I have 8 newborn fitteds, 12 newborn all-in-ones (Grovia of course!), three newborn covers and a ton of prefolds. Am I ready?
Somehow having all of my stash doesn’t make me ready. I’m creeping up on 37 weeks (I don’t have that handy ticker built into everything I own like I did last time!), but I’m in no rush. It’s August, even. Yes it’s hot – but it would be hot in my regular state of being.
Is it because I have a toddler who takes up most of my time? With my last pregnancy, I spent lots of time just *waiting*. Number 1 was 12 when our second was born, so it wasn’t like he needed me to entertain him or clean up after at that point. Maybe I am just too busy.
Interestingly enough, as I plan a second waterbirth, there is still the mystery of what will happen looming over me. I feel a little better this time that I won’t immediately start crying for an epidural (I never even asked last time – it was never that unmanageable). But I wonder if my birth team will all make it, and whether Coco will be freaked out, whether Jason will get to catch this time…
I haven’t got the birth kit quite ready. I really wanted to have our floors replaced by now (anyone who knows me knows this has been right up there in priorities with baby being head down). I want to have everything just perfect.
I have decided though, that the baby doesn’t care. It’s her birth, it’s her grand event. It’s not mine. With my last birth, it was about it being MY production. This time, I’m going to worry less about making sure my bathrooms are spotless and just be. I’m going to be excited while I anticipate how she chooses to make her entrance. I know I am more than capable of doing the work to get her here, but beyond that, it’s not my choice how and when it happens. It’s hers.
My amazing, sweet friend Alexa got each of the girls a name plaque – Corinne is Coco’s “real” name. I’ll reveal the other plaque just as soon as she gets here!