I'm starting to get a little excited for this new little addition to our family. OK...maybe a lot excited! I've given most of my baby items away, I am finished. I still have a cradle, playpen, infant carseat (only because it can attach to the stroller I've been using), and stroller. We have already had friends give us a crib, let us borrow an infant swing and I think a bouncy seat. We are planning on attending "Just Between Friends" children's consignment sale in September. We are still looking for a highchair and a rocker/glider for upstairs.
Today McKinzie and I went to Target to sign her up for a registry. WE had fun! McKinzie asked questions like, "Why so many choices of bottles?" or wondered why so many pacifiers. I told her it is all a preference of what the mom wants. So, "Mom, what do you want?" She smiled and made some decisions. She decided to check out items at the consignment sale before she put them on her registry. I was impressed that she is very "OK" with used items for her first baby. Which I'm glad...baby items are expensive.
I've been struggling with the thought of throwing her a party/shower. I just can't do it. I love her!! and I am now excited for this baby, but I still can't throw her a party. She needs one, the baby needs one, but I don't agree with the decision she made, over 7 months ago. Her amazing visiting teachers stepped up to help. They are going to give her a baby shower.
We all have learned many things about ourselves during all this, and I'm sure we will continue to learn. I just hope it's not too painful.
20 hours ago