Thursday, August 15, 2013

Preparing for the baby

I recently found myself 7 months pregnant.

I'd like to know how the heck this happened? Where was my warning!? I am 28 weeks along, expecting a baby anywhere from 9-12 weeks.
In my apartment.
Depending on me.
Expecting me to know what I'm doing.
And all my years of babysitting and nannying have NOT prepared me for a 24/7 gig.
When do I pack the hospital bag? The diaper bag? Why isn't this common knowledge?!

I thought I was preparing pretty well for the little man. But now I wonder... is it really so important to have his name up? Will he be able to read it?

   Will he appreciate the room buddies I put up around his crib and changing table? I imagine he'll be more at ease with two big octopi watching over him all the time.

   Will he understand the HOURS that went into picking out just the right cloth diapers to go on his cute little tush? (You can't just slap ANY diaper on a tushy as cute as Joel's. He needs the CUTEST ones! More on the choice to cloth diaper later on.)

Please ignore the smiling dog and mess on the floor. Men and their shoes... Sigh.

      I know he'll one day be able to appreciate the second 3d ultrasound we had.

     In his room I have his closet organizer with his clothes hanging in order of size. I have his coming home outfit from Grammy (my mom), his toasting outfit that Aaron bought him, his first night home's pjs from his Grandma (Aaron's mom), and his first "out on the town" outfit from me.
   We have some onsies with short and long sleeves and random outfits and pjs. But the problem lies in me.
    I'm a LIST person. I need a list! Do I have enough footy pjs? How would i know this without marking them off a LIST?!
   Do we have enough hooded baby towels? How would I know!? I DON'T HAVE A LIST!
   Did I get enough crib sheets for his toxin-free, organically grown and made crib and mattress? 

     Being set with my cloth diapers was easy. There are lists all over the internet and many support groups (Yes, Cloth diaper support groups) online to run what I have by, and be told what I need. 
    I wrote down my list and have had a wonderful guideline to stock up on my cloth diaper stash for the first few months of Joel's life. My baby's butt will be fine. 

      But how on earth will I survive as a mom if I don't have enough soft fuzzy blankets for him?

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