Home stretch

April was a whirlwind. It started off with Lego’s birthday, followed by a busy spring break, Easter, a yard sale, my brother’s BYU graduation, Lego’s baptism (which I will blog about as soon as I can get pictures onto my computer), my brother’s sealing in the temple, and my niece’s baby blessing. It’s not surprising, then, that while I felt pregnant, I didn’t have a lot of time to think about the reality that a baby is coming very soon.

Now that the craziness is over, I have May to plan, prepare, clean, and make freezer meals. And I have to admit, I’m getting excited for this new little one. I can’t wait to meet him.

It feels good to check things off my To Do before Baby list too. If he was born today, the main thing I’d be stressed about would be his name. People keep asking if we’ve picked a name yet, and the answer is a big, fat NO. No, we don’t have several options we’re thinking about. No, we don’t have much of a clue at all. Yes, we realize we are really down to the wire.

The car seat, though? That I have cleaned. The crib? Cleaned, made up, and ready. The baby’s dresser is filled with his clothes, many of which were lent by my sister. I am almost done preregistering online at the hospital. I need to sanitize the pacifiers, and I haven’t bought diapers yet, but there’s plenty of time.

One more month. It feels good.


  1. Have you ever tried a website where you put in a name you like and it comes up with name suggestions that you might also like? I put Lego’s name into magicbabynames.com and it came up with names like Sean, Connor, Declan (not a common name, but I actually know a little boy named Declan), Dylan, Oliver and Alex. Not sure if you like any of those names or not, but it’s kind of a fun thing to look at.

  2. It’s a lot easier to choose a name at the last minute than clean and organize everything. Good job getting the hard stuff done. : )

  3. So proud of you. You are such a truly gifted Mother and I am so thankful you are my daughter. You boys are blessed to have you for a Mother. I am so excited to meet the newest one. Love you!!!

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