Day 1: Monday, April 19, 2010
Today I started the day by cleaning our bedroom so I could put the pack and play in ready for baby to come home. While I am still standing strongly on trying to get the baby on a good sleeping/eating schedule as soon as possible and having the baby sleep in it's crib right away, I am also not an idiot! I like my sleep and I know it will take me a little while to get used to getting up with the baby in the middle of the night, so I want to have the baby in our room for a little while. I decided to put the Pack 'n Play together in the living room. I wasn't thinking about having to fit it through the doorway into our room. Needless to say, I had to take the things almost completely apart to fit it through the door to our room and put it back up in there.
After getting my room ready, I organized a few more things in the baby's room. While I don't remember any more than just the stories, my mom said that I loved Beatrix Potter books when I was a toddler. She has told me many times about our trips to the library so I could get my books. This is something that I have always enjoyed hearing about, so with the baby's room, I have decided to do a Peter Rabbit/Beatrix Potter theme. The bedding I picked out is mostly blue, tan, and white. It is a bit boyish, but I decided that I can add flowers and other colors to the room after the baby is born if it is a girl. So, for now, things aren't completely done in there, but I di have everything assembled and washed! It is going to be a hard day for Zoe when she realizes that the crib is no longer hers! Everytime I am in the room, she comes in and sprawls out in the crib!
Tonight I invited my family over for dinner. Lou grilled burgers and hotdogs and we just hung out. I wanted to have them over for dinner one last time before the baby because I don't know when I will have the energy to make dinner for everyone again! It might be a while. Keira had so much fun having everyone around to play with her. She hung out with Uncle Louie for a while tonight without crying. She still isn't sure what to think of him!
And of course, there is the never-ending laundry! It is currently taking over a corner of the dining room because I wanted it out of our bedroom when I cleaned. So, you will be hearing more about laundry tomorrow as I attempt to get this mountian out of my dining room!!