Last night Allen sweetly initiated a trip to Target to register for Eve. It was one of the most surreal moments I've had so far in this pregnancy. The reality of our baby GIRL really sank in (for both of us, I believe)! It felt quite strange to sift through a sea of pink and purple instead of blue and green. We had huge smiles on our faces the entire time! :) The mystery and novelty I experienced with Jonah is just as pronounced in this pregnancy which is a welcomed surprise after wondering if subsequent pregnancies would somehow feel less awe-inspiring and significant. There really are no words to describe the level of excitement we feel about welcoming Eve into our family!
It was interesting how much easier and more enjoyable the process of registering for Eve was than for Jonah. The novelty of motherhood and a lack of knowledge and understanding of the intricacies of caring for a baby caused our registry process for him to be long and a tad bit overwhelming (filled with numerous calls to expert moms for their opinion on brands, necessities, and helpful gadgets). It felt amazing to know exactly which products we will need and which we absolutely will not and to have formed our own opinion (through experience) of the brands or products we prefer. There is a confidence we carry now surrounding our ability to nurture new life. It feels good to progress toward Eve without the weight of insecurity and questions. If you couldn't tell, I'm a HUGE fan of this subsequent baby thing!! :) I highly recommend it!! :)