From An Island Life:
When I first found out I was pregnant with both Girlie Girl and Baby Bug, I immediately went into planning mode. I made lists of possible names, baby items I needed, nursery themes, birthing options, etc. I started scouring the internet for the latest in baby gear.
Is this what they call the Third Baby Syndrome? Is this poor child headed for a lifetime of hand-me-downs and a lack of photos documenting her childhood? With the birth of my first daughter, second-hand didn’t even enter my mind. Everything had to be brand new.
I blame it on the lack of energy I’ve been feeling during this rough pregnancy and am hoping that things will kick into gear one she’s here. Until then, I’ll be cruising Craigslist for affordable used baby items. Hey, she won’t know the difference, right?
Now with a little over 3 months left of this pregnancy, I’m embarrassed to say that I haven’t done a single thing to prepare for her upcoming arrival. I haven’t even told our pediatrician that our family will be expanding. I haven’t done any shopping, any planning. I don’t even have possible name choices.