When Jenn called me a few weeks ago to say they might becoming to the mainland, I was very excited but didn’t talk about it because it was a big “maybe”.
When she called me again, a week later, to say they were coming but the dates were a muddle, I was very, very excited but didn’t talk about it much because it was such a confusing mess.
When she called again, with more specific dates, I was over the moon, but didn’t talk about it a lot because she also called to give me some sad news and that over-shadowed the over the moonieness of it.
I did, however, start to prepare!
I ordered cold weather clothes, because JMP gets cold if it’s 60F or if the fan blows on him. Oy.
We went to Target and bought more cold weather clothes, because JMP gets cold if it’s 60F or if the fan blows on him. Ugh.
We bought a wooden farm toy thingy. I went digging in the closet for toys I’d bought to send him for Valentine’s Day or Easter or his birthday.
We bought diapers and wipes and baby food! We bought a sippy cup.
We cleaned out Prince J’s bedroom (sort of) and I decided he needed a pack-n-play, so I ordered one (on sale!)
TW decided he needed more toys and maybe a Jenny Jumper since he loves to bounce and jump. So, we went to a couple of thrift stores and a used clothes/baby toy shop. We hit pay dirt at the used clothes/baby toy shop.
We came home with a box of blocks, a drum, a panda rattle thingy, a Fisher Price Little People school box, a circus car, a board book and… I over-ruled TW and insisted on the bouncy car instead of the door frame jumper. Heh. Totally ridiculous, but it’s cute! And it was only $5 more than the jumper.
I cleaned all of the toys. I’m washing the pack-n-play sheets and his cold weather pajamas right now. The house is trashed, but it’s always trashed because we have a puppy who shreds anything she can get her teeth around… hopefully she won’t shred JMP. His shoes, toys, socks, diapers etc… I’m pretty sure she’s gonna LOVE those.
I cannot wait to cuddle JMP… and hug his mom, tight. After spending a month with her in May, I’ve missed her a lot. Like I missed her when I left her behind in NJ after high school graduation. Sniff.
Did I mention JMP is COMING???!!!! I hope you don’t get sick of me posting photos and videos for the next week…