At this point, time feels fast yet slow all at the same time. I can hardly believe our little one will be here in less than a month. The weeks seem to go by quickly. Yet… it doesn't seem fast enough. Work days drag on. Having medical monitoring appointments twice a week (due to the diabetes) does help the weeks go by a bit faster.
I just can't wait until she is here. I want to snuggle her!
It's really like my husband said the other day:
Waiting for her to be born is like waiting for Christmas morning.
The anticipation and excitement continue to grow!
Looking around the nursery, it really looks like a little girl lives here. Brian put together the swing, stroller, and pack ‘n play. This weekend I washed all of her sheets, blankets, bibs, towels, washcloths, hats, mittens, socks and 0-3 clothes. At first, I was only going to wash a few things. I had this moment of panic what if she isn't a she but a he? And then it passed. We've gotten more ultrasounds than most people. I don't think they were wrong. Yet, there's still that tiny bit of fear… not that I wouldn't be happy with a little boy – just he wouldn't be happy with all the pink and purple stuff.
But I decided the last thing I want to worry about when I get home from the hospital is finishing baby's laundry. So, all the 0-3 stuff is washed. (And the gowns that are 0-6). The rest of the clothing still have their tags and will not be washed until she grows more.
I also washed the Boppy pillow slipcover and a couple of nursing/pajamas I bought for me (that have matching baby gowns!) in the Tide Free & Gentle, since her sensitive skin will be against those as well.
Her room is really coming along. It's not perfectly organized and still in quite a bit of disarray from the baby shower and recent shopping trip that we made.. but progress is being made.
It's been fun feeling her move around while I'm going through her little clothes. I even brought out a little onesie with hearts on it to Brian – showing him and commenting on how small and precious she will be when she comes home.
I want it to be November now. I don't want to wait anymore, but I don't want her to come too early.
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