Monday, November 22, 2010

Getting Ready for B a b y (shopping is the easiest part)




{little fashion gallery}




{zara kids}



{little fashion gallery} {zuzi shuziis} {kina}{sweet william}



{nui organics}



{baby gap}



{baobab} {little fashion gallery}



{anthropologie}


I wish everything about becoming a parent was as easy as putting together beautiful shopping lists for your little one.

We spent the day at almost a dozen stores, looking for an old antique dresser I can paint and turn into a changing table. So many wonderful treasures to look through - I could live in antique stores. Michael found a little something and said "I want to buy this for baby."
My heart is melting every day when he rubs my belly, and talks about his baby.

Next weekend we will announce what we are having, and I will show you a picture of Michael's sweet little gift.



Hello, baby. I picked out some cute things for you.

45 comments:

Shutterbug Mama said...

beautiful post. I am honored you are sharing your journey with us.

www.shutterbugmama2010.blogspot.com

Ashley J. said...

I've been following your blog for a long time, and it's wierd but I feel like you're a very good friend.. and you don't even know me :D

I know it doesn't really matter to you guys, but I can't wait to find out what you're having!
We have the first boy out of 6 grand children, one of them already our own. So gender-time is a very exciting for our family.

Good luck sweetie!

Ashley said...

You totally just said "his" gift-is that a give away??

p.s. those outfits are pretty much nicer than anything I've got in my closet.

Aura said...

No giveaway, I'm too sneaky for a slip. We don't even call the baby him/her. It's still just baby!

"His" refers to Michael.


Ashley J- It seems like you broke the girl cycle, then :) When my sister found out what she was having Summer of 2009, we were beside ourselves waiting to know. My parents and Michael and I were camping in the Rocky Mountains, and we lost reception on our phones right around the time that she was getting out of her ultrasound! It was a terribly long wait. We had to drive about 30 minutes into a town to call her.

jociegal said...

So sweet. Such cute outfits. Such a beautiful time in your life.

Annie Kennedy said...

Oh my I am swooning and clucking and getting terribly baby happy! Oh the clothes! The toys! Can you hear me squealing over every photo!?! Can't WAIT for your baby to come! :) :) :)

Hollie said...

haha I thought you were referring to the baby's sweet little gift, too!

Kathleen said...

i LIVE for ultra sound profiles! When Violet was a few months old I stumbled across them and couldn't believe how much the profile was HER. Her lips, her nose, the way she curled her hand over her forehead, everything. i cried. But I also cried at everything at point in my life. The I love lucy episode when she told ricky she was having a baby, pampers commercials, when i burnt my grilled cheese sandwich...
aura, i cant read your blog anymore. I want another baby.ah!!

Notes from Holly St. said...

love all of these sweet little things...can't wait to hear what you're having!

lbandlav said...

Lot of shopping and cute wardrobe :)

Kristina Fournier said...

AURA! You're killing me with all of this cute!! Also, I am beside myself with exciting for you all to announce the sex of the little one. And I have to hand it to you... you are WAY better at keeping these things secrets than I was, ha.

I totally envision you as the type destined to be forever boy-trapped (Husband, Hunter, and all son(s)) - and at the same time I can also see it being a sweet little girl just as your grandpa does. Can you imagine your messy, dark mane and Michael's crystal blue eyes meshed into one lethally adorable little one?! I couldn't handle it. :)

Sini said...

Oh, I adore these outfits and toys. So cute. I need to tell too, that I can't wait to hear which one it is - even it doesnt matter :) I want those tiny shoes, my heart is melting! I wish I could send you and the family something sweet from France (if you would have p.o. box).

accidentally, kle said...

oooh very excited for your next post now! :D have fun telling your family!

brinabird said...

Shopping for baby is easy until you have to choose a pram! Well that is the stage we are at anyway and we are overwhelmed with choice. Everyone has a different idea of which is best and suddenly you have to define your lifestyle. That is if it's the same in the US as here in the UK.

I found out we are a having a boy but it was much more of a huge relief to find out that he was healthy and growing big and strong. Isn't the difference in size between 12 weeks and now amazing!

By the way really enjoy reading your blog and love your pics!

Kara said...

such a fun post -- i don't have any kids yet, but i love looking through baby clothes, especially shoes :)

Jessica Engel said...

I know you don't know me :) but I follow your blog and love reading along on your adventures. Having a baby is going to be your biggest yet and I'm so happy for you! I have the most beautiful and precious (almost) 10 month old baby boy and I remember that moment when we found out if we were having a boy or a girl... so magical!

-Jessica

Monica said...

All of those are adorable! Can't wait to hear what you're having. Although, really all that matters is hearing "healthy, well-loved baby" :]

Steph said...

I am so excited for you Aura! I can't wait to find out what you are having! You have such great taste, I love all the baby goodies you've come across. What fun! Happy Thanksgiving!

Breezy said...

SO cute and sweet. I love all of yoru outfits and stuffed animals. You guys are going to be such great parents!

tippytoe foxtrot said...

Oh man. I wish those little gray knit pantaloon overall things weren't so expensive.

Parenting is hard. The good news is, loving your child is even easier than shopping for them.

Lis. said...

I just love when you post. Warms my heart. Blessings on that little bundle! (and man, what a fashionista (fashionistO? ha!) baby will be!)

Christine Chitnis said...

I came over after seeing your comment on my blog, and I am so glad I did!

I am so excited for you...this is such a fun part of the journey. Putting together a nursery full of carefully picked items was one of the best parts of my pregnancy. I felt like I was decorating with true love.

If you think your heart is melting now...just wait until you see your husband holding your baby, cooing and snuggling with him/her. Your heart will melt like it never has before!

Croatian_Latina said...

I love the selections at Zara. they have such cute outfits for babies. look at the babies hands. darling.

Kristen said...

Wow, Zara Kids is Ah-Maze-Zing! So excited for y'all.

angelarenai said...

Those clothes are PRECIOUS. This will be the best dressed kid ever!

Until they just rip all their clothes off and decide they want to be naked all the time. ;) Ha!

I am so happy for you and can't wait to find out the gender. (i bet its a girl)

Rachel said...

ahhhhh the wait is killing me!!!! :)

Barbara said...

tears of joy for you Aura. Enjoy every second of this experience.

Peace!

Shawntae said...

Ahh how exciting!! All those things made me freak out I kept going ahh cooot cooot coot.

Someone recomended your blog to me and i'm so glad I stopped by!!

I can't wait to read more about your cute little growing family!!

xoxo

alittlekingandiblog.com

Brush Fire Fairytails said...

such adorable stuff!! cant wait to find out if your having a boy or girl :D

Sini said...

Aura, I gave you an award on my blog :) I hope you can give it to 5 bloggers you find inspiring too!

Casa e Cose said...

You have found some great things there! This will be one stylish baby :)

Melissa Blake said...

Awwww, I thought those outfits were my fave, and then I saw the sonogram photo!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I have to admit I have such a soft spot for baby shoes and your choices hit that button dead on. ADORABLE! The little one is getting so big! I can't wait to see what Michael picked out!

Sara said...

Oh...I need one of everything you posted here! I am only 13 weeks, and trying to hold off at least a little while before I go too crazy :) Congratulations on this little miracle. I hope you are feeling well! beautiful blog, btw :)
Found you on She Breathes Deeply...

Jessica said...

Yay! This is so exciting! The clothes are so precious for either a boy or a girl! I'm sure we will all be patiently (or not so patiently lol) awaiting your announcement if your little one is team blue or team pink ;).

Lots of love to you and precious family!
and Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you for being such an inspiration Aura! My soul just smiles every time I come to your blog! :D

Julie-Inspired Shares said...

Ahhh...your little one is going to be so hip:) I absolutely can't wait to hear what you're having. I'm making a guess and say you're having a girl! I bet you're feeling like you have SO much to be thankful for this year!
p.s. thanks for the sweet birthday comment, I had a beautiful day.
Julie

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Shopping for babies is soooo fun. I love what you have picked out. Cant wait to find out what you are having!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jenna said...

I'm going to trust your grandfather's intuition and say that it's a lovely little girl. :)

Lady Jennie said...

We're all going to be dying from the cuteness when the little prince(ess) arrives. By the way, I think you'll find when the baby is born that he/she looks exactly like the sonogram.

Natalia said...

Adorable! You should check out soul-flower.com for more cute baby things. :) I've gotten my niece and nephew some adorable things from there.

teh bobbi said...

This whole entry I was hoping at the end you would say it was a a boy or a girl!!! I am very much looking forward to next weekend to find out!

Anna said...

Congratulations on everything Aura. I also wanted to wish you a late Happy Birthday:)

Angie said...

When I look at this picture of your baby girl I am drawn to the darker area above and see a cute cuddly bear hanging with her. Just me?? :) (I have a big imagination haha)

Your blog is so beautiful!

Rachel O. said...

I adore your blog! I always feel a little more at peace after reading your posts.

We have no children (yet!)... my husband just looked over at the ultrasound picture and said, "Cool picture of a wolf!" :) He saw the darkest part as a wolf howling at the moon. I pointed out the face, hands, etc. and he said, "Oh! It's a baby? Cool." :) He's adorable.

Michelle said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm so happy for you guys. :)

Michelle
http://michelleenders.blogspot.com