As I prepare for baby #2 to come along I am continually amazed at how differently I am preparing. The first time around all I could do for the entire 9 months was watch baby shows on Discovery, plan the nursery decor, create and edit my registry (on a daily basis!), and read every baby magazine I could get my hands on. I was obsessed with anything and everything baby.

 

Now that we know we are having another boy there really isn’t a ton of stuff we need for baby #2. But after 2 years of mothering there are a few items I missed registering for the first time that I wished I had. For instance I would LOVE to get a video monitor. How many times have I peeped my head into Little Man’s room to ensure he wasn’t climbing out of bed to have him almost asleep but start crying for me the moment he sees my face. UGG! Now that we plan to have the boys share a room having video surveillance is going to be a MUST!

The Motorola Digital Video Baby Monitor With 3.5-Inch Color LCD Screen – one I have been eyeing for the new baby

 

Another item I already have but am certain will need more of, Aden & Anais Muslin Swaddle blankets. I have used that 4 pack I received for Little Man every single day since we brought him home from the hospital. From swaddling to his cuddle blankie they have stood the test of time and Little Man can not go to sleep without one. I have a feeling his little brother will be the same way.

 

aden + anais Classic Muslin Swaddles in B Jeweled – Definitely picking myself up a box of these! Don’t you love the bold colors?

Then of course the BIG ticket item we need to consider, the dreaded double stroller. This is one of those things I know I need but am scared to death of making the wrong choice. It’s a pricey decision and something we will have to live with for quite a while. There are a good number to choose from but finding the right one for your family feels a tad overwhelming. This is where I look to my mom friends for advice!

So what did you decide to purchase for baby #2, 3 or 4? Anything you wished you had registered for the first time?

 

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Kate Wilkinson is a wife to an amazing man who loves to cook (yes she knows she’s lucky!) and is blessed to be a stay at home mom to her two very active boys, Little Man and Punkin. Come join her adventure to maintain sanity while she juggles a VERY energetic toddler, housework that never seems to end, and the occasional date night that isn’t thwarted by falling asleep in the movie theatre. When mommy brain allows Kate blogs at RetroModernMom.com about family, faith and the funny things in between. It may be hard living in LA but she’s a modern mom doing it the old-fashioned way.

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