2nd Pregnancy Wishlist Items

My husband and I have slowly been converting our guest room into the baby’s room as my son has transitioned to a “big boy” room. As we have been swapping furniture and making a list of needed items, I began thinking of what we are actually wanting with this second baby. We are so blessed to be able to use almost everything from my first pregnancy and son. I thought I would share things I am adding to our baby list this time around and note things that we already have and will be using/love!

Second Baby Wishlist/Items

  • Hands Free Pump (if insurance covers)
  • Hakka
  • Bassinet Pads/Sheets (Halo bassinet given by friend)
  • Burp Cloths
  • Milk Bags/Sanitization Bags
  • Diapers/Wipes
  • Crib Sheets
  • Sound Machine
  • Infant Meds
  • Car Seat Protector
  • Hatch
  • Portable Bassinet (used Rock N Play first baby)
  • Rocking Chair (ours had a good run)
  • Clothes (if girl)
  • Toy Organizer

Baby Items We Will Use & Have

  • Crib
  • Pack N Play/Sheets
  • Car Seat
  • Stroller
  • Monitor
  • Pump/Bottles/ Parts
  • Nursing clothing
  • Changing Pad
  • Bath Tub
  • Swing
  • High Chair/ Bumbo
  • Sleep Sacks
  • Clothes
  • Towels
  • Books/ Toys
  • Activity Center
  • Door Jumper
  • Ergo Carrier
  • Blankets

What are things you loved with your second baby? We are trying to keep things as simple as possible, which I am all about! We have kept everything labeled in tubs so things have been easy to access and find! My brother and sister in law also had a baby (ours will be exactly a year apart) so if there is anything I want to borrow, I have them as a resource which is awesome.

Baby Products We Used & Loved

Breastfeeding Lessons

Blessings,

Jac

Friendship Lessons

My best friend recently visited us which was such a nice change of pace. This was the second time she has flown in to see us, which I am so grateful for (especially during these times)! When she left I began thinking of things I have learned throughout our thirteen year friendship. I am so thankful to have her and many other relationships that have evolved and stayed steadfast over the years and seasons. I thought I would share some thoughts today!

1. Support One Another In Everything

The older I get the more I realize how amazing it is to know you have support from those you are close with. Even if you don’t see eye to eye on, you can still express support with whatever the other person is going through. It is nice knowing you have someone who is consistently there for you and will be there no matter what.

2. Be The Cheerleader

There is nothing like having people who cheer you on and celebrate you. Surrounding yourself with people who continuously bring light and joy will in turn bring those same things out of you. Be happy for others, encourage them to reach their goals, and celebrate any success along the way! We rise by lifting others up.

3.Give Grace

The longer you are friends with someone, the more seasons you will go through with one another. There is no “right way” to navigate something new or any type of change. Be there throughout, give grace while you learn, and continue to be a root in each other’s lives.

4.Be Comfortable In The Silence

Sometimes just being there is exactly what someone needs. They aren’t looking for perspective, opinions, or advice. They simply just want you there.

5.Pray For One Another

Ask how you can pray for your friends and what is heavy on their hearts. Lift up their needs and concerns and continue to be steadfast in prayer.

What are some things you have learned in your friendships? I would love to know!

Blessings,

Jac

Women’s Gift Guide 2020: Part 2

I recently shared some of my favorite gifts for women here : Women’s Gift Guide 2020: Part 1. Today I wanted to share five more ideas. I am definitely an early shopper and like getting my list taken care of as soon as possible! I would love to know your favorite gifts or go tos!

6.Water Bottle

I am a huge water drinker and always appreciate a nice water bottle. We love our Hydro Flasks but have also been enjoying Super Sparrow because they fit in the cup holder. I also added another 40 ounce cup with a handle to drink around the house for my list this year (tumbler). If you have someone who isn’t a big water drinker you could also do a coffee tumbler or thermal cup for around the house.

7.Jewlery

This is dependent on the person you are gifting for, but it is always nice receiving more jewelry pieces that are your style! You could do something more sentimental with child initials, birthstones, or special dates if you want to purchase a nicer piece. My favorite necklace is a simple diamond C for my son! You could also do more trendy pieces if the person enjoys wearing things like that. It really is tailored to the individual, which is great!

8.Travel Bag

If you have someone who loves to travel, purchasing a nice suitcase, carry on, backpack or accessory may be a good gift. Once again you can tailor it to the individual person and spend within your price range which is nice! You could also buy a bag specific to their “season” or interest (gym, school, etc). For example, I asked for a really nice diaper bag this year, which is not something I would go purchase for myself!

9.House Shoes

I don’t know about you, but I love a good pair of slippers! I currently have Uggs and love them, however I know there are so many great brands out there! You could pair house shoes with a nice throw blanket, robe, or PJs!

10.Subscription

There are so many neat subscription services that can be gifted in a certain month allotment. Anything from makeup, to cooking, to coffee, to wine. There is honestly something for everyone. Subscriptions are always fun because a lot of people won’t purchase them for themselves, but have fun trying new things! I recently purchased Bean Box thanks to my friend Nicole!

I will be sharing stocking stuffers for me, my husband, and toddler next for more gift ideas on my YouTube!

Blessings,

Jac

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