First Comes Baby Shower, Then Comes Baby?

The baby shower is over and oh my goodness was it absolutely perfect. My family went over and above to plan a special celebration for my husband and I (and baby S)  and did they ever bring it! The best part was, it was a complete surprise! They planned it all and I didn’t have to lift a finger! THANKFUL is an understatement.

The day was absolutely perfect. We were able to spend it with our family and closest friends and they showered us with so many gifts to prepare us for baby. SO. MANY. GIFTS. I didn’t realize it at the time but as soon as we unloaded the 3+ cars of goods it began to sink in. Wait, where are we going to put all this stuff?! Has anyone else been slightly overwhelmed at the fact that babies are a lot of added “household baggage” I guess you can say? Where do I put everything away at? Is there a right or a wrong space for onsies? Did we get everything we really need for her arrival? Are we sure we need 3 swings scattered all over the house?

As a first timer over here I am trying to take things day by day and get things slowly but surely cleaned up and organized to make room for all of our new supplies for baby. But, am I sure I got this covered? Thank goodness for my bff’s, I have been texting them daily asking questions and advice. Plus after the shower they & my tribe of family helped me sift through things and pick out doubles, unnecessary items and things we should return for different sizing. They already went through it so I look at them as the professionals.

But the days that I’m here alone trying to do little by little to organize, I hope that I’m doing it right. In saying that, is there really a right way to put things away? How did you know as a first time momma what you should be doing? Is there a rulebook I don’t know about? Asking for advice and some recommendations as we creep closer and closer to the baby’s due date! Help a slightly frazzled, somewhat organized new momma out.

Thank you in advance.



By | 2018-01-10T17:09:14+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Mamas Corner|6 Comments


  1. Mandy Vogt September 21, 2017 at 1:07 am - Reply

    I recommend not taking tags off or anything out of the box until you know you’re going to use it. I thought I’d use a bunch of things and ended up not needing them so I returned them for things I did need.
    I was pretty simple when it came to “stuff”. You don’t need as much as you think you do. You have to look at your lifestyle and use what will make life easiest for you.

    • Erin Saba September 21, 2017 at 8:58 pm - Reply

      YES!! I was planning on this just because everyone says how you don’t get them in cute outfits all the time and they grow so fast that they may not get to wear certain things. PLUS, you don’t know what size they will be when they come out! LOL

  2. Mary September 21, 2017 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Babies don’t come with a rule /order book. It’s time for mommy to create her room her closet her dresser . Where you want things to be will happen once she arrives. Going with the flow is the best way to discribe it. Stella will take the lead role and you and your husband will figure it out. 👶👶❤️❤️

    • Erin Saba September 21, 2017 at 8:57 pm - Reply

      Making room in my closet’s was the hardest part!! LOL getting rid of stuff I’ve been holding onto. Especially clothes, I don’t know why it’s tough for me! But i’m working through it!

  3. Cortney September 21, 2017 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Go with the flow. Make things easy to get access to. You will be tired and busy so I always kept my
    Pack and play(with changing table) in my living room. I used it a ton. Yes it didn’t go with anything but it was only for the first 6 months till we got into our routine.
    Remember that these stages of all this stuff goes by fast. And honestly when you bring her home you will end up re-arranging it to suit your needs.

    • Erin Saba September 21, 2017 at 8:56 pm - Reply

      I love it. Yeah, as of right now we have our pack & play in the living room and I have a feeling it will stay there for a while!! 🙂 XO

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