Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We're lucky peeps

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Jon and I are incredibly lucky in that we have some of the most generous family members and friends.  I'm absolutely positive that we wouldn't be as comfortably set in our environment if it weren't for them.

For example, when we bought our first "fixer-upper" home just over 3 years ago, our families and friends all got together for a long weekend and painted every room.  For 2 straight days about 20 people came and went as we struggled to finish the paint in time for the floors to be redone.  There was no way we'd be able to get it done without them.  Our floors were a gift from Jon's family and we're incredibly thankful.  Our kitchen was a complete disaster with molded floor boards and nasty 50-year-old cabinets that smelled like something died in them.  My parents gifted us a remodel as a wedding gift (my dad spent 2 weeks at our house ripping our floors and cabinets and tiling along with Jon).

Now that our first baby is on the way, we've had an outpouring of amazing hand-me-downs and untouched baby stuff from family, friends, and neighbors!  I can't even describe to you how excited we are for every single items.

Baby bathrobe
And the best part - these are all so freakin' cute!  My friend Michelle gave us two huge bags worth of baby stuff and clothes that filled up two bins!  I am almost positive that we won't have to dress our baby until she's 1 and a half.

Snow suit
How cute is this baby snow suit?  I have been hearing how wasteful it is to buy winter clothes for newborns because they grow our of it within days, so imagine how excited I was when I saw this in one of the bags from Michelle.

Hat and gloves
I am in love with this little hat and gloves! I can't wait to put the baby in this!

Slippers
Among some of my favorite stuff, Michelle also gave us these super cute bunny slippers!  I just want to die - they are so adorable.

Sweater
This here sweater is also one of my favorites from Michelle's many hand-me-downs.  I love that it's for 0-3 months since Addi will be born in the middle of the winter.

Infant toys
Among all the adorable clothes (we now have a huge bin of clothes put away for when she is 6-12 months!) were also some toys.  I've heard that babies bore of their toys relatively quickly so I'm excited to have some in stock.

Toy bin
Actually, between our lucky finds at tag sales, our generous neighbors, and Michelle, we have 2 bins full of infant toys!

Mobile
We also got this mobile.  We have one that came with our bedding set, but a friend of mine told me that it's worth it to get another one for the changing table because it helps to keep the baby calm while changing their diapers.  This mobile is super cute and fits right in so now we have two!

Pillow
Our neighbors across the street have 2 kids.  They say they've had enough so when Jon and I told them that we were pregnant with our first baby, they eagerly invited us over to give us bins and bins full of clothes, toys and other baby stuff that they were no longer using.  I'm so excited to see Peanut in this pillow, hanging out with us.

Baby Bjorn Carrier
They also gave us a changing pad for the changing table and this Baby Bjorn carrier.  We were registered for both items and I was more than happy to remove those items from our already-overwhelming registry.

Thanks guys! We're super lucky to have you in our lives.

5 comments:

  1. Baby bunny slippers!!! Bubba had some of those and I was so sad when he outgrew them. You can slip them on over footie pajamas in the winter to keep baby toes extra warm. :)

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  2. You know I've been loving hand-me-downs. Not that they're in my hands quite yet, but all the OFFERS are making me giddy. You have a great haul!

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  3. How great! We are the first of our friends to have a baby in quite a while and all the other kids are boys!

    But it looks like you and Addi struck GOLD! I LOVE those hat and mittens and that little sweater. You'll have to post pics of her in them when she gets here!

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  4. Those are all such useful things. And adorable too. Aren't you so excited to see her in them?

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  5. How great! We are the first of our friends to have a baby in quite a while and all the other kids are boys!

    But it looks like you and Addi struck GOLD! I LOVE those hat and mittens and that little sweater. You'll have to post pics of her in them when she gets here!

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