Baby Stuff

When I was first putting together our registry, I asked a lot of friends/family which products they thought where VERY necessary and QUITE unnecessary. I also looked at a TON of mama blogs and their recommended lists.

Below is a list comprised of items on our registries as well as other things we have either already purchased or will get soon. I am interested in seeing what I end up really LOVING and what I could have lived without…


  • Burts Bees Baby Robe
  • Baby Soy Newborn Hat
  • Baby Soy Organic Footie
  • Knit Infant Gowns
  • White Onesies
  • Longsleeve Mitten Cuff Onesies
  • Infant SwaddleMe Organic Cotton
  • Set of Hats
  • Baby Socks


  • Crib (We got ours from Craigslist!)
  • Baby Soy Organic Bundler
  • 2 Organic Crib Sheets
  • Aden + Anais Muslin Stroller Blanket
  • Quilted Waterproof Crib Pads
  • Organic Quilted Crib Matttress Pad Cover
  • Aden + Anais Swaddle Blankets

Classic Childrens Books

  • The Children’s Book of Virtues
  • Aesop’s Fables for Children
  • In the Tall, Tall Grass
  • Is Your Mama a Llama?
  • My Very First Mother Goose
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (Noel Daniel)
  • The Fairy Tales of Brothers Grimm (Noel Daniel)


  • Britax Infant Car Seat
  • Britax B-Ready Stroller
  • Car Seat Cover
  • Britax Sunshades
  • Baby In-Sight Mirror
  • Auto Seat Protector


  • Cloth Diapers
  • 2 Kanga Pail Liners
  • Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad
  • 3 Summer Infant Changing Pad Covers
  • Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bag for Diaper Bag
  • SKIP HOP Changing Station for on the go
  • Honest Baby Diapers
  • Burt’s Bees Baby Wipes
  • Prefold Diapers for Burping


  • Tripp Trapp Chair
  • Medela Manual Breast Pump
  • My Brest Friend Pillow / Extra Cover
  • Disposable Nursing Pads
  • Boon Grass Countertop Bottle Drying Rack
  • Boon Bottle Brush
  • Boon Twig Drying Rack Accessory
  • Aden + Anais Burp Bib
  • WeeGo Glass Baby Bottles (9oz, 4oz – 2 each)
  • Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder
  • Thermos Foogo Leak Proof Stainless Steel Snack Jar
  • The Safe Sippy Stainless Steal Cup
  • Mumi&Bubi Solids Starter Kit
  • Sophie the Giraffe
  • Chewbeads Necklace
  • BPA Free Pacifier


  • Bunny by the Bay Lovey
  • Solly Baby Wrap
  • Bumbo
  • Fisher-Price Rock n’ Play
  • Rocking Chair

Health & Care for Baby and Mama

  • Colic-Calm Gripe Water
  • Motherlove Nipple Cream
  • DoTerra Family Physician Kit (Essential Oils)
  • Ear Thermometer
  • Lighted Baby Nail Clippers
  • Nosefrida Baby Nasal Aspirator
  • Rectal Thermometer
  • Burt’s Bees Products for Baby

Nursery Home

  • Himalayan Salt Lamp
  • Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag
  • Small Table/Lamp


  • Dropcam Video Monitor (works with iOS products)
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Gifts of Love

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Little Speier at 21 Weeks


Baby Butts

I’m pretty sure I started cutting up the flannel sheets for this “baby wipes” project early last fall when we first discovered we were pregnant. Sadly, they lived stuffed in a yellow Forever21 sack for most of the winter. I pulled them out last week and cut up several more pieces while listening to “Heaven is for Real,” the audiobook I checked out from our local library.

After spending the day in front of the computer yesterday working on a website project, I decided to exercise some different creative juices and got out the sewing machine my mom got me last year for my birthday. I did have to make a call to Grandma Beth to ask her advice about my inside out stitching but I proceeded to spend the next several hours in front of the machine. I have to tell you, this baby does NOT appreciate me sitting in front of the computer or the sewing machine. Baby gets so squirmy and kicky begging me to stand up and walk around…

These sheets were our first set of “marriage” sheets from Ryan’s parents. While we were honeymooning in Boston, they sweetly came to our little apartment, bought a bed, our requested mattress and these sheets for us when we returned home. I am so happy I can use them for our baby – something just as special as our marriage!

We LOVE flannel sheets. Summer or winter. I’m pretty sure we slept in these long enough to wear them thin and some holes in places.