Now that I am entering my third (and FINAL!) trimester, I am starting to panic when I realize that I have done absolutely nothing to prepare for this new baby. I haven't pulled out the baby gear or unpacked the newborn clothes that are in storage. I haven't bought a baby book or made child-care plans for Riley when the big day arrives. And I have not lifted a finger to start getting her nursery ready!
In my defense there are several reasons why I am a little bit behind. Due to major complications leading up to this pregnancy I wasn't even acknowledging that we were really going to have another baby until I was almost half way through. Not to mention the fact that I am terrible at being pregnant. I am one of the lucky ones that is sick the entire way through and I have to stay properly medicated to be able to get through each and every day. The first 5 months of this pregnancy I was pretty much a zombie and thinking about projects around the house was more than I could bare. Now that some of the fatigue and nausea has lifted and most of my client projects are wrapping up, it is time to focus!
Nurseries are fun but tricky at the same time. I don't want to do anything that she will outgrow too soon and I waffle back and forth between calm and neutral and fun and playful.
After a few days of mulling things over, I have finally made a few decisions. All of these items are on their way to my house and will slowly be making an appearance in the nursery.
I still have a lot to figure out but at least it is a start!
Were you behind on planning for your second child too? I felt so "prepared" for Riley to arrive and this time it just seems like I am flying by the seat of my pants!