Monday, June 29, 2009

Maternity Leave prompts online shopping addiction...

Time to myself is in short supply now that Eliza has arrived and I find the few things I actually have the energy to do are online. One thing I can successfully complete in between breast feeding, burping, rocking, swaying and diaper changing seems to be the online purchase. Usually I have much more self control than I have had this past month, but when it is the one thing I can feel successful at separate from newborn care, it really can't be helped, can it? A small luxury for the new mama...certainly there are much worse things...

So let me show you some of my new loot:

I purchased this lovely nursing cover from gingersnappz:

I didn't think I would need one of these, but I have already had a few moments where emergency nursing was called for and it was a pain in the butt to use a receiving blanket. This has been much easier and it is made from cute Amy Butler fabric, so when I am done having kiddos I still have a fun fabric to make something with ;) Plus, I love that one of the bottom corners has a bit of terry cloth stitched on the backside so you can wipe baby's mouth or whatever else.

I also bought one of these posters from By Order of the Crown. I've seen these on the internets for the last couple years:

I never saw the point of these posters really, until Eliza. I have felt very not-calm many times since her birth so I am temporarily hanging it in the nursery for David and I when we are at our whits end, unable to decipher or calm our daughter's cries. We need the reminder sometimes.

I've also purchased a bonnet pattern, as well as, fabric, an issue of Ottobre (a children's clothing pattern magazine), two patterns from Sew Liberated (there was a sale!!) and a Balboa baby sling. We already have a few baby carriers (a Mei Tai I made and a Baby Bjorn), but Eliza really likes being cradled so I thought she would like a sling and she does...it works almost like magic for me. I don't think you can have too many baby carriers...we use them all!

Now that I've typed out all my purchases, it really seems absurd that I have bought so much. Seriously, now is NOT the time to buy patterns! Oh well, what's done is done. I'll try and be better next time...

6 comments:

Cheryl said...

ha! This year abroad and home with Eleanor has me online quite a bit including some purchases as well - especially as we get closer to coming home!

For the next baby I am so going to get one of those nursing covers! For Eleanor I got away with receiving blankets but they never really worked like I wanted and this makes so much sense. Nice pattern!!

I have that same print (but a decal of it) in my etsy favorites :) Probably will get when we get home.

Stella said...

What a great idea to reuse the nursing cover and make it into something else once your done with it! Great idea.

Erica said...

Ooh I LOVE that apron pattern! Can't wait to see what kind of fabric you use for it!

Cat said...

Oh, how I miss being able to bundle my little baby into a sling and carry him around. Now that he's about 5 inches taller than me, it's almost comical to think of it. Baby slings RAWK!

Beth said...

Love the print. I bought one for my office but desperately need to get it framed. This is my working motto ~ helps keep me centered and I hope it works for you too!

erica said...

Nice purchases! I love the idea of a nursing cover with the boning in it so that you can peek at the little one! So perfect...

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