December 31, 2009

Last Day of the Year

We spent this morning at the midwife's office for our regular appointment. Bit is doing well and I'm trucking along only major compliant is heartburn from hell. I've basically taken to sleeping sitting up. It's hard to believe that after our next appointment we'll be going in weekly to see the midwife. One of the women in our prenatal class had her baby and the rest are in line to have their babies soon too. It still seems pretty crazy that we'll soon be part of that group.

Everyone keeps asking us if we're ready for Bit. My response is always no we're not ready. That's both true and false. Speaking practically we are ready, nursery is more or less done (we'll post pics when we are done with the finishing touches), we have our wills done, have taken classes, had our home study for the second parent adoption and are on multiple daycare waiting lists. In reality we're probably ahead of the game. But the truth is no amount of preparation will get us ready for Bit and as much as the planner in me hates that I also acknowledge that it's probably for the best. Try as I might I cannot fathom all the ways our world is going to change by Bit's arrival. I figure that if I go into it without any preconceived notions or set standards of how it should be we will be better off.

It's hard to believe that in 5 1/2 hours it will be 2010 and in 43 or so days our Little Bit will be here. Happy New Year everyone!


anofferingoflove said...

Wow, you're so close!! Happy New Year, I'm sure it will be a wonderful one with your new babe! :-)

Sarah said...

A friend of mine just delivered her baby girl this morning at 33 weeks. I'm sure she didn't feel all that ready especially thinking that she had so many weeks left. I don't tell you this to worry you. She and the baby are doing wonderfully and are healthy. I do hope you go to your due date of course, but I know that if you had Bit tomorrow, you'd both be fine too. xoxo

Anonymous said...

I'm with Sarah, you're ready - even if you don't know it yet. It HAS gone by quickly though. Crazy how that happens when you're watching from the outside.

Here's to a wonderful New Year for you & your sweet family!

CD and SP said...

That is a wonderful attitude to have! Always keep your mind and heart open and wondrous things will occur, especially when you're unprepared for them to!

Next in Line said...

You are ready for a wonderful adventure. That is all you need. The rest will fall into place.

Anonymous said...

Not to worry you, but I think that being ready for parenthood means getting as ready as you can, (considering that you haven't been through it before,)while at the same time, knowing that unexpected things can happen. Sometimes things don't always go as planned, but if you relax, and focus on looking after yourself and the baby, everything else will work out. The baby's needs at first are very simple: full tummy, dry diaper. Mommy's needs: sleep!

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