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kid bed

Vintage kid bed via the style files.

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kid bike caddie

Kid carrier to attach to your bike by Leggero. (Via swissmiss.)

upcycled wool dinssaur

Stuffed dinosaur made from an old sweater. By NobleUpcycling and via Inhabitots.

cloud cookies

These cookies are part meringue and part macaroon. And they look heavenly to me. I saw them on the Oh Joy! site; you can order them at Dean & Deluca.

P and I went to our first childbirth class last night. The topic was Comfort Measures. (If you’re pregnant and you live in the Twin Cities area, the Childbirth Collective is a great resource.) One thing they recommended in class was planning what you are going to eat after giving birth, as you often go a long time without really getting to eat before then. I seriously might want these cookies to be part of that meal for me.

While on the topic of sweets, I’ll mention that I definitely have gestational diabetes. I’m feeling a lot better about it than I was when I wrote that initial post. My first response upon hearing the probable diagnosis was to embrace the fact that this was something that I have some degree of control over. While I am lucky that this is a complication that I can take action to improve, I think I embraced this thought to the point of blaming myself. And that’s not fair! Or nice. Now I’m monitoring my blood sugar levels four times a day and taking a urine test every morning. A big change for me is having to eat consistently throughout the day – lots of small snacks and small meals. It’s a lot of work, preparing all those diabetic-appropriate meals and doing all the monitoring. If I can keep my blood sugar levels down, though, everything should be fine with peppadew and me. And that’s good.

animal print onesies by salvor

Onesies by Salvor. (Via Inhabitots.)

baby leggings by thief & bandit

Baby leggings by Thief & Bandit. (Via Inhabitots.)

When P’s parents were here recently, they brought with them a workbook of P’s from second grade. It was fun to read. One section asked students to list the nicest, most athletic, cutest, etc. kids in the class. (I sincerely hope that kids today are not asked to do such ranking exercises.) For smartest, you could see that P had initially put his own name in the blank. But his name was crossed out with the teacher’s pen! And P had dutifully written in some other kid’s name next to it. HAAAAAAA!

fancy baby dress

Baby dress by broodbaby and via Inhabitots. Affordable? No! Practical? No! Adorable? Yes!

rainbow headboard

Rainbow headboard. Sadly, I’m not sure who created it. (Via swissmiss.)

P’s parents and my mom threw us a baby shower last weekend. I was dreading it – having a party where you ask guests to bring you presents is uncomfortable. But I think it turned out to be fun, not just for us, but for our guests as well. And we got some lovely and needed items. It’s strange to suddenly need so much stuff. P and I normally buy very few things. Suddenly, we have huge lists of things that we want/need. It’s a litte overwhelming, but I must admit that I’m enjoying finding and accumulating some awesome stuff for this little grub.

house crib

And look at this one by Dave Keune! This little house includes a crib, changing station, and dresser. A drawback is that neither of the long ends can be against a wall, so it’s a bit harder to fit into small spaces like ours. But isn’t it cute?! Like the previous crib, this one is via Inhabitots. I think P found both. Ok, no more baby stuff today.

modern crib

Crib/toddler bed by ubahub. It might just be too modern for my taste, but it certainly is beautiful. And it’s made from environmentally-friendly ingredients. (Via Inhabitots.)

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