this morning, when i woke - i headed straight to the nursery. we were stuck in doors this morning with hurricane irene barreling her way through the area. i sat in the nursery floor and put all of the laundered baby clothes on tiny baby hangers, sorting them all into piles according to size. i took the top shelf out of the closet (the shelves we added when that was my art closet) so i would have more room for tiny clothes to hang. i reworked the closet and moved the burp cloths to the changing table, got all of the diapers arranged, folded all of the tiny leggings, and placed all of the hangers into the closet. my good friend melanie was visiting and she helped me get everything in order.
husband had gotten up and headed to the kitchen to make us blueberry pancakes. we heard him in there stirring and whipping up pancakes, sizzling bacon, and frying up eggs.
he took a break from his breakfast making to come into the nursery to make an announcement - he looked out the window and said - "did you think that this is probably the last saturday you'll be in this nursery without a baby?"
i'd thought about it - i'd thought about it a lot. but, when you put it like that it does seem that this long battle and struggle in waiting for a baby to join our family could actually almost be over. it's honestly hard to fathom. we've been attempting to grow our family since 2004, and to think that there could be less than a week of days and nights that separate our lives as a childless married couple to being parents, it's sort of overwhelming.
sure, we're prepared. i've asked people to quiz me on what i might be missing. i found out i did not have enough socks, so now we have about 20 pairs. i was told we better get some baby nail clippers, so those have been secured. i found out we did not have a baby bathtub and that we better get one, and one miraculously appeared on my doorstep friday. we've packed a hospital bag, the diaper bag, watched videos, read books, had millions of conversations about how we'll parent and what the future looks like - but it still all seems surreal.
our e-mom's due date is friday - this coming friday - september 2nd. she told us when we met that she'd carried previous pregnancies overdue, so we do not really know when sweet darling deer could actually arrive. we'll just have to wait and see - however, we've been through an earthquake and a hurricane this week - so seeing our baby being born in 6 days is not too highly unlikely.