Monday, October 8, 2007

Ready or Not

Baby clothes are washed - check
Pre-registered at the hospital - check
The bags are packed - check
Zack is at Grandma and Grandpa's - check
Nursery is ready - not quite
Nerves are flying - double check

I check in tomorrow morning at 7 AM for my induction. I didn't think the day could come fast enough and now I want to go back in time. The suppressed memories of Zack's labor are suddenly coming forefront in my mind. I don't think it has really hit me or Ryan that we will be bringing home a new baby in a couple days.

Today was Zack's last day at daycare for 12 weeks. His teacher and I started tearing up this morning saying our goodbyes and talking about how much she is going to miss him and we'll miss her. They are getting school pictures in one week, so we are invited back for them and then a Halloween party on 10/31. Hopefully we can make both events, depending on how life with a newborn is going. As of now he'll be returning after my maternity leave, but I need to try to find something less expensive with two kids in daycare.

We took Zack to my parent's house tonight and Mom made a yummy last meal for me. I packed Zack's tools and he is ready to help Grandpa Ronnie on his many ongoing projects. I'm sure grandpa will have more help than he could have ever imagined.

When Ryan first painted Addison's nursery he said it looked like a boy's room. I think his mind soon changed when he saw all the pink that soon took over. Sunday we went shopping on a mission to finish the nursery and hide some of the bare walls. We did pretty well and I don't feel as guilty about bringing her home to a half finished nursery. I have some butterflies that need to be hung from the ceiling above the crib. I also need to order some wall letters with her name for above the crib and we need to fill the bookshelf. Zack started adding some of his books to the shelf and then decided he wanted them back.

I love her curtains, but when the sun shines through the window in the evening the room turns neon pink. I feel like we are living next to a strip club or Vegas. I don't know how she is going to sleep in there, especially as she gets older. I may have to get some black out shades or something.

All right, I need to try to get some sleep. I know I'll be up all night though. Please sends lots of quick labor vibes. My next post should be introducing Addison Marie. I can't wait!! Hopefully Ryan will post pictures while I'm in the hospital or maybe we can get internet access in the hospital.

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Love the room!! And especially the pink rocker!