Ive gotten 2 dresses for this baby.. One was bought before I even found out the gender (it was a long sleeve black and silver cat dress that was marked down to a dollar, I figured even if I didn't use it I could use it as a shower gift) and the other was choosen by my oldest when we found out the gender (a yellow cat dress, can you tell we have a thing about cats over here??).. Other than that I haven't been doing ANYTHING to prepare for this baby.. Im 26 weeks on Saturday and other than choosing a name and pulling all the 0-3 month clothing out (we were unpacking anyway so pulling the clothes seemed logical) I haven't done anything. I don't know if I can even count choosing a name since I had one choosen since DS was 2 months old and hubby was deployed haha..
Plans for after the baby: I homeschool my children so Im making about 2-3 weeks off around my due date.. I don't see myself going early or late (my other three were born 39+6, 40, 40+1) so I figured that it will give us enough time to adjust to the baby. Hubby gets 10 days off and then he goes back to work, although they have told him if needed he can apply for leave after his paternity time to help. We have already told everyone that we really don't want visitors, our house isn't big enough to allow for overnight guests (840 sq ft with soon to be 6 people is a bit of a tight fit). I figure after our "time off" Ill start back on a light schedule unless I feel up to doing more. I have had really rough recoveries with 2 of my 3 births so Im playing it by ear on what we can do. I figure since we homeschool we aren't really on a "time line" anyway. Im not even technically required by the state to do anything until my daughter is 7 (she is 5 now) but I want to keep her somewhat on the same level as her peers just in case she ever has to attend public school.
Anyone lacking motivation? I don't know if its just me or the pregnancy or what but I can't motivate myself to do ANYTHING.. I haven't even started crafting for this baby yet! Or doing anything on my baby to do list..