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Monday, August 25, 2008

4 more weeks

Did you know that in four weeks we're going to have a BABY?! Yikes. Even though this is our 5th child I'm still trying to wrap my brain around what it's going to be like adding a newborn to our household. I'm doing my best to prepare, but I can't help but think that we're forgetting something. (Afterall, it's been four years since our last baby!)
What do you do in the final weeks to prepare for a new baby?

10 comments:

Emma said...

I travel 750 miles (not recommended), have 2 baby showers and pick blackberries.
Now I am making all sorts of lists so I don't forget anything, because it's been 4 years since our last as well. I am sad that I can't find my favorite swaddling blanket. I still have to make a moby wrap and get some meals ready. And I don't know who is taking my kids while I'm at the hospital. I need to make that list too. It must be nice to have Audra so close!

Emma said...

PS Good luck!

Julee & Matt said...

Relax! Once you get your bag packed, have the older kids taken care of and all the things you "have" to have washed...I went and got a pedicure, twice! It's a nice little time to relax and your toes will be nice and pretty for delivery. :)

Nisa said...

I forget to pack my bags, forget to line up babysitters and stress about going into labor spontaneously the way that I want too. But I do make 7 thousand grocery store runs and fill the whole house with food, vegetables and fruit! We can eat for months before going back to the store.

Elaine said...

SLEEP and Rest and Go See Mama MIA if you haven't yet. A MUST!!!!

Rachel said...

I wash all the new pretty baby clothes received at the shower and hang them nicely in the closet.

I get the moses basket all ready for sleepy time.

I make sure we have diapers and wipes all organized cute in the basket.

THEN the baby comes and reality hits and it's all a mess by now...

Good luck! I'd say get some good sleep now before baby gets here, but I remember those last few weeks of pregnancy and sleep is a fleeting thing. Hang in there. Your little angel will be in your arms before you know it. Can't wait for pics!

Diana said...

The last four weeks are so hard for me. I have this image of myself needing everything to be cleaned to perfection. I am so excited for you!

MiandMiksmom said...

Sleep is what we should all do, but it just doesn't happen. SO, relax...read books, play on the internet, do some little crafty project and don't clean! Remember the baby does sleep a lot in the beginning and you can worry about catching up then, but for now...RELAX and indulge!

Audra said...

You are set and ready. You are a pro at this!

Relax and read lots of books. I didn't get back into reading a long time after Josh was born.

Can not wait to hold that baby, fresh from heaven. :)

Shana said...

HOW CUTE! I love the belly. But where is your face to match?? ;) It will be so much fun to have a new born in the home. You will for sure have lots of helpers around. I wish I were there to help out and cuddle her!! The blessing dress is beautiful! RELAX and prepare for her to come! :)