We had a great weekend full of Strawberry Festival fun, family time, dinners outside, and a little pampering.
To say that I am incredibly excited about this next item is an understatement. I guess this is considered my first official purchase for Baby #2, although it's arriving today (my Mother's Day present) and I'm going to start using it immediately :) haha.
For that last 2+ years I've been using my Built Go-Go Diaper Tote [I purchased the Mini Dot pattern] and have been more than happy with it. I love the size, pockets, material, design, everything of this bag. However, after two years of hard use it's finally showing some wear (mostly just that the outer bottle pockets have a few holes in the seams and there are a handful too many crumbs inside that will just not come out no matter how much scrubbing of the corners).
It was time for a new bag that would be baby & toddler friendly, and I'm loving the idea of a backpack design option. After doing a lot of research and considering several options, I found the bag that seems to have everything I could want:
I purchased that first pattern, "The Duchess" which is a black & white dot with gold hardware. Apparently I can't seem to get away from that pattern. I love that it is neutral and sophisticated but fun and Jake wouldn't mind carrying it.
Here's why I love the design:
--Definitely big enough for baby & toddler items
--Backpack straps, top handle, and messenger bag strap options (very versatile!)
--tons of pockets inside and outside
--The side Bottle Pockets are insulated material
--Structured bottom with metal feet
Here's the other thing I love about this bag--It keeps going on sale! It sells from Ju-Ju-Be online for $180, and I found it $30 for $150 when I bought it last week. When I pulled it up to link to this post, I saw that it's on sale even deeper today for $130!
In other news...In 3 days I get to hear baby's heartbeat again and in 5 days we should know if our second child is a son or a daughter!