Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Down to the teens...and random thoughts at 7am

As you can see by my "lilypie" ticker above, we are nearing our delivery is in the teens! Yeah, we are scared. Which might seem silly to some of you out there, I mean come on, we already have one kid, why in the world would be scared about welcoming a second? Um...probably because this one is going to be COMPLETELY different from Nora AND is going to be a helpless infant! (Nora as a helpless infant (9 days old)...screaming her head off...are we truly ready for THIS again?)Oh well, we don't have any choice. Whether we are mentally prepared or not, in 19 days or less we are welcoming a 4th member to our family.

I went to the doctor on Monday and everything looks fine. No dilation (although I was convinced that I had dilated some...I've had some serious Braxton-Hicks!). I go back on Monday and we will repeat the procedure.

As far as "being ready", well, I guess we are. This poor kid is getting the shaft! When Nora was born, we acted like she was the first little girl ever born. She had SO MUCH STUFF it was a little bit ridiculous. Actually, most of her 0-3 month clothing she never got to wear because she was so tiny. When she was finally able to wear it, the seasons had changed and it would have been silly for her to wear a sundress in November.

I know, I know, you are thinking, "Well, if you had just told everyone the sex of the baby then this sweet baby would have been hooked up too." There is some truth to that statement, but we made our decision months ago and now have to stick with it.

Here is what is available for baby "b" (as my mom affectionately calls it):

* a bassinet (currently in our room, but will probably be moved to the living room as soon as I heal from my c-section...just so that I don't wake up at every sound)

* diapers (4 packs of newborn diapers...hopefully those will last at least 2 weeks)

* a coming home's white

* some sleepers/gowns to wear once we are home...the colors are green/yellow/white (from sweet people who felt sorry for this baby and wanted it to have something)

* me (I nursed Nora for 11 months and hope to nurse this baby as well)

* a crib...okay, technically, it is occupied by the current owner, but we are hoping to move the baby to it in December when the current occupant moves to a miniature bed

So, as you can see, the kid really has all that it needs. I do need to get some burp cloths (maybe personalize them without giving it away) and some new blankets, but overall, I think we are set. It's amazing that I thought Nora needed everything to get her through her first year of life before she was I realize, they don't need much.

Okay, this post is way too long already. I am going to close with some pictures of Nora. She has recently started getting underneath the bar stools in our kitchen. She thinks it is hilarious. She'll poke her head out and say "Hello". The only problem is that she cannot get out on her own. We are working on that! It is hard for mama to crawl down on the floor and release her from her "prison".


Sara said...

Listen, I hear ya on being nervous about welcoming your new baby. I'm already scared and I have 6 months before he/she arrives. Just say lots of prayers and know that it will get easier!

Julie said...

As soon as this baby gets here you will be ready! Can't wait to find out if Bailey will have a girl or a boy cousin! Take care of yourself!

Anonymous said...

You are going to do great. Baby B will just have to do what all the other second kids do and go with the flow... Cute pics of Nora!

Jenn said...

I was the same exact way with all mine...You will do awesome. There is something about just going in and when you come home you are a bigger family and it wasn't hard or scary...I think that it is the anticipation and all the thoughts running around. Once the baby gets here, you don't have time for all that worry and besides, you have a beautiful baby to look at and hold. Who can worry when you have that? I can't wait to find out if Nora is having a brother or sister, either!!

Amy said...

Just wanted to say I like the Vera Bradley bag sitting in the bar stool. I love that pattern.

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