This has been a busy little week here at the Miller Manor.
We have been working our little hearts out getting ready for this new baby to join us. We got our office desk taken down and moved the computers out of the soon-t0-be nursery. We got the crib set up, went through the baby clothes and have started washing them, purchased our car seat and some other necessities, crafted some bows and blankets, made some plans.
I forgot how fun this part is. Every time I walk into the room that holds the empty crib and changing table, my heart swells a bit. Soon it will be decorated and ready for a tiny newborn baby to move right in.
It’s also been fun to go through all the girl’s old baby things. It’s brought back such sweet memories. Memories of them being brand new and the feelings attached to that time, memories of my favorite outfits, memories of fun stages. In a lot of was, I didn’t realize how much they had grown. How they are really not babies at all anymore. It’s going to be so much fun having a baby in the house again.
One of the things I have been looking forward to the very most is baby wearing. I loved wearing my babies and plan to wear this baby as much as I can. I knew for my next baby I would want a sakura bloom ring sling and yesterday my sweet friends got me one for my special baby gift. Of course we couldn’t wait to try it out –
Last night I had a nice long cry about the dynamic in our family changing in a few short weeks. The funny thing about being a mom is that I KNOW I am going to love her and she will fit so perfectly in our family, and it will seem so natural once she’s here. I know that these feelings I’m having right now will seem so silly to me the minute I hold her in my arms. I know that, and still, I cry. As magical and euphoric as it is having a new baby, these last weeks of pregnancy to me are always so bittersweet. Add the fuel of hormones and emotions and it’s basically an irrational cry fest at the drop of a hat. My poor husband. ha!
I had a midwife appointment today. I’m down to the every 2 week appointments. Next time I’ll be ordering my birth kit and starting all of my herbs to prepare me for labor and beyond. It’s getting so close I can almost smell that fuzzy newborn head now. :)