Babyrama this weekend. Amy (due to deliver nowish) and I were evidently feeling very ambitious and well rested when we made our plans for Saturday. Our agenda included maps to several locations in Portland and a few more stops on the way home. We forgot to budget in the fact that we are both hella pregnant and would probably need something more sustainable to eat than the sample cupcakes at the Mom Show. Thank God for the delicious Beaverton Bakery cookies from the NW Kids booth. We managed to avoid any noteworthy meltdowns and rewarded ourselves with lunch/dinner at Red Robin, extra bottomless fries, thank you.
We left home at 8 to be among the first in line to the Mom Shop put on by Portland Mama's Inc. A little overzealous, we beat the rest of Portland by about 42 minutes. We could've gone to Farmer's Market, just feet away, but we determined it was too far of a walk and instead opted to wait on the floor. Forgetting that what goes up must come down. That was a fun spectacle. For others. The reason we wanted to be so early was to get one of the goodie bags. The contents of the bags were the only disappointment of the day. It was mostly just coupons. The event itself was cool. Meeting local, creative women and checking out all the stuff was fun. One highlight, even though I glared at Amy a couple times throughout, was the Baby Boot Camp workshop which I so was not planning to go to. It was "hands on" so I was surprised to find myself in the plank position on the ground at this expo. But it did give me some good ideas for stuff to do at home when baby comes. There were an exceptional number of really thin, super well dressed women there. This really made me feel rad lumbering around in my overalls. And is possibly the reason I willingly walked over to the Baby Boot Camp booth.
Then it was off to BabyWorks with a quick side stop at Saint Cupcake. Delicious. And the tables outside with the pink cupcake fringed umbrellas will make your heart smile.
BabyWorks was all I'd hoped it be. I'd discovered it online when I was first trying to decide between cloth vs. disposable diapers. I've been super impressed with the customer service and couldn't wait to check out the shop. The woman helping us, Adina, was awesome and so, so patient with our questions. So, so patient. There was a lot to choose from. I'd done my homework and poured through the catalog several times so I thought I was more prepared but once I walked in the doors it was like. Oh. Shit. There are a lot of ways to deal with baby poop. How on earth will I pick the right one? I made a little sampler set to see what works best. And, honestly, I leaned on the cute factor on a couple of my selections like the Dr. Seuss diaper cover. I am already going to need another lesson. Or maybe some sort of a seminar. I unsnapped them to wash them and can't remember how to put them back together.
I had my 4 fitted diapers, 19 prefolded diapers, and a set of 5 covers on the counter. I was wondering if I was overdoing it. Adina gently told me that amount would probably get me through the day, but I'd need to do laundry every day. The day!?! He's going to go through this many in one day? Am I going to do anything besides feeding and changing him? Okay, so that was a mini-meltdown. But looking at all the adorable baby things perked me right up. I did refrain from buying them, so far, but I ask you, how cute are these?