I don’t mean “blue” as in sad. I am talking bouncing, baby boy blue.
After 5 precious, little girls in a row, the pink had fully taken over in this house. I really do mean TAKEN OVER!
I am already not a fan of pink. I can tolerate a few shades of it, but my family, *ahem mom*, took full advantage of the fact we were having girls, and everything ended up being pink. We have pink bedding, clothing, shoes, socks, hats, seats, dolls, diapers, diaper covers, blankets, pacifiers, hairbows, coats, jackets, and more.
Every time we have been blessed with a new pregnancy I pull out the little baby clothes, sort through them, take out the oldest stuff that is stained and worn, and make sure we have what we need. After 5 baby girls in a row, the boy clothing has been taken down to pretty much nothing. I have a handful of items that range from newborn to 9 months. Not really enough. LOL
Now, I get to shop for manly clothing. Yes, manly! Every time I am in a store I find myself in the baby section oohing and ahhing over all of the tiny, precious baby boy outfits. The boy selection has really grown since we were blessed with Young Man 12 years ago. Thank goodness!
While I have been taking plenty of time to look over cute outfits for Little Man, I have purchased only one.
One! That gives something like, oh, I don’t know, FIVE for him.
I have been feeling like I have plenty of time left. As if I have months and months and months left in this pregnancy to plan, purchase, organize, and prepare.
It was Ms. Lovebug (8) who brought reality crashing in on me last week. She asked me, “When is he going to get here?”. I looked around, slightly confused, and asked her, “Who?”. She rolls her eyes at me, and with an exasperated tone asks me, “When will I have a little brother?”. Oh, duh! That is when it hit me. We had only 15 weeks left. As of this week, we only have 14 weeks left. Where in the world did the time go?
It seems like only yesterday I was looking forward to being 16 weeks pregnant so I could finally move past the supposed-to-just-be-morning-but-it-is-really-all-day sickness. Now, we are in our third trimester. The doctor appointments are becoming more frequent. Clothing that fits is becoming harder and harder to find in my closet. I am thinking of resorting to wearing some of Mr. Muscles shirts periodically!
Between now and Little Man’s due date of February 24th, I have 2 birthdays, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, New Years, Ms. Firecracker’s (10) optional gymnastics competitive season, and getting ready for his arrival.
I think it is time to start getting what I will need for Little Man. Let’s get a little forward progress going here!
I have picked out a bedding set, or three, that I really like.
I love the little construction theme. Fits Daddy (Mr. Muscles) perfectly. LOL
The whole ocean theme is great, too. Our family loves the beach!
Or, maybe something a little wild, like the zoo or jungle! Appropriate, don’t you think?!
The themes we have used for our other children are: Disney, green, farm, teddy bears, stars/ moons and bears, pink gingham w/ flowers, and pink with lady bugs. There has been plenty of pastel and light colors used so far. I know I want Little Man’s bedding to bright and fun, but there are so many great choices! Decisions, decisions.
What theme did you choose for your little one?
Blessed by God,