May 21, 2010 § 1 Comment
Hi everyone. I’m Rhiana and I am 23 weeks and 4 days pregnant with my first baby. I’ve long wanted to join the ranks of the many wonderful blogging mothers and mothers-to-be but was unable to get up the gusto to start. My pregnancy has been very uneventful so far and I was thinking that the ease and peace I have been experiencing somehow disqualified me from writing. I’ve since decided… I’m going for it! I hope you’ll enjoy my ramblings and let me warn you now, my ramblings are very often very random in nature 😉
So speaking of random, you may wonder about my choice of picture for this blog. Well, I feel as though this image represents how I’ve been feeling since finding out I was pregnant back in January 2010: beautiful, serene and a bit foggy! I’ve always been a very driven, focused person and this feeling of calm is definitely new for me. Needless to say, I’m loving it and while it can be exciting to move forward in your mind to when the baby will arrive, I am trying to stay present and not to get too far ahead of myself. Easier said than done I can tell you!
Being it that I’m just over halfway through my pregnancy, my mind has been going a mile a minute. I’m quite focused (read: obsessed) with my what-I-need-to-bring-baby-home list and have run it by basically everyone I know that has had a child, is with child or has read a lot about having a child. It’s not quite finalized but right now it looks like this:
- 5 sleepers (check)
- 2 sleep sacks (check)
- bassinet and bedding
- infant car seat (check- borrowed)
- baby sling/Bjorn (check- borrowed)
- bum wipes
- baby nail clippers
- nose aspirator
- 10 receiving blankets (have 5)
- 3 bibs (check)
- cuddly blanket for snuggling/nursing (check)
- 10 onesies (have 2)
- baby wash and lotion
- baby bathtub
- baby washcloths (check)
- 5 pairs baby socks
How am I doing all you Mum’s out there? Of course I also have a number of things I probably don’t need immediately (or at all, really).
Well, I think that is all I have for post 1. I hope to post daily and hope that my ramblings will be of use/comfort to all you mothers-to-be who may be reading this. Good luck and happy baby growing!