Sunday, July 22, 2012

Final baby prep

In about 10 days (or really whenever this baby decides he or she is finished baking) we're having a baby. If you've been reading my other blog you'll know that I still find this completely amazing and slightly unbelievable. 

Last weekend I got into severe 'everything must be done now' mode and got a lot done. Doug installed our carseat bases, put together the baby swing and the stroller. I made three more meals and a batch of cookie dough for the freezer. My hospital bag is kind of packed, right now it just has my toiletries and my robe in it but I do have the list of things I want to go in there. Doug has a bag but will probably be waiting until the last minute to pack it. The baby's bag is pretty much packed, expect for socks. For some reason I couldn't find plain white baby socks anywhere around here. All the socks I found were either girly or boyish. So silly, socks should be plain for goodness sakes. I ended up ordering some plain white ones online and I'm waiting for them to come in. People keep asking us if we're ready and I think we're as ready as we're going to be. Although is anyone ever really ready for parenthood? Probably not. 

A few weeks ago we had some super nice photographers (Charbonnet Photography) come over and do some maternity pictures and pictures of the nursery for us. They turned out so well, despite the fact it was around a million degrees outside and the dead chipmunk we found in our backyard.
The nursery is 99% done, it's missing that darn mobile I should have finished weeks ago and it's also missing some type of rug. I'm looking for something plain and easily cleaned but have to find anything suitable yet. We are both really happy with how it turned out, Doug did most of the work, bless his heart. It's a really happy room and hopefully it's pretty gender neutral. 


Sarah said...

You look fabulous and the nursery does too. I'm thinking about you every day and waiting to hear something :)

Stacey M said...

Yippeeeeee! Wooooo Hoooooooo! We are beyond excited and can't wait to meet Baby Blankenship! We would love to bring you a meal! Let us know after the baby comes!