From strollers to onesies and everything in between

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Pregnancy Update: I have fully recovered from the cat bite and I am finished the antibiotics. While I was on them I felt awful for over a week. Now that I am done them I have renewed energy and have been enjoying the pregnancy a whole lot more!

Development: I am 19 weeks along today! The fetus is approximately 6 inches long and about half of a pound – the size of a mango! Now the fetus is covered in head-to-toe vernix caseosa which protects them from the amniotic fluid. The fetus’ legs have also gone through a growth spurt which can create more movement in the uterus.

Check out this video that explains how the internal organs change throughout pregnancy. It is pretty cool!

Symptoms: difficulty sleeping, dehydrated, shortness of breath, and general discomfort caused by my growing belly.

As Christmas approaches, boxing week sales are on the horizon, and as I get closer to my due date I have realized the importance in researching and sourcing all the supplies we will need to bring a newborn home in April. There is so much to think about that I did not expect to be considering while we are shopping. Questions we have been considering include:

  • Will we grow our family into needing a double stroller? Just because we may want to doesn’t mean we will necessarily be able to.
  • Should we buy the cleaning supplies to keep a circumcized are clean? Are we having a boy? Are we going to circumcise?
  • Should we be looking more for deals on these items so that we don’t break the bank? Concerns about how much of my wages will be covered between EI and my work top up.

I looked over the suggested supply lists on a number of sites and found two sites that covered a lot of the essentials. I cross-examined these lists and others to determine what supplies and what quantities make the most sense. See below for a fairly comprehensive list.

As you can see we have only been able to get a stroller, car seat, and crib so far. We have a lot more items to get before baby comes and this requires a significant amount of time and energy to source good quality, ethical (if possible), and affordable items.

So, if you have any ideas of where to pick things up in Saskatoon, Regina, or online that are free, second-hand, or otherwise, it would be greatly appreciated. Or, if you have any other suggested items that you could not have gotten through the first six months or so without, do tell!

Thanks for reading!

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3 thoughts on “From strollers to onesies and everything in between

  1. What an exciting time! Anticipating the needs of you and your newborn is a lot of fun, but to be honest, there is some trial and error! 😉 You have a great list of the basics that you may need. I found that the more receiving blankets we had the better – babies can be messy and laundry may not get done for a few days. 🙂

    There are some great consignment sales in Regina (and I am sure Saskatoon as well) that pop up at churches or local community centers twice a year.

    Two of my favorites in Regina are New 2 You at Regina Apostolic Church and Sunset United Children’s Clothing and Toy Consignment Sale. If you follow them on Facebook you will be notified of their upcoming sales. You can shop early at the Sunset sale as an expectant or new mom!

    I also recommend Varagsale. If you follow a certain category, you will start to recognize people that are just a little ahead of you in terms of children’s ages. As their kids grow out of their clothes/accessories you can snag them! 🙂

    I hope you are feeling well! Good luck with the hunting and gathering!

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