Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Nursing Bras, Baby Jackets & Other Such Musings...
First things first. As of today, I am now the proud owner of my very first nursing bra. It's a sleep nursing bra, since I have no idea how big these bad boys are gonna get, but I do know that my rib cage and diameter haven't changed since getting pregnant, so I got the go-ahead from the nice associate at the store to buy a sleep nursing bra in my number size that should at least hold me over until I have a better idea what cup size I'll need post-baby. (IMPORTANT NOTE: I bought mine at Babies 'R Us, with the help of a Motherhood Maternity stock girl. She informed me that at Babies 'R Us or Macy's, where they sell Motherhood bras, you CAN exchange/return them if you find you have the wrong size. At the Motherhood store, however, bras are final sale. I thought this was well worth noting! I knew that place was the devil.) I also picked up some nursing pads today, since...ahem...it seems I may need them prior to her being born. Which I suppose is a good sign, but way to catch me off guard!
Second, and I'm going to be one of those people that feel the need to preface what I'm about to ask by saying, "This may be a stupid question", but how warm of a jacket does a newborn need? It seems to go with my own personal knowledge of the world that she'll need a jacket in the winter, but keep in mind a few things. First and foremost, it's November 4th, and nearly 80 degrees here, so our version of winter doesn't involve temperatures that spend much time below freezing, and it surely doesn't involve this pesky little thing I've heard so much about called...snow? That sounds about right. Anyhow, that's the first thing to consider. Also, Baby B will be dressed in layers, sometimes bundled in a blankie, sometimes swaddled, and has hats, mittens, boots (accessories are my thing!) galore, and we'll spend most of our time outside of the house in either a.) the car, or b.) Nordstrom, so I worry about overheating. That being said, I found an adorable jacket online (see here) that I'd love to buy, but I just don't know if it'll be used. The complete lack of newborn and <12 mos. jackets out there makes me wonder if this isn't something they need? Maybe I'm just oblivious...wouldn't be the first time :)
Happy Hump Day everyone!!!!