As I head into the 33nd week of pregnancy (almost), I feel like I’m so unprepared even though I’ve done this before! If I KNEW when the baby was coming, it would be so much easier to have everything ready that week, but the fact is I don’t know when he will come! It could be in 2 weeks and it could be in 6 weeks!
It’s time to start my pre-appointment preparing. I did this after we went into early labor with Harper, because I was stuck at the hospital (although John got me my things very quickly) with nothing! No phone charger, no bra, and NO BLANKIE. I need my blankie. It smells like home and it makes me comfortable. My parents probably didn’t think I would have it 25 years. I’m sure they thought it would be lost or in bits and pieces by now. Somehow it still sleeps with me every night. I wonder if Fake Tom will last as long as my blankie…
Anyways here’s the day before ritual:
Pack the “NEED to have” bag:
- Phone Charger
- Laptop and charger
- Maternity bra
- Soft leggings (2 pair)
- Soft shirts (2)
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Body spray
Make sure my toes and nails aren’t totally destroyed.
Shave my legs.
Light personal grooming so I don’t scare anyone.
The day OF I’ll need to:
Eat on the way to the appointment, because I’m selfish and don’t want to go without food even if I am in early labor. They have a record of starving me.
Avoid wearing boots. Because I don’t like to get in a fight with my shoes when the DR tells me “okay everything off from the waist down”
Charge my phone 100% on the way.
Tomorrow is our next appointment, so I have to go prepare myself!
Harper’s reaction to my level of crazy: