Tuesday, July 29, 2008
the new baby
so, tomorrow i will be 34 weeks along. i realize what this means. when emmy was born she was two and a half weeks early, meaning i had her at 37 and a half weeks. if this baby comes as early it could be in three weeks! what?! three weeks!!! i'm not ready! well, i'm really not that unprepared. i don't have a stock pile of diapers or bottles or formula, but i do have a crib and some clothes. doesn't sound like much though, now, does it? i've got to get to the store and buy the bottles that i want. i have a very specific taste, so i need to be the one to get them. i also need to go to the WIC people and start the process of getting the baby on that when it (she) is born. formula is so expensive, but WIC has switched from enfamil to similac and the store brands are a lot closer to similac than enfamil so when i need to buy some i won't be so hesitant. the doctors say that you shouldn't switch a baby's formula once you've started with one, so i never liked getting the store brands because they were so different from enfamil, but now it'll all be okay. anyway, i need to start making a list of all the things that i will need for the baby and just buy stuff here and there so i'm not dumping a huge chunk of money at one time. maybe that way it won't seem like so much. must remember pacifiers!