This week we are getting our crib, which is beautiful! Our friend’s gave it to us! My mother-in-law recently ordered the bedding for our baby and it should be here this week. I found this bedding around Christmas time, and fell in love with the design (cuz it’s elephants).
As you can see, it’s the colours we like, minus the teal, so I am going to add the teal in through accessories and being creative. I think I found a crib sheet at Target that is the teal we want. We are heading to register at Target this Sunday. Finally, right?
We also set a date for our first baby shower, for June 7th and I am hoping that it isn’t too late! Our weekends are packed from here until the baby is born! We will be having a baby shower with our YWAM friends two weeks after the baby is born, which should be fun, having the baby there at the shower! I am looking forward to that!
I still can’t believe we are 12 weeks away (more or less), and you can’t tangibly tell we’re planning for a baby! I only have one entire section in our room of collected baby items from friends and family and a lot of baby books, but other than that you can’t really tell that we’re having a baby in 12 weeks!
We did finally picked out the paint type and brand and will be buying that this week as well, and hopefully I will have the bedroom painted by next week, and the crib all set up and ready! I will take before and after pics of the room. It may take a while before I post some pics, because even after painting the room, we will still need to buy curtains and rods, and put the changing table in, etc.
Random note: I <3 polls. I know I keep creating polls and posting them, but I love to see people’s views! So please vote! (Even on my silly hair colouring one)! The Day We Meet Our Baby:
I needed to write, because I am actually feeling super antsy and nervous today. In worship this morning, I ended up crying and Ted and I left to walk and talk. It is becoming more and more real, with each new week, and each time I look in the mirror and see my growing belly. I cried because as much as I am so thrilled, excited, ecstatic really… I am nervous too. I’ve read a lot of books on mothering, parenting, discipline, eating, etc… but to be honest I am more relying on my natural ability to mother, and it hit me today, that I really won’t know what that is like until I am a mother.
Another fear that’s beginning to rise up in me, is the day of our baby’s birth. We’ve rewritten our birth plan to best fit the hospital, but I am in no way prepared for what is to come. We will be taking our birthing class in May, and I still won’t feel prepared. I am afraid of the pain, but I want to go all natural because I want to experience the labor and birthing our baby, I want to be alert and aware but I am nervous.
The moment I look forward to the most, and could even cry about it now, it the moment where our little one comes, and they tell my the “it’s a boy or girl” and immediately place him/her on my chest so I can see our beautiful baby. Oh my word, I can’t wait.
That is the part that keeps my mind at peace. That is the part that I eagerly await.