That’s what I have left until my DUE DATE. Someone please hold me. If this little one is a wee bit early like her sister then I have 22 days. It really hit me this week how close we are to becoming a family of four and with that came a lot of thoughts and emotions.
First, I am a little nervous for Emmalyne. Her world is going to be rocked (but in one of the best possible ways) and I am starting to think about that transition for her. Luckily, she is a little mama herself and loves taking care of her baby doll and when she is around real babies she wants to attend to their needs. Bring their bottle, paci, blanket, whatever. I take comfort in knowing that my mom will be here as we transition giving Emmie tons of love. They are the very best of buddies.
Second, I am not really worried about finding the love in my heart for two kids. Emmalyne will always have a special place because she is who made me a mom. However. I am the second child in our family and I know that your heart doesn’t make room to accommodate another kid … it simply grows by that much. I am more concerned about the logistics of juggling two kids. I feel a little frazzled now so I expect that first month to be interesting haha.
Third … well we kind of have a lot to do to get ready. I may or may not have procrastinated a bit on this. I blame the move. Chris goes on leave next week and we both have substantial “to do” lists we need to accomplish before Baby B arrives. Some of that includes:
- Put the crib back together
Order new crib sheets<–done
- Finish the craft projects I have for her room
- Hang artwork
- Wash blankets, Moby wrap, car seat cover, etc.
- Install car seat <–will wait until closer to D Day since if there was an accident our car seat wouldn’t be good any more
- Order new pump parts
- Pick up some last minute nursery items from Target (lamp shade)
- Pack hospital bag <–bought things yesterday, packing this weekend
There is probably more on the list but that’s what I can think of right now. There are other things around the house we want to finish but those are all baby specific. We also have Chris’ parents coming in next week and his Change of Command so we have a few things going on 🙂
Any-who … I know everything will get done in time but the reality of everything is really setting in for me! I could have a baby THIS month. WHOA. Have a happy Friday friends. I am off to check something off the list 😉