Friday, April 29, 2011
We've really kicked into full baby mode, working on projects in preparation for this summer. I sorted through boxes and boxes of ER's outgrown things, pulling out special outfits we want to hold onto just in case we have a third go around, and packing up bags and bags of extras to drop off with friends. We sent a bunch of 2T summer clothes to my cousin in New York and it was fun to see his daughter wearing one of the dresses for Easter. I tend to be a bit of a pack rack when it comes that kind of thing; it was a little heart wrenching to see them go. Knowing they are being used and seeing them on other little ones we love makes it a lot easier.
Brad has been working hard to clear out the basement and move stuff around the house for storage while he works on finishing it and making us a playroom and office down there. He's dropped off several bags full of stuff to donate and made a few trips to recycling centers. He's getting ready to lay down tarp on the floors this weekend and we're going to try to finalize a paint color for ER's room soon. We don't have to paint the baby's as it's already a nice shade of green but since ER's walls are still white it seemed like a good time to tackle that. Finding a booster seat for her is also on our to do list.
So far Baby #2 is measuring right where ER did, within the normal range but at the very bottom. I'm anticipating we'll need some newborn things so he doesn't look lost in everything, but I'm going to try to hold off making really stocking up until closer to the birth. I'll be seeing the baby at least once and possibly twice a week toward the end, since I'm considered high risk, so I should have a very good idea of the baby's projected birth size. The doctors were pretty good about predicting with ER, I was just kinda clueless and didn't realize how small six pounds of baby was until I was holding her!