Monday, December 19, 2011

Maternity Monday: Planning

I don't know why I feel this incredible need to plan.  It's just a part of who I am.  But, especially now, at Christmas, I think about it all, and realize it doesn't matter.  Jesus wasn't born in a location that Mary picked out 5 months in advance.  He didn't have a cute hat or a special blanket that she put on him after his birth (at least not that I know of).  Who knows how long it was before he even arrived back home?  I'm certain he didn't arrive home precisely 2 days after birth, to a newly painted room, a fancy crib, and cute diaper covers.

But, what can I do?  I want to plan.  I want things to be cute.  I guess I just need to keep what's important in perspective.  My baby needs parents to love him, a roof over his head, and food to eat.

That being said.....I've been getting things checked off my list!  I finished the big wall in the nursery, which just about completes my decorating.  I still have a few more finishing touches.

I also started packing my hospital bag.  I bought this super cute toiletry bag just for the occasion.  Silly, I know.  I already had a toiletry bag.  But this was bigger, and had more pockets, and it was pretty.  I figure, the more fun I make these little things, the more exciting, rather than scary, this whole birth thing will be.

Any suggestions on what I should pack in my hospital bag?  I'm sort of clueless.

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