|These four articles of clothing (yes, one is a bathing suit. I couldn't help myself) and a smattering of fragile and/or not kid friendly nursery decor are all we currently have for baby girl. First Time Parent alert?|
wearing: maternity clothes. Fortunately, when I finally did get around to buying maternity clothes I bought them in anticipation of warmer weather, so I should be all set for spring! Of course, with all the house work still going on, you're more likely to find me in my regular old leggings and t-shirts that still fit.
sipping: water, just plain old water. I thought I was doing pretty well not missing any pre-pregnancy foods or drinks too badly, but every once in awhile I could really use some coffee or a nice glass of red wine. Although, just thinking about either practically triggers my acid reflux these days, so it doesn't make it too hard to resist.
wish listing: all the baby stuff! Between two showers of my own and the shower of my best friend from college (who is due with her first just two weeks before me!), almost every weekend in April is booked for baby showers. I just want to look at baby stuff all the time and I can't wait to start the celebrations!
writing: lists, calendars, and more lists. The month of March was all about renovations, and now the month of April is all about baby! I have lists of things to do, lists of things to buy, lists of things to research, lists of things to pack in a hospital bag, lists of things to decide… it goes on and on. Besides all of the lists, we also have a calendar full of times and dates for our birth classes, a newborn care class, and a breastfeeding class this month (I like classes, they make me feel better). Many people say that a first baby comes late, but just knowing that I myself was born 5 weeks early has me thinking that I can't leave anything important for May or June, just in case.
exploring: options. Nursery decor options, birth plan options, pediatrician options… you name it, I'm thinking about it.
April is going to be so busy with all things baby, but I have been anxiously awaiting this month just so that I can finally start checking some of these things off. What a whirlwind of surreal and exciting things this month is going to be!