So really being off track has been quite boring for me! I cut back on my hours at work because standing all day long on my feet smelling taco meat is not my favorite thing to do.
Really it's been a really quiet Spring. Ben's in school and keeping BUTT! And he's working super hard at his new job. He can proudly say that he no longer works at Wal-Mart and has a cool new job at this company called Freedom. It's a third party sales company that provides internet, cable, and phone services. He's done some sales (which is a plus because you get commission) but he works a lot in the office billing customers and following up with services. He really enjoys it and has a great group of co-workers. It's a really small business and they only have 4 office workers and like 20 sales employees. Funny thing is that all the guys who work in the office (including the owner) there wives are all pregnant. I bet work sometimes seems like a relief! :)
Other then work I've just had BABY on the mind. All the time! I have convinced myself that we are going to have a girl but we can't find out until the first week of August. Feels so far away! We have a few neutral onesies, and then I have bought a few girly clothes too (nothing so far for a boy). The closer we get to finding out the more excited we get! A girl would be adorable and so fun to dress and I only have sisters, and pretty much have only babysat girls lol so I think I would feel a little bit more prepared if we may a girl. BUT A BOY! Oh he would be so MUCH FUN! I can only imagine a little Ben and that just makes me crack up. Little boys love there moms and it would be so fun! Either way we are excited for either one!
I got to thinking the other night that we should probably start buying the essential baby items slowly now before we are far into the pregnancy. Today I went onto Amazon Mom and we got some diapers, bulk baby wipes, bulk baby cream, a first year book, and bulk nursing cream. The nice thing about Amazon Mom is you actually save money! They have free 2 day shipping which is pretty nice, after I did the math we saved a little over $20. So you have to research some items to see if you will actually save money.
So I spent almost 2 hours today all on different websites researching what exactly a newborn needs and the little things that you don't realize it until you bring the baby home, and what some people said that they couldn't live without. I made a huge wish list on Amazon and slowly every two weeks we are going to get stuff. That way we are paying as we go and not just dropping a huge amount of money at once. It's a little easier on our bank account and allows us to budget better for the expenses.
This is what we are going to be getting in 2 weeks. I'm so excited!! Isn't it adorable! It has awesome reviews and was recommend by Fit Pregnancy and American Baby and one of the best swings of the year. Even better, right now Amazon is selling for $80 less then retail. It has an electric swings that can swing head to toe or side to side. Two sound effects and 14 songs, 6 different soothing lullabies and 8 musical tracks. The swing is one of the items that everybody has told is worth a little extra $