My husband went for a hike yesterday with a friend (actually, the husband of my very-dear friend), and I spent the day at home preparing for the upcoming arrival of our Baby Girl. Among other little projects, I did a couple of loads of laundry to get all of her clothes and blankets and such cleaned before her arrival. Perhaps I'm weird (or gross), but I typically don't wash my own new clothes after I buy them--I like that the still smell like the store, and that they are perfectly pressed, and never look quite the same after going through my laundry, no matter how hard I try. However, I didn't want to take any chances with germs or other cleaning products for our Baby Girl, so everything--from dresses to tiny socks--went into the wash.
As I was transferring everything from the wash to the dryer, I noticed two things. First, a full load of baby laundry consists of a lot more items than a full load of adult laundry--I just kept grabbing onesies and socks and dresses and blankets and burp cloths and wash cloths, one right after the other. And second--baby laundry is so much cuter than adult laundry!! As I folded or hung up the items, I kept showing them to my very-dear friend (who spent the day with me while our husbands hiked) and pointing out how adorable they all were. She's having a boy (she'll be 35 weeks on Tuesday), and I think that she would agree that the baby girl clothing is so much cuter than the baby boy clothing. Here are some of the items:
Aside from laundry, the nursery is also coming along quite nicely. We have just a few little finishing touches to complete, and I'll be sure to post pictures soon (probably by the end of the week). We're getting closer and closer to being "ready"!
Today's blessing was the chance to hang out with some new friends (and some existing friends) for breakfast after church. With the start of the new year, our little circle of friends at church is growing, as there are now two new couples who have recently joined us. God really has blessed us with such a supportive network of friends.