Nesting with Tarra… 37 weeks again

I finished the nursery today. First of all let me say how CRAZY it is how primal and instinctual I (and I assume most other women) am during pregnancy. Omg. I woke up today and out of the blue, the nursery HAD to be done. I was almost rabid waiting on the amazon packages. I couldn’t wait for Brian to hang the curtains – I had to do it myself. And the wall art. And everything else. It was like some outside force was controlling me.

Any who , i finally pulled the trigger and ordered the rest of the decor from amazon over the weekend and then went to hobby lobby today (who happened to be having a 50% off wall art sale 💃🏾).

Take a tour with me

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Nesting with Tarra – 37 weeks aka cloth diaper prep

I haven’t been nesting lately. Since my earlier escapades (17/18 weeks – Nesting with Tarra, 16 weeks in “Nesting with Tarra”, This week in “Nesting with Tarra”) I have slowed down. I didn’t feel like I had a lot of energy and I haven’t done anything.

Yesterday I had the urge to get the babies stuff together. So I washed my first load of laundry – her 0-3 month and newborn clothes.

And then I tackled the cloth diaper prep.

How did I do it?

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Cloth diaper stash

Who wants to take a peek inside my cloth diaper stash??

This is my first go round with cloth diapers. I wanted to cloth diaper when I was pregnant with LB, but with daycare being a factor and just my overall fear of being a first time mom – I decided not to. This time around I decided to go for it! I get to be home with this baby due to my coaching biz. Plus I believe in the benefits of cloth diapering. Which include:

  1. SAVINGS. The average family spends about $2400 on disposable diapers from birth to potty training. I personally have spent less than $100 on my cloth diaper stash (I’m crazy thrifty and have been gifted plenty).
  2. Theyre ADORABLE. I mean really. Look how cute they are.
  3. Cloth diapered babies tend to potty train sooner (they are more aware of when they are wet).
  4. Less chemicals. Disposable diapers even SMELL like chemicals to me. Unless you buy the more expensive organic brands, when brings me back to #1.

Idc that I have to wash poop or even touch it. I’m a mom. It’s gonna happen. So anyways – my stash!

I knew I wanted mostly AIO and pocket diapers. These do cost more but they’re also so cute and easier to put on. I was also told to get a bunch of different brands and see what I like once she’s here – so I did. I also built a newborn cloth diaper stash (mostly gifts). Some moms opt to use flats/prefolds (more old fashion style cloth diapers) or disposables until babies can fit into one sized diapers (typically around 8-9 lbs). Newborn diapers typically fit 5-12 lbs.

Enough blabbing. Here’s the goods!:

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Grovia Newborn Diapers

It’s been awhile since I took you through my cloth diaper stash for baby girl. This week I plan on giving a rundown on everything I have – but first I wanted to tell you about these ADORABLE Grovia newborn diapers that they gifted my baby girl. How cute are these?!

These adorable diapers are designed to fit babies 5-10 lbs. they have adjustable snaps to size down/up. Here is a comparison of them sized to different sizes.

It’s an all in on diaper so the soaker pad is sewn in. However unlike some newborn diapers, it’s only sewn on one end. I am guessing this will help it dry a lot faster.

It’s soakers are made of cotton and hemp and the soft interior is microfleece.

These are soooo cute and they look like they’ll fit baby girl perfectly from the time she is born for the first couple of months. Can’t wait to see her in them!

Want some? Check out Grovias diapers here!

16 weeks in “Nesting with Tarra”

My plans for laundry beautification were interrupted last week because it was fall break. No preschool so no alone time.

To watch this story instead of read – watch these snippets from my Instagram story (follow me @Tarra.Yvette)

Anywho – I decided to work on it over the weekend when Brian could entertain LB and I could have my sister help with paint.

First things first, I had to pick a paint color. Which was HARD. I wanted to go with a blue color but honestly we have so much blue in our house. And it’s a small space so I thought I could get a little wild and go with a purple tint.

I planned on painting a billion swatches before picking but I walked Into Lowe’s and this color called my name

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This week in “Nesting with Tarra”

My nesting instinct is already strong af and I’m only 14 weeks. Like, since week 12 I have reorganized/cleaned out my closet, cleaned out all of LBs toy boxes, painted furniture, redecorated our bedroom, got all new scentsy waxes and candles… I’m just on it.

I wanted to share the final bedroom transformation because I just love how it turned out. You guys saw the furniture transformation here – but I couldn’t stop there. Soooo I knew what I needed. That blank wall – had to go. I needed a large mirror and curtains. And some other wall decor. I went out to homegoods with my friend Jessica on Saturday and bought the items. Yal, the urge to finish the room was SO GREAT that I couldn’t stop myself from spending money on it lol. THEN it wasn’t enough to just buy it. Brian had friends in town and he was going to be out late.

So why did my pregnant behind hang the mirror and curtains and wall art at like 10 PM?

Jesus be a fence.

THEN I had to dig out our nice comforter set and wash it that night to put on the bed the next day.

However – everything turned out beautiful. Take a look:

Before:

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After (please note – I want and will add a bed skirt. Hubby hates them. He has won the battle not the war):

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Thank you for tuning into this week’s episode of Nesting with Tarra. Next week? The laundry room!