Good thing I got some great deals on gently used maternity wear from eBay and last weekend at the Just Between Friends event. I picked up two pairs of jeans. a pair of black slacks for work and 3 work tops for $65! Once the weather cools off a bit I will definitely be sporting it all.
A red snowsuit from the Gap (can be used for a girl or a boy and a must-have for our chilly February and March weather here); a Boppy Pillow; a My Brest Friend Pillow; a bunch of sheets and swaddlers; a Lionheart Wipes Warmer (still in the box); baby bath towels; lap pads (waterproof); five sleepers; and about eight one-piece daytime outfits. All for about $150! So I am set when it comes to the baby's newborn layette. No clothing needed until 3-6 months and beyond!
While researching baby gear, it also dawned on me that I would like a collection of books for our children that include our favorites but that also include some stories with characters/families that look like us (interracial). Sadly, there's not a ton out there! But I did find this:
Black, White, Just Right! by Marguerite W. Davol
I added it to our registry, along with some other books that I like. I want our kids to love books and reading and we plan to ready to them every night as part of their bedtime routine. We'll utilize the library too, but I would like a small collection of books that we own at home.