I'm 36 weeks pregnant today! Here's a look at our nursery preparations:
Why yes, that is a garage. Our friends' garage, to be exact, as we still have no house. We do have an infant seat which isn't installed in the car yet since it'd be nice to be able to fold the seat down to move all of this stuff over to the house once we have it. Which was supposed to be yesterday. And is now next week. Tentatively. We were supposed to get an update this morning and it's now 2pm. I am making every effort not to lose my shit, though Raj could tell you I am having varying levels of success there. Depends on what day it is, what news we're getting, and how hot I am. Because these days I am VERY hot. While we are very, very fortunate to have our friends' house to stay in, unfortunately their AC went out right when it got very hot outside here in greater DC. Our friends are both away, but were able to call in a repairman who I met here and it turned out to be a quick fix. So now the house is what I consider comfortable and Raj considers freezing cold.
Nesting efforts to date have included getting a crib and nursery chair from Craig's List and sanding another friend's changing table so Raj can paint it white this weekend. We bought the car seat and have some more shower gifts and hand me downs with us. The movers have all of our remaining baby stuff. In order to reassure myself that we at least have some clothes in small sizes, should Baby Hiccup arrive before we're moved in, I spent a morning sorting all of our gift and hand me down clothes by size.
Yeah, she'll have something to wear. In addition to the clothes in bins, the cardboard box there is everything 12 months and up. We also have some clothes from my shower in Okinawa and a box of hand me downs from my neighbor there that are with the rest of our Okinawa shipment. I'm pretty sure Hiccup has more clothes than we do. Once I get an extra bin to contain the overflow 6-9 month clothes, hers will also be far more organized than ours, which are now all over our friends' basement, our suitcases having long since exploded everywhere.
It turns out that sitting here, obsessively refreshing my email inbox is not causing the house update email to show up (Who'd have thought?!?) so I suppose I could start some laundry and maybe work on corralling my clothes in anticipation of ever moving them out of here. All the while continuing to remind Hiccup that she is not to even think of showing up early. One more month, Baby Girl. Mama needs time to unpack.