Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Packing for Isabel

Because the time is near (we induce Monday) I decided to make sure we have everything packed for the hospital. Packing for Mark and I was easy. Packing for Isabel is a little more tough. Apparently, Isabel might be a big girl, which is something we didn't expect when we got the diagnoses last July. According to the measurements the doctor did last Friday, Isabel now has the body of a 7.5 pound baby and she could gain as much as a pound by time she is born. Newborn clothes go up to 8 pounds. So, Mark and I have packed little clothes, and some not as little clothes for her. Then, because we are taking all the stuff we need to make permanent memories with her, she now has a bag as big as mommy and daddy do, and we are packed in one bag! I knew babies needed a lot of stuff, but we are going to look like we are moving into the hospital! I guess the whole stereotype that girls need a lot of stuff is all true. Oh, well.


Unknown said...

Jill, you have such great ideas about Isabel, I'm so glad that you are sharing all of this with us. I have decided to donate also in Isabel's honor. And I will be giving a cute baby gift to the local charity, do you have a favorite? Love Pat

The Gabica's said...

That is so awesome that you want to donate for Isabel! If there is a way that you can donate to either a hospital or to children in foster care, that would be great. If not, you can do what we did and give to Toys or Tots. Again, thank you for helping another child for Isabel.

Jody said...

I found your blog! I love hearing your thoughts and ideas. you seriously amaze me. -Jody

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