Do you see this? This is progress! Finally, our crib was delivered and assembled and our baby nursery almost resembles something that a newborn could exist in. We’re still waiting on the dresser which comes on August 25th. We’ve laundered and folded all the clothes, blankets, and swaddlers, we’re getting ready to hang the space decals. Now we need some serious organization. I’m talking shelves, containers, places to put THINGS. There’s so much stuff that I just don’t know what to do with – stuff that doesn’t necessarily need to live in the nursery but doesn’t have a more appropriate place to go. Like bottles, older baby toys, high chair, nursing stuff for me, bathtub accessories, everything. An IKEA trip is definitely in order to get this house in better shape, because the clutter is killing me. Nesting is srs bzns y’all.
My baby dog made it through her surgery! Everything went well, though they had to take out more muscle tissue than expected because her mast cell tumor was embedded pretty deep. Last night she was super loopy, wouldn’t lay down but was falling asleep standing up. She slept well through the night though. She’s just not eating very well, which is concerning. I hope she’ll be back to her normal self soon.
On feeling alone
It’s weird to think that people have hordes of friends to come visit them in the hospital after birth. I guess maybe it’s because we’re transplants, but I’m pretty sure the only person to come visit after baby is born will be my best friend. No family here, no real close friends who haven’t moved away. It’s kind of, I dunno…sad? I guess I’d hoped baby would be born into this super close supportive safety net of people but I’m realizing that really it’s me & Luke vs. the world. Some of our closest friends are in LA or SF and might not see baby for months. I guess I’m just feeling more alone than ever, especially since I have no close friends who are also expecting or who have young babies. I’ve joined lots of mommy groups on Facebook but so far don’t feel a strong affinity with these people. I’ve never been great at making friends and that’s coming to a head right now.
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