That's right, only 9 weeks left. It sounds better than 10--still feels like an eternity though.
I've been focusing lately on getting things ready for the baby (um....obviously). Last month we were all into decorating the baby's room, and I feel pretty done with that. Now I'm figuring out what we need. We have been given a TREMENDOUS amount of the baby gear that we need. Stroller, Pack n Play, car seat, etc. I'm so grateful for hand-me-downs! I think we have all the big boring expensive things. Now it's time for the FUN stuff. Like, I got my nursing cover in the mail and I am very excited about it. For some reason, that is fun to me. Maybe because it's pretty. I was totally going to make mine, but I got lazy and decided to just buy one. I wanted the same kind I got Celia a year ago--the ridiculously named "Hooter Hider"--but I found a great deal on something similar, the cringe-worthy "Udder Cover"--I can't believe I had to type that. Awful. Why can't they be named something more dignified?
Registering. It's been fun and required many phone calls to Christy for advice. I just did it online at Target, because everyone does it at Target so why not? There were many decisions to be made--what kind of bottles do I want to use? What crib sheets will match the decor? What should be kind of gender-neutral, for future babies to use? Do I really need all these fancy gadgets? I discovered that I really don't need/want a lot of stuff. In theory I'm a minimalist--just for the sake of cleanliness. I know that babies come with a lot of accoutrements, I just don't want to fill every single room of my house with baby stuff. Kyle and I will be parents, but we still want to look like humans! We'll see if that's possible. Anyways, Target recommends registering for 75 things--there's no way! I registered for 22. Am I missing something?