Monday, July 6, 2015

Counting Down

We're less than a month away from the due date...26 days to be exact! And with only five days until I'm officially full term, the countdown could be even shorter. First babies usually arrive late, but as a first baby who came two weeks early myself, I'm not banking on any set length of time. 

Some days I feel prepared; others, not so much. The nursery is still a mess and we don't have a crib yet. When friends stop over to see the house, I notice a subtle eyebrow raise when they see the nursery, quickly followed by, "It's okay. You'll get there!" I need to kick it into gear this week. But in the most basic ways, we are ready. I have changing table and diapers within reach, teeny tiny clothes washed, and swaddle blankets primed for the swaddling! 

I also want to review the materials we were given at our childbirth, infant care, and breast feeding classes. This week I also plan on packing a bag for the hospital and lining up someone to come feed the cats. 

We took a tour of the maternity ward at Seton Southwest last week. It's a small, quiet hospital, with a very calming atmosphere. It's small enough that it doesn't even have a cafeteria. But we will have a fridge to bring food for Chris and I'll have the wonderful luxury of a private room for the three of us. I felt weird snapping photos on the tour, but I did get a stealthy shot of the baby's first bed, where she'll reside in the room with us during our stay:


3 comments:

  1. You'll be amazed how it all ends up - prepared or not. it all falls into place one way or another - even if it isn't how you planned. (I'm sure thousands of people have already told you this).

    Just remember to cut yourself slack. I still have to take a breath and do it - especially with Liam being almost 3 (shouldn't he be doing x, y and z by now?) or Lenore (Liam was doing x or y by now, why isn't she?) I am ecstatic for you! Sending you lots of love and hugs!

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  2. You'll be amazed how it all ends up - prepared or not. it all falls into place one way or another - even if it isn't how you planned. (I'm sure thousands of people have already told you this).

    Just remember to cut yourself slack. I still have to take a breath and do it - especially with Liam being almost 3 (shouldn't he be doing x, y and z by now?) or Lenore (Liam was doing x or y by now, why isn't she?) I am ecstatic for you! Sending you lots of love and hugs!

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  3. my mama is in town this week, but I would be more than happy to come help you set up next week if you still need it! and adele's advice is absolutely true. all you really need is you, the baby, diapers, and food. everything will make its way into its place as it's needed. I am sooooooo excited!!

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