17 August 2010

are you ready?

for some pretty hilarious images on how not to raise a baby, click here.

everywhere i go these days, i've been getting the question..."so, are you ready?" 

these curious folks are obviously referring to the fact that i look like i'm about to pop any minute and they are concerned whether i know what i've gotten myself into.

to answer their question....no. no, i'm not. i have to admit, i feel pretty knowledgeable about pregnancy, but when it comes to actual child-rearing and raising, i have no idea what i'm doing. i haven't been the pregnant woman that is scouring over baby books, learning different techniques, routines, or tricks on how to get your baby to sleep through the night. i'm not really sure how much i'm going to be feeding him each day, or how many diapers i'm going to go through in the first month. what i am ready for is lots of snuggling, loving, cuddling, cooing and baby talk. the rest....well, i'm hoping the knowledge will come naturally, and i will no doubt learn as i go. right, right?? i need some encouragement here.

what i'm also ready for is....more food. particularly a second breakfast. my appetite has been insatiable the last couple of days. i was hoping that was a sign of labor, but i keep hearing that it is supposed to be the opposite. either way, i'm starved. today's first breakfast consisted of apple cinnamon overnight oats, a vegetarian sausage, and a handful of grapes. i'm currently sitting here twiddling my thumbs, trying not to go back into the kitchen to make waffles.

but i think we all know that is a battle i'm going to lose.

have a happy tuesday. xo.


anna said...

Make the waffles.

I can't wait for you to be a mom, you will be an absolute natural. I don't know much about parenting, but I think you will just figure it out as you go along.

I love you and miss you guys so much!

Jill said...

It's weird how naturally motherhood comes and your instincts will kick in. Everything with your first will feel like a big deal....and it is a big deal. This is the baby that will make you a mother..so cherish every moment, the good and the bad and the pulling your hair out hard.

And then look forward to your second, and third or even fourth baby. Because truly....it just gets exponentially better and in many ways, easier with each one.

Good Luck Laura! I'm envious of your life the next several weeks...such a magical time.

Nate and Lynlee said...

Seriously Laura you are going to be a pro from the start. Honestly there were things I said I would or wouldn't do before the baby came, and since then, have done the opposite. You will learn right along with him.

Don't put too much pressure on yourself to be perfect. All I know is that baby is so fortunate to have you both as parents. Honestly.

The Dumas Family said...

The baby gets the waffles :0) You'll do great as a mother. The hardest part is being pregnant, in my opinion. I have no doubts that baby Jacobe is going to be thrilled with his choice of a mom and dad. You need to give yourself more credit! Hang in there. Let me know how the doctor goes.

The Campbells said...

You'll do great Laura! You and your little guy will learn together and then when you have another baby, you will learn all over again. Don't stress about every little thing. Just enjoy the moments. They grow up way to fast.
Love you!