Bryson can be born now – I’m ready! I spent the day yesterday boiling a few new bottles (Med.ela Calm.a and Lan.sinoh Momm.a) and all of my breast pump parts. Man alive, I have a TON of breast pump parts! I pumped after every feeding with Matthew, and wanted clean parts each time so that I wasn’t washing parts all day. Now, I have quite the collection. It is handy having lots of clean parts ready for use, but it takes a lot of work to sterilize them all and then keep them organized. I’m not looking forward to the counter space they’ll take up!
I also did all of Bryson’s laundry! It was already washed and ready to go, but I wanted them all to smell fresh for him (since it’s been a year and 3 months of storage), so I got my two tubs of 0-3 months clothes out from the basement and washed them all in Dre.ft. Folding them wasn’t much fun, but it was fun going through all of them, remembering Matthew in them, and marveling that we’ll have a tiny baby again before we know it. Of course, my babies are not as tiny as one would expect – so the clothes actually look bigger than you’d expect for a newborn. I’m anxious to see what this little boy weighs in two weeks!
I moved Matthew’s clothes out of the nursery and into his new room. WOW – that felt weird. We are finalizing things these final two weeks and Matthew doesn’t even miss his old room. He naps in there still (it’s nice and dark) and he enjoys that, but that is all. When we tell him to go to his room (not NEW room, just HIS room), he runs for the blue room with much excitement. This is great! He is sleeping just great each night (I haven’t had to go in at night in several days) and is falling asleep more quickly now. It still takes a good 30 minutes to get him to sleep, but that’s better than 60.
After getting Matthew’s clothes out of the room, I was able to move Bryson’s clothes in last night. The room is pretty torn up with moving Matthew’s stuff out (lots of empty space on the walls), but it is 100% functional for Bryson, which is great. What a relief!
I still want these two weeks with Matthew, but I feel better knowing that we TRULY are ready for Bryson if he decides to come early. Whew!