Thursday, August 16

4 more weeks!

The official due date that we are going by is September 15th. So, yesterday marked the one month countdown! While I'm ready to meet and hold baby Olivia, I'm also nervous about the new territory that we will be exploring. I probably haven't read as much material as I should have and I haven't been training for the "marathon" of labor like I wanted to, but regardless of what I have or have not done, she will be here before I know it!

Last Saturday, Koby and I attended a prepared childbirth class. It was very informative and not as dreadful as I'd pictured it. I think part of that had to do with the teacher. She is a labor and delivery nurse at the hospital we will be at and had a wonderful personality. She has four kids (all boys) and had more energy than everybody in the class...combined! I hope she's on shift when we go in!

Sunday we took a day trip to Houston to shop guessed it, BABY STUFF! We needed to buy all the "big stuff" and didn't want to order online and wait for shipping (recall the headaches of the crib from Anyway, we left with a long shopping list for Babies R Us and our Target gift cards in tow. We bought the stroller, car seat, extra base for car seat, crib mattress, pack and play, changing table pad, storage drawers for the closet and some other random things. Good thing we have a big truck otherwise we might have had to rent a U-haul to make it back home!

I feel much better that we got this out of the way. There are still a few things that I need to take care of, but nothing needs to be ordered and as far as we know, all major purchases have been made. Oh, I almost forgot...I ordered the crib bedding on Monday and according to the Fed Ex shipment tracking it's on the truck to be delivered TODAY!! I am so excited about this bedding. I've had it on my wish list since April when we found out we were having a girl! It's the cutest ever.

What I'm ExCiTeD about...
Today is my Friday! Koby and I decided to take the day off tomorrow to sleep in and run errands. And I have a doctors appointment this afternoon. I feel Olivia move around alot but I still like to hear her little heartbeat!


Tiffany said...

Driving to Houston was so smart for getting all your gear. I ordered mine last week and was lucky that the shipping worked out great. Only 3 more weeks!!

mad4books said...

I'm so excited for you that I can't stand it.

Just saw _Becoming Jane_ last night about Jane Austen's life and now believe that "Olivia Jane" has a great ring to it.

Who knows? It may inspire her to become a writer!

Robinson Family said...

So did your bedding arrive? Have you put it on the bed yet!?