Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Feeling more Prepared...

..and a bit triumphant.

My minor breakdown a few weeks ago has subsided and I have moved forward. I have prepared a bit for baby and it feels good.

In the past few weeks, Esther and I have triumphantly tackled a few baby stores, my mother generously helped with my stroller that I desperately wanted and knew Jed would have a coronary if he saw the price for the Italian luxury it will provide. (if I could only prove to him it is the Ducati of stollering?)
Generous friends have donated their new car seats, bouncy seats, play mats and love, and lended their co-sleepers so baby won't be sleeping in a dresser drawer.

Kristi is sewing some nursing covers and custom burb clothes.

My dad has dropped off delicately packaged swaddling blankets, sheets and onesies.

It does seem to take a village and I am ever so thankful for mine.

The essentials have been purchased - the diapers, wipes, sling, pump, nursing pads, those "other" pads.

Her wardrobe is of course quite complete and gorgeous.

My camera has been cleaned, my lenses are ready.

Kristi and I have begun designing the announcements.

A name had been picked - then debated - then named again - then vetoed by the girls - then discussed at length - then perhaps settled?

I feel ready.

Sure, we don't have a vehicle yet to fit 3 kids in - minor details still to iron out. I guess one of them can take turns staying home...or I can ride in the trunk.

Most importantly, I still need to sneak in my haircut, color and pedicure before delivery. A fabulous bottle of wine to bring to the hospital still needs to be packed.

Any day now, she is welcome to join us? Today perhaps?
xoxo,t

6 comments:

hopefaithlove said...

Can't wait to see and hear her name! Keep us updated.

Kristi Pohl said...

I am waiting by my phone to come and take care of the girls!

Michelle said...

ooh! I am so, so very excited for you. And I need your address.... xoxo, m

Melanie said...

I am SO happy for you & can't wait for your baby girl to be welcomed home into the many loving arms & hearts of your village! Praying for her safe & speedy arrival!

Anonymous said...

Sooooooooooooooooo excited Tracy! I can't wait to see her and the girls reactions and I am awaiting the beautiful name you've picked out :)

Jill R said...

How many more days until Christmas, Mama?

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