It hit me last week that Collins is going to be here SOON. Yes, I am only 32 weeks (tomorrow) but I'm thinking she's free to come anytime after 36 weeks. She probably won't but my head has been spinning lately on things I need to get done!
Must finish nursery!! I felt like I started it super early and here I am, 8 weeks from my due date and her walls are bare and I don't have a glider yet. I have been on the look out for frames and things I want to do above her dresser and Derek's cousin is making a big canvas for above her crib. Must shop this weekend for frames and order a glider (why do those things have to be so expensive)?!
I have officially started my list for things to pack for the hospital and have been doing some research online for what people suggest packing. If anyone has any recommendations on things to pack or not to pack, please share. Some things on my list include nursing bras, comfy clothes and granny panties Yep, called my sister Amy today and she says the bigger the underwear, the better. That should be a fun shopping trip..not!
Hospital pre-registration form has been mailed in, pre-admission appointment has been set up and birthing classes start the 17th.
Get some Christmas/birthday shopping done. Since 6 of our 7 nieces and nephews are born in Nov. and Dec. I am wanting to get some shopping done since I won't be working in Dec. (no paychecks) and I don't want to have to do crazy amounts of shopping with a newborn and maybe (hopefully) snow. I have 1 thing for Harper ordered so that leaves many many more gifts to get. Sisters, send me lists for the kids!!!
Speaking of Christmas, I can't stop thinking about it! I love the holiday in general but I think because it will be our first holiday with Collins (unless she graces us with her presence before Thanksgiving) it's making it extra special. I can't stop buying her Christmas clothes, bows and researching stockings and mantle ideas. Crazy I know. I'm thinking I need to get the tree up the weekend before Thanksgiving since I hope to have newborn in my arms the weekend after Thanksgiving. Now I gotta talk Derek into putting lights on the house this year...
So those are the things that have been on my mind lately. I am getting sssooo anxious to meet Collins but clearly, I have plenty of things I need to do before she makes her debut.