As of this Wednesday I will be 33 weeks pregnant. That means I have 7 weeks until my estimated delivery date, which when you think about it means nothing since I tend to go well past 40 weeks (Sammie was 42 weeks to the day), but you never know when baby might decide to show up earlier than expected. That being said, I have to confess that I haven’t even begun to prepare for this baby. True, we already have all the basics since this is our third child, and regardless of the gender we have clothes (though they need to be unpacked and laundered). But we don’t have new born disposable diaper for the first couple of weeks until the umbilical cord falls off and we can switch to cloth, we haven’t pulled out and washed anything, and the big one, we haven’t started talking seriously about names yet ::gasp::!
Except for my ever growing belly there really isn’t any sign that there will soon be a new little bundle of joy added to our family.
Maybe some of you moms with several kids can chime in on this. Does it seem to you that with every child added to your family preparation seems to get pushed farther and farther back as though there was an abundance of time?
Really though, I have a little time before I need to kick it in gear. At about a month out I should actually take this whole “having another baby in the house” thing seriously. The problem is that there are so many other things going on at the same time that I end up feeling overwhelmed. After all we have a move happening in the (hopefully) near future, a weeklong family vacation the beginning of June, plus other big events happening around the same time. With all this in my head I have a constant feeling of being overwhelmed and not knowing where to start. I have a strong urge to start making various lists as soon as I’m done with this post so that I can feel like I have some semblance of order, organization, and control in my life.
What to remember in the end is that my Heavenly Father holds my families future in His hands. Only He knows when this baby will come, when Joel will find a job, when we will be moving, and all the details in between. I need to lay my burdens on Him. ::Deep Breath::
But we should really start talking seriously about names. It takes us f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to pick out names!