it's baby week.
so i'm spending today and tomorrow finalizing things around the house. and then...it's wednesday. baby day. i'll be busy finalizing things in labor and delivery for this pregnancy. ;)
i can't believe how fast it's come. yet it seem so far away.
i've thought a few times over the weekend that i was having some consistent contractions we weren't making it til wednesday. thankfully they went away. i told shaun how it's so silly because i'm super stoked to meet our baby girl...but really want our doctor. so i can wait a few days!!
i've dug out all my newborn diapers. i am going to fill her dresser today. and then...just wait for her to fill them.
i've got to clean up the kitchen a bit. and finish up laundry between today and tomorrow. that way when we come home on friday it'll be a nice home to come home to, and i won't feel the need to do anything but enjoy our family of five kiddos!!
i'm the one who also stays at the hospital for the full 48 hours. if they allowed more...i'd be there more. i seriously like not having to worry about cooking, cleaning, etc for a few days. but i also love being able to come home and enjoy our new baby. while at the hospital the baby stays with us pretty much the entire time. but i will say that usually one of the nights they'll take the baby for the picture (that we never buy, but i love having the proofs) and they'll keep her til her next feeding. i don't mind. and really does it matter? nope. it doesn't.
as a parent we get to make a whole bunch of choices. and they're ours to make. i just wish everyone understood that. being a parent is worse than being in high school sometimes. you get judged for the goofiest things. being a mom is still being part of the 'clique'...that irritates me to no end sometimes. i survived high school without putting myself into one 'group' of people. i was friends with a ton of different people. and it didn't matter to me. i had my two close friends and that was all i needed. and then i had a whole bunch of other friends that i talked to. i find myself the same type of 'mom'. i have a few close mom friends, and then i'm friends with a whole range of other mom friends. i like it that way. i love hanging out with all different 'types' of parents. especially when neither of us put so much weight on the choices we're making about raising our families. it's great. i don't need a soapbox to stand on to promote my 'views' because quite frankly, i don't care if you agree with them or not. they're my views and i'm standing on them, but not going to push them on you. and i hope that you don't do the same to me.
anyways...it sort of seemed like i'm trying to stand on a soapbox...so i'll quit before it becomes that way. my point is. as long as yours and mine are fed, loved, housed, and well taken care of...does it really matter what sort of milk they're getting (formula or breast or whole or soy or whatever) does it matter what is on their butts (disposable or cloth) does it matter if they have the bestest toys or just a few? nope it doesn't. not one single bit. so my challenge is to not judge. to not 'care' what the other parents around you are doing (of course as long as they're kids are safe etc) and to just worry about your own kids. and loving on them. because it goes by way too fast!
so i'm off to get ready for the day. my girls slept til almost 10. crazy. dustin slept til almost 9. which means so did i. sounds like a perfect start to baby week!!!
and i'm not so sure i'll get on the computer tomorrow. so be sure to stay tuned wednesday for baby updates!! feel free to add me as a friend on facebook if you aren't already...because i'm thinking i'll be updating that first because it's the easiest and i don't have a laptop. :)
Monday, July 05, 2010
it's baby week.
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