Stellar Baby: Pink Walls & Other Preparations

The nursery is underway!

nursery

This week I will be 23 weeks pregnant, and I’m starting to hear the ticking of the clock louder and louder. Logically I know we have plenty of time to prepare for baby’s arrival, but I’m a planner, so I don’t mind getting a headstart on a few things, such as painting the nursery — which my husband took care of last weekend!

We chose a purply-pink color called “Girl Talk” by Behr, and it came out just as I imagined. We have a few other things picked out, so I’ll be sure to share the progress along the way. We both love to decorate, so this is definitely the fun part!

I’m grateful for the nesting part of pregnancy because this week has been a little rough, sleepwise. Before I went on a work trip to Cleveland, I started tossing and turning a little more, trying to get comfortable when I sleep. I returned from my trip with an icky head cold and chest congestion, so I not only need to sleep on my side now, I also need to prop myself up a bit.

Thankfully, we bought this crazy pillow last weekend!

snoogle

At about $70, the Snoogle is the most expensive pillow I’ve ever bought — I definitely balked at the price. But it has already been totally worth it! The way it hugs my back, or I can hug it to my chest, makes me feel cozier, and having it fit between my legs and also under my head, it helps my hips and legs feel better as I sleep. I highly recommend it — whether you’re pregnant or not!

I’ve been thinking about a few other things we need to do to get ready for the baby’s arrival, and I know we can get her clothes washed and organized with other items in her closet. So of course I turned to Pinterest and other moms I know to ask about laundry detergent and other tips. A few moms highly recommended the laundry detergent and dryer sheets from Honest Co.

The laundry packs are supposed to be safe for babies, nontoxic without chemical residues, chlorine or fragrances. According to the company’s website, they are: “made without: SLS, fragrances, dyes, glycols, phosphates, 1,4-dioxane, chlorine, DEA, formaldehyde, caustics, or optical brighteners.” At $17 for 50 packs, it seems like a good deal!

honest laundry

And the Honest Co. dryer clothes are “baby and allergy safe, hypoallergenic, pH neutral and made without animal by-products. They can also be used twice each, so 64 loads for $9, I’m in!

honest dryer

If you’re a mother or you choose to use all-natural products, what other household products do you suggest?

In the meantime, I’ll be looking forward to using cute bins like these, and closet labels like these, to organize our sweet girl’s clothing!

koala baby elephant

koala baby closet

Disclaimer: I have received no compensation or free products to mention any of the companies in this post.

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