This baby thing is starting to feel more and more real with every week that goes by. It’s really not going to hit me until we are driving home from the hospital with our baby girl safely tucked into her car seat. It’s going to be so surreal. I bet I’ll spend a few days just staring at her in amazement that she’s really mine. Some people believe they are going to have a baby from the second they see a positive pregnancy test. Me, on the other hand, have a slightly more pessimistic view on the whole thing, while still hoping for the best.
I am enjoying playing along with all the baby preparations as we get closer and closer. Josh and I had a very busy day visiting daycares and doing our baby registry! We started the day out with tours of the three nearby daycares. My friend, Lauren, armed me with tons of great questions to remember to ask and to look for when visiting the daycares. At the end of the day, Josh and I unanimously agreed on one of the daycares, as it really stood out among the rest. I already started to feel a little sad and anxious over the thought of taking my newborn to daycare, but at least we are really comfortable with the daycare that we chose.
We also did our baby registry! My baby shower plans are underway, so Josh and I felt it was a good time to get our registry started. It was a little overwhelming trying to chose baby products when there are so many kinds! We started off in the baby bottle section of the store and were amazed at the hundreds of variations. Josh scanned one of every type, so we could try them out and let Taylor decide what she likes and exchange the rest.
We have most of the big baby items already. We started accumulating things back when I was pregnant with the Green Beans and I’ve had a lot passed down to me from friends with older kids. So, we just registered for all the little things that we’ll need.
I’m still hoping and praying every day that things continue to go well. That my dream of bringing Baby Taylor home, full term, and healthy, will come true in about 13 weeks!