I had an ultrasound this week and Tom is about a week and a half or so ahead of schedule. He currently is weighing in at 3.5lbs which is larger than he should be. Go figure. Claire was 9lbs 1oz so I fear the same may be happening with this baby. I have gained about 14lbs so far and am hoping to go no further than 25lbs. Mainly to prevent the blood pressure issues I had with Claire (I gained 40lbs with her and didn't exercise), but also because I couldn't get those last 10lbs off from Claire and I don't need any extra weight added to that final number :).
With that said I decided I want a really nice or a couple diaper bags as my hands will be full! I only own one huge one that isn't so practical. The days of shoving everything into a big tote bag have to come to an end. I need one that I can either wear cross body or strap to the stroller so I don't have to lug around the extra weight. In my search for a diaper bag I was sure was going to be "ugly" I stumbled across some amazing brands that I am looking at like I am searching for a fabulous handbag.
Some of my favorites are as follows:
Cosmopolitan Carryall from Cake. What I love about this bag is that the changing pad and wipes case are stored in a separate compartment at the bottom of the bag. No need to dig around forever to gather my things. It also comes with a shoulder strap.
Blooming Begonia Organic Satchel by Petunia Pickle Bottom. First of all how chic is this woman. I love the colors on this bag and its half the price of the Cake bag. What is key about this bag is you can wear it as a backpack if you are just too overwhelmed. Nice right?
This bag is really cute. It's also very easy on the wallet. It's by JP Lizzy. What I like about the bag is that its big and comes with many compartments and a changing pad. Only thing is that it doesn't have a shoulder strap. You would have to invest a little extra to buy stroller clips.
This bag is also wallet friendly and cute. It comes with all the compartments and a changing pad but again lacks the should strap to wear cross body. This is by JP Lizzy as well.