Ready for baby? That's a big NO...

The more I think about what I need to do to prepare for this babe I just get overwhelmed. So I try not to think about it. I wonder how much longer I can keep using that logic? I mean, we don't need a whole lot because I have "been there, done that" in terms of the whole parenting thing, but there are some things I need to do. I went through Char's old baby clothes last week and it seems I sold more of her stuff than I thought I did! We sold a lot of her stuff because we didn't know we were going to have another baby this soon and we just didn't have the storage space! Oh well.

I am 25 weeks as of today. I have a few months to get everything in order. Phew. There are a few books I'd like to look over before she gets here (breastfeeding books and baby sleep books and maybe a labor book or two). A few onesies need to be purchased. We need a carseat. I'd like to get a swing and a bouncy seat... Maybe a few more soft (pink!!) blankets... Some breast pump parts... Maybe a couple bottles (I'd like to try the Tommee Tippee kind! On a funny note, they really do look like a plastic boob, haha)... I need to figure out where this stinker is going to sleep (because, you know, babies do a lot of that :) ).. And the list goes on.

But!!! at least I have matching Big Sister/Little Sister shirts for the little princesses. I can check that off my list! :)

For Miss Vivian

For Miss Charlotte

In pregnancy news, everything has been fine lately. Contractions have gone away, or at least have just become the regular ole BH contractions. Nausea is *finally* gone, PRAISE JESUS. I haven't blown chunks in over 2 weeks, that is a very big milestone for me. :) Of course, it has been replaced with indigestion that makes me WANT to barf, but I mean, beggars can't be choosers I guess. My belly has popped out over the past couple weeks (again, finally!) and I'm actually starting to look like I have a bun in the oven instead of just a beer gut (and I don't even drink).

Next week, Charlotte starts a Mother's Morning Out type program at a local church. It lasts for 9 months and its only for 2 mornings a week (8:30am-noon) and I am pretty excited about it, for both of us! Every time she is around little ones her age she just has a blast and goes wild so I figure this can be a fun outlet for her. And hey, the wordless-chatterbox (ask me how that works)-child might even pick up a few words! Well, at least I hope they will be good and edifying words. :) And I might even be able to get some errands done, like... Grocery shopping sans toddler! Or go to the dentist! Or go to one of my million OB appointments! Or have some 1 on 1 time with the babe when she gets here. The possibilities are endless. I am excited. :)


mpence said...

I did that once...the "Oh, I have time to get ready, later!"

Then I had a baby at 32 weeks with nothing ready! We didn't even have a carseat! So now, I get a ready a bit earlier, lol!

thehills said...

Michelle, I know! I am afraid of that! Hmmm maybe I need to get my ducks in order soon.. lol

Julie Cottrell Photography said...

i am kind of freaking out about things too. november will be here before you know it, and i want to have meals frozen and christmas presents bought and wrapped up before then, too! so much to do! but we can do it! where'd you get the cute big/little sister shirts?

thehills said...

Julie, yes!!! I also want to load our freezer with meals... Ive already started collecting some recipes but I have no idea when I want to start prepping everything... Ahh. Oh, and I got the shirts on ebay! Just search "carters big sister" or "carters little sister". :)

Samantha said...

I feel the same way.. totally unprepared.. and I hadn't even thought about christmas shopping! Thanks for the reminder! EEK! I have all the 'stuff' minus clothes and diapers, so I feel like I should 'feel' more prepared, but I'm totally not. so far she has two blankets I could wrap her in to come home! and the hospital always gives you the pack of diapers you open at the hospital.. we should be good right? LOL

Naomi said...

Hi, just stumbled across your blog while reading Michelle's blog and noticed that you mentioned the Tommee Tippee bottles... I'm American living in Sweden and they are the ones we used this time. We've tried them, the Mam UltiVent and the Avent, and the Tommee Tippee ones that 'resemble' a breast are the ones we love the most. Next are the Avent ones. I was kinda skeptical about the TT ones, they look so ODD and clunky, but boy, once we got used to them we LOVED them. They are THE only bottle that we've used that vents really, really well. Only complaint is that the vent can be a bit delicate, so it's hand washing for them, and we had to replace the nipples a couple of times, but otherwise, they were just incredible. I loved that you could hear, feel and see the air venting with them, so I knew they were doing their job. These are the ones we have: http://www.tommeetippee.co.uk/product/closer_to_nature_260ml_bottle_twin_pack_with_slow_flow_teats/

Anyway, enjoy your new blessing!!