There are still a couple of months to go before the baby arrives, so it feels silly to be gathering the supplies for our nest, but here we are. The nest is slowly being built, twig by twig. Friends are returning items that were lent, hand-me-downs are being passed along, our own baby clothes are being thumbed through to see what can be reused. And, I will admit, Ben and I have both been guilty of returning from the store with a little item for the baby on the way.
I've been trying to do my research to catch up on cloth diapering: how could so much innovation have happened since I diapered my baby Zosia a few short years ago? What type of diaper covers should we buy? What type of system should we set up to keep them clean? (and yes, those of you with ideas and experience, view this as an invitation to share!). They're all details, but as we start to gather the supplies for our homebirth, the arrival of this little one is starting to feel so real.
So much will happen before the baby arrives: rooms will be switched, walls will be painted, diapering supplies will be washed and folded. And this little baby will keep growing until it's a plump little thing ready to hatch. But in the mean time, it is such a lovely sight to see a little bassinet filled with folded baby clothes, saving a place for that precious little member of the family that will so soon be in our arms.