were officially in single digits to the due date... how is that even possible?! other than a few contractions here and there, i really dont feel like ill be going into labor any time soon. ive been 1cm dilated for two weeks... hoping for some more at tuesdays appointment, but we'll see. isnt that what these braxton hicks contractions are supposed to be doing? luckily the weather has been really nice here, so ive been doing a lot of walking (note: i said walking not waddling... other than the occasional jab and ping "down there", im actually pretty comfortable. i almost want to try to run just to see haha).
so with little time left and no idea when this is actually all going to happen, we've been trying to get things ready. and by "we've" you all know what i mean (love ya ty!). no but really, hes been great... its just that i have more time on my days off to clean ALL THE THINGS. and i love doing it. nesting at its finest. nursery is clean and all set up to go. the spare bedroom for guests is clean (minus the closet, ive given up on that. resorting to never opening the doors again. also dont look under the bed...). our bedroom... is off limits to all. at least the bed is made and clothes are folded (laundry seems to be endless). downstairs is clean and presentable, dog hair is an issue every day that we try to keep on top of. windows have been windexed, the lawn is mowed. alright baby, lets get this show on the road!
whats in my hospital bag?
-toiletries/make up bag (sure, i dont usually wear make up on any regular day but i figure after giving birth ill look like hell and people will probably come to visit and want to take pics. ill need to do something... and by "make up" i mean face lotion, eye shadow, and mascara. ha.)
-yoga pants (was going to pack my white sweatpants but thought better of that thinking about whats going to be happening... brough my black yoga pants instead)
-hooded zip up sweatshirt
-tshirt/baggy tank top
-nursing bra, lanolin, nursing pads (ive decided against bringing the nursing pillow)
-baby book (for hand/foot prints)
-my own pillow
-flip flops/maybe my slippers (not sure yet)
ive taken the "less is more" approach i think, and can always send someone to get things if i forgot something or need anything... were only 5 miles from the hospital.
whats in hanks hospital bag?
everything! haha... i didnt know what i want him/her to wear so i packed about 20 little onesies/outfits. about 5 hats. socks. we also brought a few of our diapers, a swaddle blanket and a fleece baby blanket. and of course we have the car seat in the car.
whats in ty's hospital bag?
no idea. hes a big boy, im sure its fine (who are we kidding, ill check later im sure). i know his ipad and phone charger will be in there. we also packed a snack bag with some goldfish, mints, beef jerky, gum, and trail mix. he'll be fine.
and a few random things you might not know:
-were going to use cloth diapers. we've gotten gdiapers and bum genius products to start, and will go from there. yes, this will be a huge commitment. were ok with that (for now... i think...). we still have regular diapers for back up/nighttime/travel.
-my insurance paid for a medela double breast pump system. i have no idea what im doing/how to use it, but will figure that out. im not one of those "omgimSOexcitedtobreastfeed" women... but i know it is best for baby, will be helpful for me post baby, and im hoping it all works out.
-we got tommee tippee bottles for the transition. there are so many choices out there and ive heard good things about a bunch, we'll see how these work and go from there.
-once the time comes, we will be using the baby bullet system and making our own baby food (for the most part).
-and this gem arrived the other day... i cant wait to use it!!