The strangest thing is happening. My blog is morphing into a mommy blog. More and more often I find myself thinking of blog posts I want to write, and then censoring myself because, "Ack! Too much baby!" But I don't know... I'm realizing that's a bad idea. I've always said I keep this blog primarily for myself as a document of my life, and if I'm constantly supressing the urge to write about pretty much the most major event of that life thusfar, then it all becomes a bit pointless, no?
When I first started blogging, I was fresh out of college, writing about working and dating. Then I got engaged and it became a blog largely about wedding planning and subsequently being married. Now there are babies happening, and so I guess it's time to talk babies for a while. I do promise that I will never, ever post a picture of my child on the toilet though. This, I solemnly swear. Feel free to bookmark this post and hold it over my head at a later date.
So, baby stuff. Y'all, I'm sure I'd be equally as over the moon about having wee little ones to munch on in a few months if I were having boys, but let me tell you, shopping for a girl is just about the funnest thing ever. I haven't quite transitioned to that girl who never buys anything for herself, and always shops for her kids (just ask the Gap, Old Navy, Motherhood Maternity, and Zappos, they'll vouch for me), but I'm more like the girl who constantly buys stuff for herself AND her kids. The perils of building a maternity wardrobe and a twin girls wardrobe at the same time.
Yesterday, my very first shipment of baby girl clothes arrived, and it felt like Christmas as I opened the boxes and lovingly stroked each sweet little garment. I was lucky enough to be gifted with a ton of baby clothes at my shower in May, but because we didn't yet know the sexes of the babies, all of it is gender neutral, so it's thrilling to toss a little bit of pink into the mix amongst all of the yellow and green.
I also made my first foray into cloth diaper purchases, and have found some pretty great deals on Charlie Bananas, Thirsties, and the Workhorse fitteds. I had planned to wait until after my upcoming shower to see if I ended up with a decent starter stash from that, but then these sales kept popping up and, figuring we'd have to buy some on our own eventually anyway, I decided to strike while the iron is hot. I also revamped my registry/shopping list based on the cloth diapering plan you all helped me create with your amazing advice and suggestions. I'll write a separate post about that soon.
But what I'm most excited about is that we're finally getting started on the nursery this weekend! We got a really good head start in my first trimester, buying cribs and large baby gear in the States before we moved since we didn't know what we'd find here and what could be shipped. Then the move happened and life kind of exploded for a while, so the nursery has been on the back burner. But we bought the paint a couple of weeks ago, and on Saturday Colby will be manning the brush and I'll have the roller, and if I'm a very good girl, maybe we'll even get cribs put together! Here's a little sneak peak since it'll probably be awhile before we have a finished product:
25 weeks down, 15 more to go!