Because it's easy to loose track of goals I set six months ago, I also like to set short-term goals. I have a list of things I want to do before the baby is born. Namely: I want to drag all the baby clothes, toys, stuff out of our "storage unit" in my parents' basement, sort through, and wash everything. Then I need to clean out Abigail's closet (the only space in my house that is not perpetually organized) so I have room to cram more clothes, toys, stuff in. Lastly, I need to get a toddler bed and re-arrange her room to make space for two kids.
Sometime during the doldrums of February or March, when we're weary of the snow, slush, and ice, feeling claustrophobic and cabin fever-ed, I'll start this project. A nesting project I never got to do with Abigail because we were too busy moving. If all goes well at tomorrow's ultrasound, I'll get to settle down and prepare a room, prepare a big sister, prepare a tangible space in our home for the baby who is half-way done with my womb. And I am so, so, so looking forward to the mundane normalness of the entire event.
If you can remember tomorrow to say a brief prayer for our baby, I would be very thankful. This time last pregnancy is when the Baby Heart Saga began. I want to log on tomorrow and have the only news I announce be a gender. (Or that we're having twins. I would really like to have twins this time, actually, and even though the early ultrasound already ruled that out, I'd be okay with announcing that news). So, yes. And feel free to cast your votes on a gender in the comments. I've had a two dreams, one in which the baby was a boy, and last night, the baby was a girl. I have a sneaking suspicious that the baby is a boy, but I also thought Abigail was a boy. Matt and I are fine with whatever gender - and will be okay if the baby is unhealthy - but if God was like, "Hey, you guys pick," we'd both pick girl. For the record, most people who've told us their vote have suspected a boy.