|Just waitin' on you, Mama.|
Problem is, I have no clue what to do to prepare for our little one. I never baby-sat. (Didn't like small children, actually.) Never lived in the same area as my niece to learn about the day to day life of parenting. Avoid eye contact with people who ask for nursery volunteers at church. All my knowledge is textbook knowledge, and let's face it, I'm in for an AWAKENING.
I know that no amount of preparation will really prepare me. But, I am going to kid myself into believing I can be ready for the changes that are coming.
I need to know the PRACTICAL tips of the trade. Things like this - double stack the sheets - from my friend Jodi @ meaningfulmama.com. Or, from my friend Kim - put a clean diaper under the messy one before taking it off.
How much space in the kitchen will I need? Can we get by with only one car that is kid-friendly? What's a practical way to store toys? Do I really need to remove all break-ables, or can she learn to not touch them? What baby gate is the best?
And most importantly, what questions should I be asking that I have no clue to ask?
Practical tips of the trade? (Hopefully, Lainey will be a year old - give or take a month - when we bring her home. That's explained here).