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3 Months: What I Didn't Use

Do you know what's overwhelming? Being a first-time mom and trying to put together a registry.  There is So. Much. Stuff.  There is literally no way to know for sure what you'll use, what you won't use, what your baby will like for one week and then detest for the rest of their life.  When we went to register for our shower, we took a friend who was actually due a week after me - the difference being that she was due with her third and we were first timers with no idea what we were doing.  She was a big help.  Huge.  Couldn't have survived without her.  The point I'm getting at, is that even though we had such a great resource, there were so many things we got that I either used a couple times and hated or never used at all. I want to share my opinion on these items so that I can simply add to all of the research that you're doing to prepare for your baby.  Also, biggest tip is to save every box and receipt.  Every box.

Project: Baby Room

So we're obviously going backward here for a minute.  I wanted to document the process of turning our spare room into the nursery.  We ended up finishing the baby's room well before she was evicted and I'm still obsessed with how it turned out.  Emptying a room full of crap and completely renovating it while 7 months pregnant is no joke.  I painted this m f-er over the course of a week between Christmas and New Years.  The worst part was convincing my husband that the paint fumes would not kill me or our unborn child and that I still had the mental capacity to stand on a step-stool 2 feet off the ground.  The second worst part was painting the stripes.  Now, this room had stripes on the wall previously....nice teal and mocha stripes...on a different wall.  I think that I had blocked out what a pain in the ass stripes are to paint on a wall because in my mind it was super easy and would take zero time to do.  I should note here that I refused to let anyone help me when it came to the stripes - I am a serious perfectionist and truly just didn't trust anyone around me to follow instructions to my liking.