Although I am well aware that I am pregnant (I have the ever-expanding belly and sleepless nights to prove it!) I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around it. Aside from on this blog, I didn’t talk about my pregnancy for a long time. After experiencing the miscarriage in March, we waited a lot longer to tell people we were expecting again. In fact, there are some people I just told by email over the Christmas holidays (out of towners who I haven’t seen in person).
Anyway, now that the due date is getting closer (five more weeks of work!), shit is starting to get real. In an attempt not to jinx things, I’ve pretty much avoided buying anything for this baby. But, of course, I received some new baby clothes for Christmas. And then, on Friday, while putting away our Christmas ornaments, we pulled out some of the newborn gear: infant car seat, bouncy chairs, floor activity mat. At the grocery store yesterday, we picked up some newborn and size one diapers.
I’ve finally moved most of Littleman’s stuff into his big boy room to clear space for Baby Bo’s clothes in the nursery. Littleman is still sleeping in the crib while we work on the finishing touches in his room, but we’re pretty much ready to go.
So, while I know that things could still go wrong and I’m never going to stop being nervous about that, I’m finally starting to pull myself together and get things ready for our new little guy.