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On Deadline

Thoughtfully penned on July 13th, 2011 and generally concerning M, Pregnancy

I can count the number of weeks until we meet baby girl on one hand. It’s a significantly lower number than the number of weeks since I last posted here. This is both encouraging – because it is so stinking HOT here right now – and a bit frightening – because we still have much we would like to accomplish before her arrival.

I don’t, however, find myself anxious. Maybe it’s because we have so much else going on that I don’t think about it much. Maybe it’s because God is pouring his peace into me moment by moment. Maybe it’s because I don’t feel the pressure of having everything “perfect” for her arrival like I did with the first (and even the second). Maybe it’s just because I’m so tired from life with a Kindergartner, preschooler, and toddler (not to mention the heat). Whatever it is, it is good.

I’ve tried to spend the last few weeks doing things with the kids, getting some schooling done, and trying to stay cool. But now that we’re down to three and a half weeks until the due date I’m beginning to realize that there are some things that need to be done. Such as diapers; we don’t have any small disposables and her cloth stash isn’t ready to wear. Such as car seat installation; we have the seat in the car, but right now there isn’t a seat available to install it into. Such as a place for her to sleep; we have a couple of options, but still need to do some work for her to have “her own space”. Such as clothes; they are all in the attic, but they need to be brought down, sorted through, and washed. Nothing major. All things that will get done. But definitely things that need attention.

I figure no matter what is or isn’t done, she will come when it’s her time to enter this world. And, quite frankly, she won’t know what “should” be ready for her.

Matt and I have always said we work best on a deadline. Let’s see how much we get done.

Noise from the peanut gallery

  1. Remember when you were pregnant with the first child? I don’t know about you, but my nursery was perfect and lovely and ready to go…three months before he ever got here! Skip on down the line some, and now Daniel is still rotating around his three sleepers, two outfits, and three onsies. And he still goes nekkie but for the diaper most of the time! Proving that all you need is nappies and love and food those first few months! ;) Praying for you daily!!

  2. When my third child (Owen) was born, we had nothing ready! He came 2 weeks early and my other children had come late so I thought we had plenty of time. We hadn’t found out ahead of time whether he was a boy or girl so after we brought him home, we started from scratch with clothes and blankets and things. And you know what? Everything pulled together despite the lack of preparation!