I'm super excited to fill you all in and let you know Chris and I are expecting our first little one very soon, a baby girl!! We couldn't be more thrilled. My phantom due date as my doctor calls it is November 18th, but we're all thinking she'll make her debut sooner than that.
I couldn't have asked for a better pregnancy and we're so excited to meet our little one. It's been a whirlwind these last 8 months. It seems like 9 months is plenty of time to get her nursery put together with all the essentials, read up on everything you possibly can to prepare yourself on being a new parent, but come to find out, that 9 months sneaks up on you very quickly and before you know it, you're ready to pop and still not feeling ready.
All the anticipation of being a first time parent definitely wore on me a bit. The nesting kicked in as soon as I found out we were pregnant. You have this urge to want everything to be perfect and to make sure your 100% prepared. At least, that's how I've felt. I felt the need to read every book imaginable out there and every online review and rating for swings, bathtubs, strollers, etc. By doing all that, plus trying to get every project on my to do list for the house complete, I became just a tad overwhelmed with it all. Who wouldn't?
I've come to realize that I'll never be 100% prepared. Who really is? I've realized all she needs is our love. Everything else will fall into place. I'll get the hang of being a new mom, and Chris will be an amazing dad. I can't wait to take on the new role as mommy to my new baby girl and can't wait for her arrival. Until then, no more books! Now it's time to sit back and relax. I'll be enjoying these last few weeks by getting plenty of rest and sleep. I know those days will soon be gone.