Simultaneously - I can't wait for fall, AND, I don't want summer to ever end! I love this time of year. The slow mornings, beach days, long nights, and backyard harvesting have been so fun. For us this year - fall means welcoming this new baby, which is going to mean seriously slowing down. I'm not always good at this and it's hard for me.
We made it to 37 weeks. Almost there! I don't know that anyone is ever "really" ready to have a baby, but we've been working hard to get close. Everything big is done, and that feels good. This second time around, we are deep into a minimalism journey, and prepping for baby was pretty simple.
With my first, I seriously overbought on the baby stuff. Way too many clothes, blankets, pretty much everything. We had a super nice crib with an organic mattress, that has never actually been used for sleeping. It's currently disassembled and under the guest bed. While I'm open to using it if we have a need, we ended up being a crunchy family of co-sleepers and it just didn't work out. In reality, babies need very little. So this time around, we skipped the swings and rockers and all the gadgets. I splurged on a Plum and Sparrow baby basket for fun. I swapped out some of our synthetic all-in-one cloth diapers for some super cute new ones.