We're officially 25 weeks pregnant today. Baby is the size of cauliflower, which seems gigantic--and we still have so 15 weeks to go!
Dillon and I have been trying to prep as much as we can in the house and ourselves for our new arrival, but I'm starting to get a bit stressed about all that's left. Therefore, I bring you a (hopefully) series of posts about all the things we HAVE accomplished to prepare for baby's arrival.
First off: this quilt.
Secondly: a secret. I have been stocking up on a few baby items for a couple years now. Don't pretend like I'm the only one in the world who impulse buys fabric, vintage clothes, or makes quilts years before she gets pregnant. I kept most of them a secret from Dillon for awhile because I didn't want to let him know I'm crazy.
So I made this quilt a couple years ago, and I'm so glad it's done and ready for baby! I love the colors (we're planning on teal & yellow in the baby's room with lots of white and gray to make it less BRIGHT). The pattern for this came from a friend's mom, after I failed miserably at my first attempt because my parallelograms were all wonky. So thanks, Kathy!
Now I'm going to write out our list of "to do's" so that I can get it off my chest and off my mind.
-Rug for nursery
-anything that's not a gift off our registry
-read birthing books
-tour the hospital
-preregister at the hospital
-make sure our insurance will still all work out since Dillon's place of work changed providers (grrrr)
-Take our birthing classes
-Take our "breastfeeding and newborn" class
-Finish up our registries (since Target's in-store selection was limited and we haven't even started the 2nd one)
-Look into placenta encapsulation (anyone had any experience? Is it worth it?)
-cushion for rocking chair
-portable high chair thinger
-Nursery decor (some sort of sign with a favorite hymn written on it)
HOUSE TO DO:
-complete flooring (transition strips and heating vent)
-Finish our pantry cabinet (add shelves, paint, and fill with all the crap that's covering my counters and stressing me out)
WANT TO DO:
-mini-babymoon by showing up at a friend's house for the weekend
-Knit a onesie
-Make and freeze a bunch of meals
Wish us luck as we chip away at all this in the next 15 WEEKS!!!