So much to do, so little time to do it. My list of things to get done "before baby" was so long back in January, and guess what? It would still be that long....if I had not shortened it. It's almost quitting time folks. This might make some work harder, but Im not like that. I won't get overwhelmed/stressed out with things that "must be done." I just revise the list. Low expectations = little disappointment.
The bassinet is set up in our room and I have some little outfits (neutral, of course) from Mateo that can be used in the first days/weeks. Isn't that enough prep for baby to come home? I know I am not the typical mother-to-be. I like the idea of nesting and having everything organized and prepared for baby, but time escapes me. And in the end everything that needs to be done, will be done. When I need something, I will get it then. I have always been reactionary instead of pro-active. (This would be a great reference post for a future employer, right?)
My [non-overwhelming] Must Do List
- Pack hospital bag!
- Oh yeah...the car seat. Note to self: can't walk home from hospital this time. Ernesto must get infant car seat out of attic.
- Hug, kiss and play with my little mexi-can non-stop, because he has no idea what is about to happen.
Extras I Would Like to Get Done (If time permits)
And with just 2 weeks left until my due date (June 23) we are still playing the name game. If we have a girl, we are all set. But if it's a boy we may be using a Chinese custom where you wait a week after baby is born to announce the name. Ha! Ernesto said we aren't going to need a boy's name because he is sure it's a girl. I have a feeling it will be a boy just because we can't decide on a name!
Help! We want another hispanic name, but nothing too common. It also needs to be pronounced the same in English and Spanish, or at least pretty close.
When I first met Ernesto he wanted a boy named Francois, but that passed. (oddly enough, I grew to like the name) Years ago we wanted Bruno and then Brrrian stole that for his dog, so we dropped that one. I like Romeo and Ignacio ("Iggy") Ernesto doesn't. Ernesto likes Tomás. No, I'm sorry mi amor, not going to happen.
I have been playing with the baby name wizard the last couple days and it is pretty fun. Unfortunately, we aren't any closer to a name. Hopefully we still have some time to mull this over. Such a tough decision
If you have any unique hispanic boy names, please share with me in the comments!!