Now that we've hit five weeks until baby, in addition to the name thing (which we're working on thanks to you all!), I'm also getting lots of nudges about nesting. It's true -- as organized as I am about so many things in life, we have done nothing in the nesting department. I figure there's plenty of time to sort it out, and perhaps I'll feel inspired following the baby shower my friend Heidi is throwing me this weekend. When Heidi offered to host the event, I asked for a secondhand/recycled shower since: a) I'm an eco-geek; and b) so many of my mom friends are done making babies and are eager to pass things along. However, I'm also planning to stop at Old Navy -- both to pick up any last minute needs for the baby, and also some spring things for Laurel. Read on to see some of my favorite picks, as well as to learn how to win a $100 gift certificate to Old Navy!
So, first, a disclosure. As mentioned above, I was already planning on hitting Old Navy for baby basics and things for Laurel post-shower, and then the lovely folks over at BabyCenter (I'm part of their blog network) asked if I wanted to peruse/shop and also offer a gift card to you lovely readers via their sponsorship. Pretty cool, no? So here we are. And it's particularly good timing since Old Navy is running a big baby and kids sale until February 17 and the cuteness abounds! Here are some of my favorite picks from the sale:
These solid bodysuit 3-packs were a staple for us with Laurel; they're the perfect layer under a hoodie. And I adore the cuteness of this contrast sleeve animal bodysuit and this polka dot kimono bodysuit (not sure why the latter is in the boy's section, but I'm glad I couldn't resist peeking there!).
I'm a big fan of soft pants for babies (and grownups too!). Denim for newborns admittedly never made sense to me from a snuggly factor, especially since I wore Laurel in a sling so much and plan on doing the same for her sister. I love these little ruffled leggings, and the yoga pants will be good too, since I'm planning on doing mom/baby yoga this go around.
I love one pieces for babies -- they're draft-free and so easy (except, of course, when you're dealing with a blowout). This piggy one-piece is great because it's footed (no need to worry about socks!) and has foldover cuffs to prevent scratching. I also love the boldness of this striped hooded one-piece.
And here are a few things I have my eye on for Laurel:
These color-blocked yoga pants have me wondering whether I could negotiate Laurel and her baby sister in a yoga practice. And in my opinion, you can never have enough cute and snuggly hoodies for kids. We're big on layering in our house.
Laurel loves dresses. This lightweight fluttery dress gives me hope that spring is around the corner. And while Laurel typically prefers Velcro or buckle shoes (faster on and off), I suspect these glitter sneakers would inspire her to tie laces.
So much good stuff, don't you think? Now, here's where you come in...
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
Congrats to winner Marla!
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Here's how to win a $100 gift certificate to Old Navy:
*One lucky winner (drawn randomly via Random.org) will receive a $100 gift certificate to Old Navy.