Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Feeling more Prepared...
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?
Posted by Tracy at 6:14 AM