We have success! I am happily reporting to you from the Fairmont, enjoying my last staycation before little miss j comes along. The recency of this post is also attributed to a second cancellation of our maternity photos. Instead of letting the magic hands of Flo at MAC do her work I am chillaxin’ sans make-up by the pool on the 21st floor with a view of the city; covered in Saskatchewan smoke and leftover dismal grey skies from the thunderstorm last night. Rainy days are the best. The depleted air quality… well it brings back memories of city life.
I will be officially enjoying my “last weeks” now and not taking any of it for granted as last week my brother and his wife welcomed baby Zachary into the world! He is the most precious little man I have ever seen and I can’t wait to get my hands on him in September! In a short period of time he has already grown so much I can’t imagine what he is going to look like in a few months. I also can’t wait for him to meet his new and younger (this will be beneficial when she’s older) cousin. If my little man Zach is anything like his father, she will be well taken care of when they are old enough to gallavant, libation in hand with each other – doing things they think we don’t know about. Haha.
With 5 weeks left to go, I am getting anxious to meet her too – hopefully the ultrasounds were right or else there will be a boy with a lot of pink clothes strolling around Manitoba.
If you asked E or I last week how ready we were… “ummmm” would of been our response. And if you asked us what we did every weekend, the girls at WKC and BRU would be able to vouch for us, what we do and buy when were there is another mystery. As six weeks quickly widdled down to five this week, and as I stared at a laundry basket full of clean baby clothes and one full of to-be-washed, I needed to make a plan. I am not going to apologize for this, ironing (I know this will be the first and last time I do this) of all her stuff. I made my way through half, the other half awaits me; I can feel my staycation slowly coming to an end.
Sterilization of bottles also sent me into panic mode, recently. How? How often? Even plastic bottles? I have since watched countless YouTube videos and annoyed enough people at BRU as well as my online mommies to figure out what I am going to do. I have made the decision to “kick-it old school” – boil water in a pot. No microwave kit, no counter steam kit just good ol’ water. The pot is Al-Clad…I think that ups the “old school” factor and brings some level of modernity to it…? Now, the act of sterilization. Ugh.
And finally this week we managed to pick-up the last few, mandatory, items – a diaper genie, bassinet and other stuff… you know, the important stuff, that I probably should be remembering. Needless to say, I just have to pack my hospital bag, the baby’s hospital bag and as all the books say my “birthing partner’s” bag as well and she will be able to come anytime – wrinkly clothes and all!
Nursery updates coming soon!