Deck the Halls & Prep the House

December has been busier than usual around our house… While the Christmas tree was set up, lit and decorated by the second week in November, there’s been presents to buy and wrap, plans to make and most importantly, a house to get ready for a new baby!

This past weekend was spent readying the house for the newest member of our family. Getting things switched around in the nursery, moving Collin’s clothes and toys into his room rather than dispersed throughout the house (we’ll see how long that lasts!), moving the 0–3m clothes back into the dresser, optimizing the space in our bedroom to allow room for a bassinet… The list goes on.

I have to say, bringing out all the itty-bitty clothes has gotten me a bit more excited about the fact that in a week we’ll have a new little one at home. We couldn’t ask for a better Christmas present… Though I’ve found myself on the verge of tears more than a few times in the past week or so wondering how we are going to manage it all. And more importantly how Collin will manage not having attention lavished on him at all times, like he is currently used to.

While separation anxiety hasn’t been an issue (he’s content with family and strangers alike), Collin has a hard time with being left alone for longer than a minute or so, whether it’s in his high chair watching mom or dad cook, or in his pack & play while I make a run to the restroom or downstairs to toss in a load of laundry.

We’ll see how big brother does with the transition… For now we’ll just give him all the love we can while he’s the only baby!

Today’s link:
Check out this article on Babble showcasing bizarre Christmas trees… Can’t imagine the amount of time put into these creations!