With the last two pregnancies, I had everything ready to go a few weeks in advance- everything. This time around- not so much. We're getting a bassinet tomorrow morning, and Zach should have the crib put back together sometime this week. I've organized all of our newborn through 3 month outfits in a little tupperware dresser in the girls' room. Other than that, we haven't really prepared anything. It's so weird- like it hasn't sunk in yet that we're actually going to have a baby around... really soon.
It seems the twins finally believe there's a baby on the way. I'm not sure they understand that he'll ever be a baby on the outside of Mom, though.
Mia, on the other hand, knows a change is coming. She's excited to hold her brother.
We keep trying to get her to name him for us. I stuck her on the computer and had her look at a baby name site. She has a much more open mind than I do- and asked about some names that I would have passed over without a second glance. She got pretty attached to Hamish for a few minutes, but when she realized we were still going to have the final say, kind of lost interest in the search. Now when I ask her how she feels about a name, she says reassuringly, "You just name him what you want, and I will like it."
So we're still in name limbo. When we were expecting Mia, we were dead set on Samuel if she was a boy. Then my cousin used it, and now it has gotten a lot more common, which is less appealing to me. It's just annoying to hear some mom calling your kid's name in the park. I can't imagine how all the Emmas and Isabellas out there feel when that happens probably every day. Anyway. This time, we thought we had settled on Greyson, until I heard it in reference to about five different boys in one week. Seems that one is getting too popular, too. I'm already so sad that Mia's name jumped in popularity the year after we named her, and I'm worried that with the new Eclipse novella, Bree's name is going to start popping up more often, too. Lame. We still have about two and a half weeks to decide on this kid.
I realized we might miss our last chance to get belly pics, so we went out today and took some. Zach does a pretty decent job, no? :)