Yesterday, my husband and I attended our first "Birthing For Dummies" class. Okay, no, that's not what it's really called, but it kind of felt like that. M says it's because I am more educated about pregnancy and childbirth than most first-time-moms. Okay, that's probably true, but there is still a ton that I don't know. I was really hoping for some new information. Instead, I felt as if it was all stuff that I could have read about in any of my pregnancy books. I guess I am just going to have to wait and see for myself what it's all about. The best thing about the class was that we got to sign up for our hospital tour and will be doing that in a couple of weeks.
Today marks the beginning of my 32nd week of pregnancy. I simply cannot wrap my arms around the concept that we only have about two months to go before he is here. I feel as if I am glad for those two months, because we still have a lot of work to do. The nursery progress has kind of stalled because neither of us like to paint. In fact, in the five years we have lived in this house, we have painted one wall. Granted, it was a big wall, but it took us forever and scared us away from ever wanting to paint again.
We finally went and bought the paint today, choosing a pretty light blue color called "spa." I was torn between yellow and blue, but I figured, what the heck? Boys should have lots of blue. I also had purchased these really neat cloud decals a few weeks back and they would have looked rather odd on a yellow "sky."
I was going to work on taping off the nursery this week and then M was going to paint next weekend. I say "was" because our neighbor (who has painted every wall in her house. Twice.) came over as we were getting back from buying the paint and offered her services. She is going to come over on Tuesday night and paint the nursery for us. She said that she actually finds painting relaxing and wants to help. This is incredibly sweet and giving of her and we are offering babysitting services in exchange.
So, if all goes according to plan, the nursery should be painted Tuesday and then hopefully, M will be able to put the crib together this week as well. After that, it's mostly a matter of getting everything arranged as we want it, hanging curtains, and things for the walls. But it will feel so good to get things really started. Thank goodness for our kind neighbor!