We are about four months out from the estimated due date. Time sure has flown since that positive pregnancy test. The preparations for baby’s arrival are starting to gear up. We ordered the crib this week, it should arrive mid next week. My parents are bringing up a new crib mattress that was very generously given to us by a couple of members of their church who had an extra mattress that was not going to be used. Church people are awesome!
We are going to go buy the bassinet this weekend. Sears is having a sale on their baby stuff this month, you can get 25% off the pooh baby gear. This is what we are getting:
Technically it’s a playard with a bassinet insert and changing pad hooked on it for the first few months of baby’s life. I’m thinking two birds one stone here. Use it as a bassinet for the first little bit, and then we can use it as the playard in the livingroom after she is moved into the nursery to sleep in the crib at night. I’ll post better pictures of it once we get it home and put together!
Other preparations for baby. I’ve been picking up baby clothes here and there when I see something I like – I’m holding off until after the baby showers to do any real clothes shopping. I’ve also been picking up a box of diapers every now and then, especially when I can find a coupon for them. All of our friends that already have kids have told us to start picking up a box when you buy groceries in preparation. They also said try a variety of brands to find which one fits baby best. So far I’ve only picked up 4 boxes:
Look at how tiny the newborn size are! I can’t believe she is going to be that tiny when I bring her home from the hospital!
I’m also stocking up on wipes and the diaper pail liners. I may go ahead and pick up a few other diaper station essentials so once the bassinet and crib are put together I can start stocking the changing tables. Things are starting to pick up, it’s going to be an exciting and interesting four months!