A few weeks ago, I posted a list of things I need to do to get ready for the wee one, who nerdily enough has been nicknamed Kubuntu by my husband. (I think he may like his Linux-running computer a little too much). I'm making progress on crossing things off.
I found the new infant carseat I had been considering on Zulily for about half price. I also happened upon a lady on my neighborhood listserv selling an Ergo carrier for less than half-price. That latter wasn't a need. I have two Maya Wraps, a Baby Bjorn, a pouch and a nice Kelty baby backpack, so baby carriers abound in our house -- but I have kind of had Ergo envy since testing a friend's a year ago.
So baby stuff is acquired, although I need to still get a few little diapers and some lanolin. I think I've decided upon a seating chart for all the carseats in the car.
I got into the attic (it sure is hot in there!) and pulled out baby clothes -- even finding our family going home outfit. I didn't think when our ten year old wore a particular outfit home that I would be using it some day on a sixth baby almost eleven years later.
I haven't figured out where to store the baby clothes yet. I probably need to leave that decision to my interior decorator and organizer-in-chief (aka my husband). Right now the baby clothes are sitting in a box in my room and probably will live there for at least a while.
I have not done a thing towards packing a hospital bag or making arrangements for the kids. Since I seem to always go late, packing doesn't seem like a priority. The kids are a priority, but I'm not sure where to turn. Most of my friends have a lot of kids themselves and don't live close by. The teenagers either don't drive or they have jobs. My sister-in-law and family have always watched the kids in the past, but due to issues related to our conversion to Catholicism, she is not an option any longer. This is the thing that is currently bugging me most.
I have been plugging away on homeschool plans and such things though. I'm not entirely done, but I'm making progress.
I've been trying to keep the house tidy, keep up with produce growing in the garden and putting some meals and other stuff into the freezer. Ladies from church will bring meals for a week or two, but the longer I can stretch that out the better.
And my body is physically getting ready. I had a check up yesterday -- the wee one is head down and I am starting to dilate and efface, although I know from personal experience that I do both well before my due date, so I can't work up too much excitement, but it is always nice to know things are moving in the right direction.
At this point, although not everything is done, I would be more than happy to be unpregnant again just as soon as possible.
More Quick Takes to be found at Jen's place.