Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Newborns and such

Today I realized why Emma seems so well rounded about playing with both girl and boy toys... We hardly have any girl toys.

I thought we had enough, but I was watching a friend's children today. One of them, Ella, is a 4 year old girl, and I think she was struggling for things she found fun. We have many boy type toys, and lots of unisex toys. Now that we will have two girls, I better get more girl toys.

In other news, I finally found matching bedding for my girls. I went to Pottery Barn expecting to have to pay between $400 and $500, which I was really having trouble justifying, especially with Christmas just around the corner. Luckily, I found this adorable bedding at the store, WAY on sale. I spent less than $200 and got more than I thought I would.

This pregnancy has been so interesting, because I really have had no time to think about actually having a newborn. Even now, with Sophie's due date moving quickly upon us, there are so many other things I have to think about. Getting the girls' bedding makes me realize that I will be slowing down quite a bit through the holidays. I worry that my duties as Primary President, combined with all the mom stuff you have to do as your children get older (volunteering at the school, lessons, sports, etc...) may be overwhelming with a newborn. The good thing is I love being more busy. It makes me feel as though I am accomplishing something. It gets me up out of my pajamas and helps me to be more organized.

People keep asking me if I am excited for Sophie to come, but I really haven't thought about it past the tasks I have drawn up for myself to get ready for her. Up until my buying trip yesterday, I hadn't thought about what having a newborn will actually mean for me and Elliott, or for her siblings. Maybe I am in denial. When ever people ask me if I am excited about having her, I respond I will be excited to not be pregnant anymore (thank goodness we don't carry our babies in utero as long as elephants, eh?)

But I am looking forward to meeting this new little spirit that HF has sent to our family. I can't wait to see what she will look like (Emma looked just like Andrew, but with more hair; will Sophie look just like Ethan?) I can't wait to see how different her personality is from her siblings. They are all so different, it is hard to believe they are being raised by the same parents. But it also proves that we all come here with a spirit that was already thinking and acting in heaven before it joined with a body here on earth.

1 comment:

Judy said...

Just be sure not to get so busy that you get run down and depressed!! Be sure to sleep as much as possible. I DO remember what it's like to have a newborn. I was just thinking Sun. about how I used to have to get up every two hours with David as he would eat on the dot. It was a sweet but exhasting time.

I am excited to meet her too!! : )