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Feeling Pretty Ready

Now the question of how I we want to try to birth the baby has been settled.

We've finally settled on two names--in fact, we keep coming back to those two names--and both of us are even leaning towards the same one more than the other. We will keep those two as The Names until the boy is actually born, and then we will say for sure that it's one or the other.

We've gotten the changing table into our room and are close to having the space cleared out for the co-sleeper.

The nursery is still in the state of closeness that it's been in since moving the Pumpkin into her new room. I'm starting to try to explain to her that the nursery is now going to be the baby brudda's room. I don't think she quite gets it yet, but I've got ideas for how to help her get it--mostly asking her to help us get it ready for him.

I've been reading tips for how to introduce the Pumpkin to the baby brudda. I'm planning to take her shopping this weekend so she can pick out a present for him!

I've gone through all of the Pumpkin's baby clothes, blankets, swaddles and burp clothes. We have a bunch of gender neutral clothes and a few boy clothes, thanks to my wonderful coworkers who gave me a baby shower last week and thanks to my SIL giving me clothes from the twins (I saved the boy clothes in case I needed them in the future. See how smart I am?). I just need to put them through the wash over the next few days.

I've got to print out and fill in the paperwork for my leave, but I've at least mostly figured out what I need to do, and I have a message in to get my final answer.

Finally, and not less importantly, I got my toenails cut and colored! They are an adorable purple-y pink.

We just need to finish up the setting up and prep more for the VBAC we'll be attempting, and we are ready for the boy! Who I still don't think will come until we rip him out of my abdomen on June 22.

I want to post about the Pumpkin more, because I feel like I'm so obsessing about the boy and his birth. But I suppose that's completely normal, considering my due date is in 15 days! I'll be back to the Pumpkin soon. Cause she is completely adorable and a supergenius!


Shellie said…
Hooray, it's almost time! At this point I had usually delivered, thank goodness, but it sounds like you are just about ready. And I'm sure the Pumpkin is just as super genius as ever!
Karen said…
How fun that you're so close! It's exciting when the end is in sight.
Anonymous said…
We need to get together before that little one comes!

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