- 2 months ago
- Wedding: August 2019
Hi bees! I thought I’d turn to the seasoned pros to ask…what did you do, and when did you do it? All the things…carseat installation, sterilizing breast pumps/bottles/pacifiers, packing your hospital bag, freezing meals, harvesting colostrum, and surely all the 9 billion things I’m forgetting? Apparently nesting has just passed me by (33 weeks) because my motivation to do things is pretty minimal. We’ve got the carseat (still in the box, ack), breast pump (also still in the box), pack n play (bassinet should be here in a few weeks), a handful of bottles, two weeks worth of diapers (plus ~22 cloth diapers he should fit into a few weeks in), washed and folded clothes, and a few samples of formula stashed in the cupboard in case of 2 am breastfeeding disaster, but beyond that, I’m feeling a little lost as to what people typically do. When do you do your birth class? Thanks to covid, we plan to do a virtual hypnobirthing course, and I just realized I’m probably behind on that too…
I’ve had this weird mental block where I am SURE he will be late, but my mom and husband keep gently reminding me that babies come before their due dates frequently, and since he’s consistently measured ahead, that’s entirely possible, but I just can’t seem to envision him arriving before 40-41 weeks, which I know then spurs my laziness…I feel like I have so much time left, but that’s not guaranteed!