A few weeks ago, Sarah texted me and said that her belly-button seems to have “popped” and she was wondering if that meant that Caleb was ready to come out. I know that she’s getting to the point in pregnancy where she would love for Caleb to come any day now. And I’m pretty excited about that too – but I also realize how much preparation we still have to do before that can happen!
We’ve been in Ashland, Oregon for about a week and a half now. Sarah’s parents are coming tonight or tomorrow, and they’re going to help us get the rest of our house unpacked, setup and put together. It’s going to be really helpful. Sarah’s dad will be working on the crib, which is a goodo thing, since I’ve heard that many marriages almost ended when the couple tried to work to put the crib together.
The baby industry is a pretty overwhelming one. I know that back in the day (and in parts of the world today), people had babies and did just fine without all the “stuff” that we’re used to using today, but there still seems to be a lot of stuff that’s pretty helpful to have, and makes the transition to having a baby somewhat easier.
When we left Asbury, people at the church were super generous, and we were able to get some big items that were on our list (crib, a nice rocker/glider armchair for the nursery, some other furniture, etc). And lots of people were really generous and gave us some other baby stuff, which has been great. Later in December, our church here is throwing us a baby shower, and there are some who are very excited about that.
But I certainly didn’t want to deprive you all of the opportunity to look through our registries. So, below are a few links to our two registries. Since we don’t have a Babies”R”Us near us anymore, and the Target baby section in Medford isn’t that great, we’ve moved almost everything over to our Amazon registry. We also have a few things on a Pottery Barn Kids registry. So in case you’re so inclined, those are the links.
It’s crazy to think that we’re about 7 weeks (officially) away from welcoming our baby boy into this world. Oh how our lives are going to change. And I can’t wait.