My pregnancy has been such a rollercoaster. Mark and I both have been knocked down and lifted up so many times over the first two trimesters, that we've clung to a day-by-day mentality. Most of which has sadly taken some of the joy and excitement out of expecting a baby! .. and the prep that goes into it. It dawned on us leaving the cardiologist yesterday that we need to get into Lamaze / Childbirth classes! I am just so focused on Clementine being with us every day, that I sort of block out the inevitability of labor and delivery.. Part of me was somewhat expecting a Cesarean section given the issues she had early on.. and now.. oh my goodness. it's on!
Tonight, I painted for the first time in such a long, long, long time — and when Mark got home we did some online shopping for our girl! Up until this point, I had only bought her some organic cotton blankets. We went through and picked out onesies and hats with little bear ears, and a few other adorable rompers and bundlers — and it felt so good and so real.
Even though she won't have a nursery of her own for a while, once we move and make a little space for her, and get all the other necessities together, that will definitely make show-time much more real and exciting.
I am also just bursting to meet her! I love her so much. But I'm trying to stay calm. I don't want her to be like her Daddy and me, being hasty and crash the party too soon! She needs to keep being an adorable, sugary-sweet bun in my oven for at least another 2.9 months! Seriously. (I still can't wait to kiss her little feets, and hold her and love on her! She's going to be so amazing!)
27 weeks & 2 days | 89 days to go!