing in public places, but I can use it at several places we go all the time.
This is called the "Miracle Blanket" and Kate had a pink one. It really is a miracle worker, it is almost like a straight jacket for babies. It keeps them swaddled so they don't wake themselves up by their movement. I found this one and a solid cream one on Ebay for a great deal!
This is almost just like the cradle we have for Blake. We didn't use it for Kate because we put her in her crib so fast. She has already claimed that room, so Blake is using the cradle that I actually used as a baby. Brandon had to tighten a few screws and my dad put some reinforcements in the joints of the wood, and it is just like new!
These are the BPA-free bottles from Dr. Browns. I had the other ones for Kate, and Babies R Us took back the other ones and exchanged these for free! I know I technically did not buy these, but at least they are just for him!
I don't know why it makes me feel better to have a new thing or two just for him, but it does. Everyone keeps saying, "You seem so relaxed, are you sure you are ready?" How ready can I be? I have everything set up, I feel (somewhat) prepared physically and emotionally for a newborn and all that entails. I guess i will just have to play it by ear and see what life is like once we do have him. I don't know that you are ever really prepared for a new baby... I know it is going to be a learn-as-you-go thing for me!