17 May 2010

21 weeks, 3 days

Well team, we are over half way there! CRAZY. I had a minor panic moment the other day about that..and the fact we have done basically nothing to prepare for the arrival of a little girl into our lives. We've talked about a lot of stuff, but talking and actually having a firm plan in place and actually getting a crib are completely different things. Basically, before this weekend, all I had for our daughter was one bag of clothes from garage sales haha oh boy.

Fortunately, I have some awesome people in my life who pointed out that there is still tons of time, and that I would get some really good stuff from the shower that my mom, sister, adopted mother and wonderful lady from our church were throwing for me. They were right of course. I don't remember who it was that pointed it out to me (probably Erin, Jesse or who ever it was, thanks!) but viewing the time between now and the baby arriving as "less then 4 months left" is much more intimidating and scary then "you're only halfway there, you still have 19 weeks to go". I don't know if that math is right, so if it's wrong just smile and move on to the next bit and understand I didn't really sit and figure it out.

In other news, I had so much fun at the baby shower :) it was great to get up to Findlay and see my family and several of my friends. And eat delicious food. And get some absolutely wonderful things for Squirt and some much needed items :) Even though we don't have her crib yet, seeing other bits and pieces of her room and things we will need come together made me feel much better!

I'm still not feeling prepared enough, mentally or with having all the essentials, but it gave me a confidence boost for sure that everything will be fine. I've come to grips with the fact that I will never be 100% ready for Squirt to arrive...but what first time mother is?


  1. You're good, you're just having a Rachel moment ;)
    So good to see you this weekend! I love you more than I could have imagined I would love a sister after having you for only just over a year.
    Glad I got to meet the family!

  2. I am here for you anytime you need help or someone to chat with, love ya