Pregnancy Perfectionist

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I'm quickly coming to the realization that no matter how much you want everything to be perfect before and for your little ones arrival, you just can't win 'em all. Yesterday was God's way of reminding me who's ultimately in charge of not only my pregnancy and baby, but my life.

It was a frustrating day to say the least...nothing monumentously disastrous went wrong, thank God, but a lot of little challenges kept popping up threatening to make me have my first pregnant lady meltdown once they were all added up. For the third time, the photographer I booked in April AND already paid $130 to cancelled our pictures with less than 24 hours notice...I was supremely annoyed to say the least. And that was before I was informed that my money was non-refundable. We can at least still use the money I've paid for a newborn photo shoot, which was the whole reason I booked that photographer to begin with, but I told her to just forget the maternity pictures. It probably doesn't seem like a huge deal to most people, but they were really important to me since our wedding pictures turned out so terrible five years ago. I really wanted some great ones to have to remember this milestone. We also found out that the stroller and carseat we'd bought were basically a lemon! Thanks for that warning Babies R Us.

Shortly after I found that out, the crib skirt my mom and I have been slaving over (slightly dramatized) for more than a week now got messed up in the final stages so I had to sit and rip out a million little stitches so that we could start all over. Just a disclaimer to anyone comtenplating making their crib skirt...just order one if you're not an experienced seamstress. Below is the fabric we're using if it ever actually gets finished. I think my mother and I both were ready to just log onto Pottery Barn yesterday and order one haha.

Luckily, I asked and received thanks to my Facebook friends and we have found a photographer that is willing to drive to us from Lexington this weekend and take the pictures on the farm we originally planned to use. I want to be relieved, but I'll wait until the shoot's actually happened and know the memory card wasn't defective or something haha. Fingers crossed!
Also, I wanted to share the adorable Posh Pusher I ordered yesterday for my delivery...

Photo from Posh Pushers

I found out about this company from a friend I met through the cheerleading world. They have tons of adorable choices to wear on your Birth Day, as well as some matching options for your infant. And yes, I recognize that this is a completely superfluous purchase, but I don't care, I wanted it! Anything that will make me look and feel even just a little better in labor and after is worth it to me, but I'm sure I'll never hear the end of this one from my sister! haha The company owners were very quick to get back to me with my questions and processed my order very quickly, too. I can't wait to get it and pack it away in my hospital bag! You can only order through Facebook though, so click the link under the picture to check out what all they have.
I think I'll just spend the rest of my day praying thanksgiving prayers for the little things that messed up yesterday since they served as a great reminder. Even though my crib skirt messed up, at least I have a mother around who's willing to help me work on it again and will be an amazingly important part of my daughter's life. And even though the photographer cancelled AGAIN, at least I had friends willing to help me out and point me in a new direction. We were able to exchange her little lemon stroller for a Graco that I had originally picked out in the first place. I learned to always take my sister, a mother of three, when shopping for important safety items in Babies R Us. And above all else, I have a healthy baby. Her 32 week checkup and ultrasound went great, which is what this is really all about at the end of the day, not having pretty pictures, or a perfect little bursery for her to sleep in when she gets home. It's having a healthy, happy little girl sleeping the day away in what may be a not-so-perfect room. I doubt she'll remember anyway. I think this pregnancy may just be turning me into a grown up...haha

When in doubt, I just remember my favorite verse, Jeremiah 29:1

This just may have to go in Caroline's nursery :)

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