Whew, another week!
I've decided that my baby needs to be born on Feb 20 or 22.
My sister will be here that week, so it would solve the childcare issue. And all the other kids have even-number birthdays, so that'd work.....the 21st just wouldn't work, because it's a Sunday, and dh wouldn't have anyone to fill in for him at church!
Although, I think I've been very nice so far to arrange for the births to be very low-key, non-dramatic....maybe this time we need to shake things up a bit....my water could break right during the middle of his sermon....ROFLOL!
I went a tiny bit crazy tonight when I realized that I only have 3 weeks before I'm in the "safe" zone! If I want this kid to be born on the 20th, I should have started the 5w formula 2 days ago! LOL! Just kidding, but dang, it just highlights how close I'm getting, and how much I still have left to do!
Hoping that I can get back on the nesting craze this week....I got a bit derailed last week with the ultrasound drama.
This week I want to:
*call hospital and arrange a tour--having a homebirth, but I've pre-registered in case of transfer, and I found out they have a great "baby boutique" where they sell pumps, bras, etc....and they have professional bra fittings! Woo-hoo! I really want to get fitted and see if I can find a decent bra or two that I don't hate.
*finish organizing the birth and baby supplies I currently have (now that we know it's a boy, I need to make another trip to the attic!) and list what we still need....goal is to have everything for the birth by the end of Jan. Our church is giving us a shower this coming Sunday, so I'd like to have most of it done this week before bringing the new stuff in!
*finish making diapers and bedding for the co-sleeper
*re-cover the glider rocker....not that I *needed* another project, but I did need a rocker, and it was a gift. The furniture itself is in good shape (but not fancy), but the cushions are quite ripped. Got some fabric today, so now I just have to figure out how to do it!Tamara
I would have freaked over the loss of all that hard work! In fact, I have freaked over a lot less.....last week, I cooked some chicken for a casserole, and dh was being a sweetheart and cleaning up behind me AND HE THREW THE BROTH DOWN THE DRAIN!!!!
It still makes me angry, thinking about all that wonderful yummy goodness going down the drain....and I just have to wonder, who the HECK does that?? I mean, sure, drain the spaghetti water down the sink, but not the chicken broth--that's tomorrow's dinner!
Katie, honestly it will probably cost a bit more to buy flannel yardage than to buy receiving blankets. Don't ask me why, but that's been my experience.
If that's not a problem then yeah, do make sure you do something to seal the edges, even maybe some sort of iron-on edging tape. Easiest thing to do, IMO, would be run a straight stitch about a 1/2 inch from the edge, then wash/dry it a couple times...the edge will fray up to the stitching, but it will look cute that way!
I actually saw some plain (solid, stripes, checks) receiving blankets in blue and green at Walmart a few days ago.... these ones
. I find these
fairly non-annoying, too, but they are pretty gender-specific.