As we get nearer and nearer to the twins’ birth, we are slowly working on crossing the necessary items on our list. I ordered Temperance’s car seat last night and it should be here on Thursday. Today, we dropped by Babies-R-Us to look at diaper bags, which I’m still undecided on, and baby monitors. We still have a few pending items on the list that we need prior to their birth but having Amazon Prime certainly takes the stress off of us! So far we still need the following:
- Graco Pack ‘n’ Play Playard with Twins Bassinet
- Munchkin Warm Glow Wipe Warmer
- Puj Tub
- Audio Baby Monitor
- Diaper Bag
- Breast Pump
- Diaper Spray (though not really necessary in the first few weeks since we’ll be using cloth disposables)
We kept our list pretty minimalistic because honestly, there’s not much newborns can do within the first few months so it doesn’t make since to buy everything right now. Eventually as they get older, we’ll be picking up cribs, bedding, and upgrading to baby monitors with cameras, but for now we are happy with what we have. I’m certain there are few things we are forgetting so for those of you who’ve been around the mountains already, I’d love to hear your must haves for newborn babies. Unlike most people in my shoes, I decided to air on the side of minimalist because babies grow fast so it seemed like a waste to buy so much all at once. Yay, practicality.
Tomorrow, assuming I feel up to it, we may hit up some consignment stores after my doctor’s appointment or we may go in the morning since my appointment is in the afternoon. I’m still not 100% sure what we are looking for, lol, but my mother-in-law insist we go so I figure it can’t hurt… other then my swollen ankles, that is.