Last weekend we were showered by our family with gifts for baby Payne. To say I'm thankful would be an understatement. We have had an awesome support system through this pregnancy, and I don't know where we would be without it.
The week before our shower, i lived, blissfully ignorant of the revelation I would have soon. After our shower I had to face the fact: I have less than two months until my due date. Less than two months to become fully prepared for a baby, for birth. This can include small discoveries, like realizing you need a suitable robe or pajamas for the hospital, and larger ones, such as a carseat... There are more evident fears, but also equal excitement. While organizing shower gifts, I sat in the kitchen floor surrounded by bottles, completely ecstatic. I have no idea why baby bottles make the experience seem more real than clothing or anything else, but it was a breakthrough for me. Seeing our baby photos side by side was also one of
moments, that make me excited and a little emotional. I'm so thankful for everyone who made this shower happen and our families who were so generous and kind. This baby is already so loved.