This past week I have been NESTING like crazy. I have been making lists upon lists. Checking things off and adding more. Stuff I've been wanting to get done for months, finally did! I think I have been to the Goodwill with donations the past 3 out of 4 days. I've cleaned and reorganized Matt and my closet, the girls dresser and closet, the craft cupboard, my sewing cupboard, cleaned out the Suburban twice, and even gone thru the GARAGE. I knew things had gotten a little out of control yesterday when I was VACUUMING the garage floor. I've also sewed three blankets for Wyatt, ordered his birth announcements, and I've even started to address the envelopes already!
I have this thing against the shirts the hospital gives you to put on your new baby. They are ugly and so not comfy. So I bought some newborn size side snap shirts (can't be onesies cause of his umbilical cord!) and dyed them all different colors. I embellished them with "W's" and alligators, and other boyish type things. I got a little crazy - I think he has two different outfits for everyday we'll be in the hospital! But I had fun. Here are some of them.
It's hard for me to fathom that tomorrow morning I will be holding my SON. Not only a new baby, but a son! And tomorrow morning we will be a family of FIVE! I love my girls so much. And I really enjoy being a "girl mom." But I am also so excited to experience all things this little boy will bring into my life. I can't wait to see what he looks like. More like Matt and Megan, more like Me and Molly - or all his own little self? Will he have hair? Megan's was dark at first and then it all fell out and grew back white blond. Molly's was white blond from the start. Will he be bigger than the girls? I feel like he will be. Will he be a good nurser? Megan was a natural. It was the easiest thing for me the first time around. Molly took some training. I thought - "Why is this harder the second time around?" But after a few days - we'd worked it out. My goal is to nurse him for one year. The furthest I got with the girls was 10 months. What will the girls first do and say when they see him? All these questions I've had for the past 9 months to be answered so soon. Thanks for all your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes this week. I am so excited and can't wait to share him with you. I'll leave you with a picture from Wyatt's ultrasound so you can compare to the "real life" shots tomorrow!