Matt informed me that one of the definitions of "active labor" is being dilated to a four. So I'm feeling a little anxiety, especially since I don't feel ready AT ALL. I haven't read my baby books from cover to cover. Will I remember how to take care of a newborn and breastfeed successfully?! We don't have diapers, boy blankets, boy newborn clothes, etc. I'm not nervous about the actual delivery, I'm afraid I won't have that clear sign that I should go to the hospital. Once my water breaks, it goes fast for me, so I'm worried about not making it to the hospital on time, especially if I am delivering a preemie. My mom informed me that even with her fourth baby she had the same fears and it will work out just fine. I suppose she's right. I also have a bit of a pit in my stomach because we've hardly talked about names. Discussing names with Matt is not one of my favorite activities...
Here are a few of the things on my to do list for this week:
-Pack a hospital bag.
-Pack Madeline a bag.
-Finish making burp cloths and receiving blankets
-go to Target and buy all the newborn necessities - diapers, wipes, nursing pads, sleepers, bath stuff, etc.
-set up the cradle
-pull out the car seat and clean it.
-Take it easy and not overdo it so I can last a couple of more weeks :)
Oh boy! But I am really excited to see his little face - hopefully in a week or two just to be safe :)
When Matt walked out the door this morning, he called back, "Call me if you're going to have the baby today." haha. At least he works at the hospital so it will be easy to find him and I have my grandparents next door who are ready to take Madeline day or night.
Wish us luck.