The Countdown to Baby E’s Arrival is On!

I am still in disbelief that it is 2014 already! Is it just me or did it feel like 2013 just flew on by?!?

2013 certainly goes down in the books as being a memorable year. Not only was it a year of opportunity, but it was also a year that brought with it big news for our family.

After over a year and a half of trying to conceive, we received the news on the Canada Day long weekend that we were expecting a baby. This news came just a few days shy of my initial consult with a fertility specialist.

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In October of 2013, we were tickled pink to find out we were expecting a girl!

Being that this is our third child, we have a lot of our baby gear already stored away. For awhile there, I thought for sure I would have to evict my son from the crib. He downright refused to transition to his big boy bed. Until the other night when a switch went off, and without a fuss my little guy made the big move from the crib to his big boy bed.

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We still have so much to do when it comes to preparing for the baby’s arrival. We have the name all picked out. We have started to shop for itty bitty baby clothes. One thing we have yet to do though is start preparing the nursery. We had planned to begin work on the nursery in October, but unfortunately life threw some curve balls at us when we found out our ensuite was leaking yet again. This time into the nursery.

The problem has since been rectified… we are just waiting for the builder to finish laying new drywall in the nursery and replacing the water damaged carpet.

This hasn’t stopped me from daydreaming of the nursery. I have visions of a turquoise and coral nursery dancing in my head.

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I just can’t wait to see it all come together in the coming weeks.

Gasp…

Every time I stop and think about how quickly Baby E’s due date is approaching, I have a touch of anxiety overcome me. I’m so excited for the bundles arrival in March, but I am also extremely nervous. You would think this whole giving birth to a baby is a whole new experience for me. Let it be known – I have done it 2 times already with a late miscarriage in between.

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The emotions that come along with becoming a Mother are indescribable. What I can tell you is that aside from my wedding day… there is nothing that will ever top the day I welcomed my son and my daughter to the world.

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So while I may be feeling nervous, I try to not let myself focus on the labour and delivery that I am soon to endure. Rather I reflect and remember all those special moments I shared with my other children that I will soon get to experience again.

Insert raging pregnancy hormones *sniff, sniff*…

In only a matter of a few weeks I’ll have a new bundle in my arms. I’ll be learning how to breastfeed again. Enjoy falling in love all over again (not to say I haven’t already fallen head over heels with this wee little bundle in the womb). I can’t wait to inspect her little fingers and little toes. To witness the first smiles, and take in her first giggles. Most of all I can’t wait to watch my children grow a bond with their little sister. Heavens knows my daughter is overly excited for baby “granola” to join the family. The baby hasn’t even arrived yet, and my daughter is already is pestering to take her in for show and tell at school.

There is no doubt that 2014 will be a year of change for our family, but in the best way possible!

Until that change takes place… I really need to shift my focus on preparing! Sometime between January 17 and 30, you will find me taking advantage of Sears Canada’s Baby Day Sale. A sale that provides you with 15% off almost everything in the Baby’s Room – nursery furniture, strollers, monitors and more! Plus, there will be great deals on infant apparel. Think, all of those adorable clothes (excluding everyday low prices of Carter’s) and the beautiful nursery furniture, all on sale! Check out all the awesome baby gear for yourself, and see why I am going goo-goo, ga-ga over it all!

Disclosure: I am part of the Sears Mom Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Comments

  1. jaymi fillier says:

    This brings back memories of last summer when i was expecting my third little one. Its such an amazing thing to see our children welcome and love a sibling. I still catch myself tearing up watching them all interact.

  2. SO excited for you, Nicole!!!

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