Thank you all for the kind words you left on my post from Wednesday! I’m about four months along, and Frugal Baby is due in early April. We’re all very excited, and I’m looking forward to sharing our frugal adventures as a family of four. So far, we have only purchased a car seat. We will also buy a new organic crib mattress at some point, as we’re planning to have our son continue to sleep on his for quite some time. Other than that, there is really nothing at all that we need. Most of our newborn clothes are very gender neutral, although if we have a girl we’ll be on the lookout for some used clothing in larger sizes. I’ve checked on Craigslist a few times and found huge lots of baby girl clothes for about 50 cents per item, so I have no doubt that we’ll be able to get everything we need very easily. If we have another boy, we won’t need any clothes at all, as we have tons that our son has outgrown. Some of his larger stuff is gender neutral too, like jeans and plain colored shirts that would work for a boy or a girl. Almost all of the diapers that we’ve made over the last couple years are still going strong, so I doubt that we’ll need to make any more. Now all we have to do is wait another five-ish months to meet our new little one!
There were 43 entries for the e-book giveaway that I posted last week, and I used random.org to pick a winner: Cradled on the Waves, your e-book should be coming soon, directly from the author, Laura Cowan. Congratulations!
I’m currently reading another great book about eco-friendly, frugal ways to raise a baby, written by the authors of Green Baby Guide. When I finish it, I’ll be offering it as a giveaway too, so stay tuned. And I hope you all have a great weekend!