Thursday, April 2, 2009

14 days

The CNM said she didn't think Babby would wait until April 16, and I'm kind of hoping that's true. I've been crunching hard at work to get things put together there and it's all in an acceptable condition now. Now there are just a few more things to do with the house to get ready.

We have it narrowed down to a few name combinations. The first name will probably be either Samantha or Rachel, and the middle name will probably be Elise, but who knows? We may come up with something completely different when we see her.

I've been having harder Braxton Hicks contractions lately. One today made me wonder if it was for real, but there was just one. I was still 2.5 cm at the appointment on Monday, so all these contractions haven't been doing much. Soon.

More progress: I hired a doula today, and she's coming over on Saturday to teach us about childbirth. Tomorrow I will go meet a pediatrician and get that taken care of. The one I originally wanted can't meet with me until April 13, and I thought that was pushing it, so I am meeting with a different doctor in the same practice. I want to know about asthma and ADHD.

What do we still need to buy for the baby? I should get that figured out. For my personal organization needs, I will post a list here. * items are things we really ought to get before she comes home.
  • sheet savers for crib*
  • lamp
  • swing*
  • gas drops*
  • dye-free baby Tylenol
  • MOBI digital thermometer*
  • breast pump (Lasinoh manual)*
  • Lots of Links
  • monitor (Angelcare movement sensor)*
  • diaper sack dispenser
  • color change ducky for bath*
  • microwave bottle sterilizer*
  • breastmilk storage bags*
  • tubside kneeler*
  • umbrella stroller (Maclaren Volo)
  • video camera
  • Evenflo 8 oz glass bottles with sleeves
  • Medium and large cotton sleep sacks

1 comment:

  1. Glad you've got everything just about ready now! I can't wait to meet her! I'm hoping everything goes smoothly for you with the doula and all, mainly so you can get home faster and I can come see her sooner! :D