We went out trick or treating with an Under the Sea theme.
Mama with a fish head, Buttercup as an octopus, V as the cutest sea turtle you have ever seen, and Babystar as a LOBSTER!
Her costume was a $4.99 dog costume attached to the Beco baby carrier. We detached the hood so she could forward face. Baby has lots of newborn hats that she has grown out of, so we hot glued the lobster head hood to an old hat to get it to stay on her head.
RAISING BABYSTAR: $4,578.37
Have you heard of MommyCon? It’s billed as a natural parenting conference and it mostly is just that. (Partly it’s an anxious person’s nightmare, but that is really just my personal issues.) We went today and I’m glad we did. I actually went yesterday and today, but whatever. If you did go, what did you think?
There was a lot to like, and a little to dislike, and there was definitely lots and lots of stuff. Free* stuff! The gift bag included really cool things like chew beads and bottles and sippy cups and nursing pads and toddler snacks and probiotic vitamins. And also some useless (to me) things like nipple shields and odd samples and random coupons and ugly maternity workout shirt. I also received a free** Beco Soleil baby carrier as part of the VIP ticket.
We also bought some cool things from vendors while there.
Two tickets (actually three but we gave one away) + one VIP ticket $175
3 silicon teethers $15 (one each for Babystar, niece V, and nephew X)
BumGenius Alicia Elemental diaper (bought black market from another mom) $35
Blueberry Feathers Organic Simplex diaper $34.95
Smart Bottoms Jax & Jill diaper and two wet bags $80
Another wet bag with cute deer $29
Jammy Jams music $10
Bamboo sleep sack $24.95
Beco Gemini Twilight carrier $117
RAISING THIS BABY: $3.947.00
(Ooh look, an even dollar amount!)
*Not really free because I had to buy the ticket.
**Also not free because the VIP ticket was $100.
I think I am spending too much money at Buy Buy Baby, but I should not be surprised. It’s right there in the name.
Today I went to find a baby carrier. Monday is the twelve hour college orientation day and baby seems to hate the K’tan. I think she is getting too hot.
I did tons of research last night and decided on the Boba 4G, but it turns out that Buy Buy Baby has tons of carriers on their website and hardly any in the store. Luckily, someone had returned a Beco Gemini to the store so I bought that one. Basic black, $150 but I had a 20% off coupon. So far I LOVE it.
I also bought some other things.
HALO Swaddle sleep sack $21.99
Fisher Price Bouncer (clearance floor model) $25
More Dreft laundry detergent $19.99
Two more fluffy blankets $30.98
More of her favorite pacis (those things disappear!) $17.97
Total with tax: $263.85
RAISING THIS BABY: $3,077.67