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The Boy Scout Motto is My Motto.

Anna was born three weeks early. Ellery was about three and a half weeks early. Both caught me unprepared- no bags packed for the hospital, lots of necessities left to buy, etc. Both times I went to the doctor for a regular pregnancy checkup and got sent straight to the hospital to have the baby right then. The doctor really didn't want me to stop and pick up Brendan on the way. With Anna I remember freaking out because I didn't even have a ponytail holder with me. Brendan saved the day and whipped one out of his backpack.

I am determined to learn from my experiences and not be unprepared this time. Today is 36 weeks- about four weeks from my due date. Given my past history, I'm expecting a baby any time now. And I am prepared.

I've packed my bag with everything the baby and I could possibly need.

I've bought bottles and pacifiers and little baby hats and clothes and all the things I will need after the surgery and every necessity I could think of. I really want to avoid stopping at a store on the way home from the hospital- something I had to do with both Anna and Ellery.
Moses Basket with Receiving Blanket
He has a place to sleep with pre-washed bedding. I made the simple flannel receiving blanket. Love those monsters. I've pre-washed all his other blankets and clothing, as well.

I sewed a stack of burp rags yesterday morning.
Burp Rags

I knit the tiniest pair of socks imaginable and am about halfway done with a matching tiny hat.
Tiny Socks and the Beginnning of a Tiny Hat

A Little Light Reading
I even stocked up at the library last night. Having a good book makes getting up for a late night feeding infinitely easier for me.

I even started a new quilt. OK, this one isn't technically in preparation for the baby. It's more a means of distraction and relaxation.
Beginning a Charm Quilt
I've been collecting fabrics for weeks and am thrilled to actually start sewing.

There's really only one thing we are missing (ok, except maybe some wipes and a trip to the grocery store for milk)- a name. Nope, no name for this kid yet. Samuel Ian is definitely the front runner but we just can't seem to commit to it. Any suggestions? Not too worried about this one, though. There's still time to decide.

So, bring it on. I'm ready.


Gwendolyn said…
Patrick, Anthony, Hiram, I don't know names are hard! Good Luck picking! :P
balloongal said…
Way to be prepared. This just means he's going to throw you for a loop and come later than expected. Good luck with everything and don't hesitate to call us if you need anything. We're happy to pick up things from the store for you or bring you meals. And of course visit you at the hospital.
Jennifer said…
Dewey!! ;) If we had ended up with a boy, he would have been William Samuel - and he would go by Sam because the thought of a Little Billy was more than I could take. So Samuel is a good name =)
Sherri said…
I still think Ian Scott is good but I was wondering-- why not Ian Neville? I like it, how about you?
Leserlee said…
We didn't have a name for our little guy either. We brought a list of names that we each liked, in no particular order, to the hospital and decided on one that morning while waiting to go in to surgery. We had to wait for him to come out, to make sure the name fit, and it did. So yeah, just bring a list and see what fits him best. I do like Ian for the middle name, it was on my short list, but obviously got nixed. That's okay, I like the name Bryant (just don't use it for your little guy!).
Katie B. said…
Good for you! You'll be much more relaxed knowing you have things under control. Good luck!

Boys names are hard. I really like Samuel Ian.
Snell said…
I like Caleb and Jackson. I can't figure out a name for my child either. but I have until August to pick and I don't know yet if it is a boy or girl. let me know what you choose. I just might have to steal it too :) I really like Austin Anthony is good too. Stewart is a good one too. or Spencer or Zachery, okay that is all I have thought of.
Good Luck!
Me said…
I just realized, Samuel Ian's initials would spell out Sir, that's cool!

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