We are getting ready for the little girl's arrival though. We've washed all her clothes and blankets and socks, we've set up the swing and bouncy seat, I got out all the bottles, and hopefully this weekend we'll install the car seat. So far Charissa and Verity have their bags packed for the hospital/spending the night with a friend, but Britt and I are still unpacked. Another task for this weekend.
This past weekend we had a wonderful "Baby Sprinkle" with lots of our friends and family. The shower was Christmas themed so there were all sorts of Christmas treats and music. We received adorable baby clothes, toys, a picture framed painted to match the girls' room, and a tutu. A lot of our friends pitched in together to get us the Ergo Baby Carrier which I am so excited to use! Hopefully it will help me balance carrying an infant and chasing after Charissa. My parents and grandparents gave us a Joovy Caboose Stroller - a much needed item for two! Some other friends of ours pitched in and gave us 3 months worth of Netflix - isn't that a wonderfully creative gift? It's winter, you're stuck inside with a newborn - you're bound to watch a lot of movies. And with the instant downloading and getting them in the mail, you don't even have to run out to the movie store!
Pray that I continue to have patience with these last few days. It's not that I'm uncomfortable or feeling terrible, it's just that I'm running out of things to do. And I can't really plan any projects because I don't want to have half-finished projects waiting for me when I get home from the hospital (or a mess to clean up). But I guess in a way it's good because it means Charissa and I have lots of time to just hang out and play together.
Only 11 more days ... keep us in your prayers!