Hi guys! I have decided that my blog needed a "catchy" name, so I have changed it (better to do it now at the start then later on down the road, right?) to 'Mommy Memoirs'. Hope everyone likes it. =)
Now as for the second part of the title of this post - NESTING! I'd like to know your thoughts on what most pregnant women and people in general refer to as "nesting" (while pregnant). Did you nest when you were pregnant? Are you nesting now? Did you nest through your entire pregnancy, in the middle, towards the end?
As for myself, I was a bit on the lazy side for the first 3-4 months of my pregnancy. Now, at my 5 1/2 month mark, I am finding myself cleaning, organizing, crafting, creating, and blogging! more than ever. I am also very interested in and enjoy participating in photography. So of course, I have been taking new pictures, framing new and old ones, and displaying them in my home.
I have also been working on a scrapbook for Kinslee, called 'Letters to Kinslee'. It's a collection of letters that I have started writing to her since a couple days before I found out I was having a girl. I try to write to her every day, and will continue to do so, even after she is born. One day, when she is old enough to read and understand them, I will give her the book to keep and reflect back on. To be honest with you, I read the letters to her Daddy, and he tears up just about every time. Sometimes they are more humorous than others, but they are always filled with emotion and love. I tell her about our family, our pets, her Mommy and Daddy, and how much she has changed our lives for the better.
We have also been fortunate enough to have TONS of baby girl clothes, bibs, hats, receiving blankets, burp clothes, toys, stuffed animals, socks, and shoes given to us, as well as 2 bouncy seats, a travel swing, a boppy, a baby tub, and several other special things from our family, friends, and of course her grandparents. Some may think.. 'So what's the point of a baby shower now?' Well, here's my answer to that: I still need a lot of necessities, such as DIAPERS!, WIPES!, bottles, nipples, lotions, creams, and other bath accessories.. I also need a few big things, like 2 car seats (we have two vehicles and it would make it so much easier) and the bases for them, a stroller (or 2), baby clothes hangers, organization/storage bins, etc. Not that I mind receiving more clothes, but we do have a pretty decent amount already! And as for the crib, her Nanna and Poppa are buying her a convertible crib (from crib, to daybed/toddler bed, to full size frame). Also, her Aunt Vicky is buying her a beautiful matching changing table/dresser.
I'm passing down all my model horses, My Little Pony's, music boxes, snow globes, and stuffed animals to my daughter. We are going to run shelves all around the perimeter of her room to display these things. =) Her nursery (per Mommy and Daddy's choosing) will be decorated in pink camoflauge and horses. I hope that Kinslee takes after her Mommy (and Daddy) and loves horses too, though I would never force it on her. However, her Nanna has already given her an AMHA registered Miniature horse (mare) named Skylark. How cool is that?!
You might think, well, this little girl is going to be SPOILED. However, I choose to disagree. My daughter will have most of what she wants, and all of what she needs, BUT.. she will learn the value of a dollar and hard work. She will have to earn her rewards and her privileges, just as her parents were raised.
Ending this LONG post now, hope you all enjoyed. <3