Saturday, January 9, 2010

I need answers!

Since finding out I am pregnant I have been inundated with information about pregnancy, giving birth, babies, etc. I have all the books (special thanks to Erin!), I read all the websites, I talk to other moms. I know what to expect while expecting, I have a birth plan formulated (drugs please!), and I have a slight clue what to do when the baby gets here (emphasis on slight).

But I still have burning, pressing questions. Questions that I have yet to find answers for.

First of all, how the hell do you tie a moby wrap? This is the most complicated contraption I have ever seen. And is this even remotely comfortable for a baby? Here baby, let me smush you against myself in some kind of crazy t-shirt sling thing. I'm not sure about this one.

Then there is the diaper bag. Should the diaper bag match my stroller or my outfit? Should I have multiple diaper bags to coordinate with all my clothes? I switch my purse almost daily, will I do the same with my diaper bag? Or should the diaper bag match the baby's outfit. See, these are important questions!

All I know right now is that I want this diaper bag.

Isn't this the cutest bag ever!? I love that it doesn't look like a diaper bag. It looks like a super cute purse. Plus it has lots of pockets, stylish yet functional, I like it.

I have many other questions but Teen Mom is on and I'll have to blog about them later. Just as I was obsessed with hot mess, train wreck wedding shows while I was engaged (I love me some Bridezillas), I am now currently obsessed with hot mess, train wreck pregnancy shows.


  1. It's true you won't find most of the answers you need in the books you've been reading. Just make sure that you have a couple of people on speed dial you can call anytime with your "I have know idea what to do" questions.
    As for your other questions, the Moby wrap is great for when they are small and you want to carry them around all the time, it is really simple once you get the hang of it and is way, way more comfortable than a babybjorn. That said it is not as quick as a bjorn, my choice is the Ergo, better back support and comfort and easy to put on in a pinch.

    I would plan for your bag to match your outfit. You don't necessarily use your stroller all that much in the beginning, it's more the carseat. But I don't recommend having a ton of diaper bags either, you will inevitably forget something when switching from bag to bag. Two is good enough (black/brown) and a giant purse or messenger bag works just as good as a real diaper bag as long as you have a separate changing pad and place where a bottle won't spill.
    Just remember that baby's are really expensive, and you don't need everything that is recommended or given to you. Not to mention they add about 40 tons to our landfills each in there first year. If something seems stranger or unnecessary you probably won't need it.
    Lastly, motherhood is trial and error, everyday is different, but beautiful and inspiring. If you need any help or more questions answered feel free to call or write. Jenny

  2. I loved my Moby Wrap. It saved my life when I had my third son. I was able to take care of everything and everyone when my little guy was tucked in there. Go to and view the video that shows you how to do it. I'll admit that I was a bit intimidated when I first pulled it out of the bag. It took me about three times putting it on in front of the mirror before I had a good feeling about what I was doing. After that though, I could put it on with my eyes closed. I used a Bjorn with my second son and found that after a couple of hours it hurt my back. This was not the case with my Moby. Give it a try. You'll probably love it.

    Good Luck!