|Me at 26 Weeks|
Jed and I are trying to make all of the big decisions on what to purchase and what to skip (advice welcomed). We will be buying a crib, changing table, and dresser combo (from Walmart, good deal), a breast pump (for when I have to go back to work... wah wah-- I'm thinking Madela In Style), and lots of other things, I'm sure. I can't decide if I want to invest in a swing or not (like the big ones that you can rotate and swing front to back or side to side). I am also completely stumped on which stroller to get. I think I've decided I don't want a travel system, since my sister is giving me her car seat. I would really like a 3-wheel jogger stroller, but I just don't know the age range for those (I'd like something that can be used with a newborn and then grown into as she gets older). Decisions, decisions.
Two things I have decided lately are 1) we are cloth diapering. I ordered my diapers, and I can't wait to get them. We got all different colors and patterns, and most importantly-- ANIMAL PRINTS. I can't wait to see our girl crawling around with a little cow bum sticking up.
|Cow Print Cloth Diaper|
2) I am going to pump when I go back to work (assuming everything goes well with breastfeeding). At first I was hesitant because it's a little awkward to disappear at work, while everyone knows I'm hiding in some corner harvesting my milk. But when it comes to my baby's health and saving money, I just can't imagine not doing it. Right now, no one in my building pumps, so I'm going to have to talk to HR about designating a place to do it. I'm nervous about that.
I am so excited for maternity leave. I know it will be hard, but I honestly haven't gone more than a couple of weeks without working since I was 16! and I will get 8-10 whole weeks to hang out with my girl and get to know her better. It will also be nice because I'll see Jed much more often.
I just love him. He is so excited and always has great ideas and contributions for our baby plans. He is also very kind and supportive when I come up with things I want to do but aren't necessary (like my quilt. Hello. I could buy something similar for half the price). He trusts me and feels that if it's important to me, it's worth doing.
|The beginning phase of my quilt.|
Well that's all the updating for now! Hopefully, I can squeeze in a few more posts before our girl comes!