I think it’s finally really sinking in that Brandon and I are going to have a little sweet pea entering this world in just a few short weeks! I’m feeling a mix of emotions; excited, happy, nervous, apprehensive, giddy, scared…you name it.
One of my best friends just had a baby in April; Elizabeth Mae. She is gorgeous and definitely helped put things in to perspective for Brandon and I! We learned recently that 1. Babies are precious, sweet, and soft. 2. Babies are a 24/7 job. 3. Our lives are soon to change forever.
(Since I neglected to mention this before…WE ARE HAVING A GIRL!!!! YAY!!!)
It’s been a real eye opener, listening to our best “new parent” friends give advice about the ins and outs of caring for a newborn. I feel like we will never truly know until our baby GIRL is finally in this world, but I’ve already been introduced to so many small things that I never would have thought about. So THANK YOU friends!
One of the best advice my dear friend gave us was to start reading about infant care. All through pregnancy, most mother’s are so wrapped up in reading about their pregnancy, they forget to grab a few books about HOW to care for the being growing inside of them when they finally arrive. So tonight, we are heading to the library!! Any good books to recommend???
Another way we recently started preparing for baby was to start PAINTING her room! We decided to go with a Tiffany-style blue and follow up with fuchsia accents; bedding, wall hangs, etc. This Friday another good friend is going to stop by and paint a mural on the wall for us! I can’t wait to give updates!
It’s really coming along, especially after getting so many great new things from our most recent baby shower (yesterday)! It was a GORGEOUS day outside and in! My mother in-law and sister in-law did a wonderful job bringing it all together!
When we got home, I felt nesty! This hasn’t happened to me before but they say women in their third trimester get this overwhelming urge to organize and clean the baby’s room/things. I think Brandon and I both felt nesty last night! We put most of her new things in the closet and drawers, decided what duplicates needed returned, set up the pack n’ play, and looked at crib bedding. It was fun and we were both really giddy.
I think as a result of both showers, the only things we still really need to order are her organic mattress, bedding, and rug, compliments of my Dad. I just need to make a decision on those things already! Other than that, we are feeling more prepared as the days pass.
Even though I know babies are a handful, when they are YOUR baby, you’d give an arm and a leg just to make sure they are healthy, safe, and happy. The closer we get, the more I realize this.
What are some things that helped you prepare for baby’s arrival? Any good suggestions or advice to share?Print