Friday, September 21, 2012

To-do Lists

Another Friday...another week!  Can I just say it? 32 down, 8 to go? There I said it.  Still counting down.  While I know at some point this will drive me crazy, right now the weeks seem to be flying right by.  October is just 9 days away, our 4 year wedding anniversary is 49 days away, and of course my due date is now just 56 days from today!  We all know how Autumn can just fly right by.  Before we know it I will be cuddling with my baby girl this winter!

Last week I talked about what we still needed before our baby girl arrives.  Y'all should know, there really isn't a single thing we need!  (Ok, maybe just a crib mattress!) Many wants, many like-to-haves, but I have to say we are so blessed to have our needs met.  Lately I feel I have been overusing the word "blessed."  But there truly is no other way to describe how I feel! 

As far as material items go, we are thankful to have our needs met.  But we still have a lot on our to-do list before this baby arrives:
  • find a pediatrician or family doctor (we have another interview today)
  • sign our baby up for health insurance (does this have to be done before she arrives?)
  • hang the wallpaper in the nursery
  • install carbon monoxide detector and check all smoke alarms
  • schedule any guests for after Eleanor's arrival (call me if you want to come visit!)
Those are items that are high on my list right now.  But before too much longer we will have to start thinking about:
  • installing the car seat
  • packing a bag for the birth center
  • stocking the freezer with extra meals
  • and of course, decide if I want to take any maternity photos
It is no secret I am not a big fan of pregnant photos of me.  You have seen all of 3 I think.  I am not sure why this is, I may just be uncomfortable with all this sudden change in me.  But I may want to capture a few photos before it is all over.  I found this awesome idea on Pinterest and while I wasn't considering maternity photos at all before, now I think I may want a few:
How great is this idea!  I would love to do this on our anniversary since it is just days before my due date.  We can recreate one of the special photos from our wedding day:
Now I just need to find a long white maternity dress!

What do you think of maternity photos? Yay or nay?

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