February 19, 2013

Since the doctor told me last week that I may not make it to 38 weeks, which is next Monday, my brain has been going a mile a minute. We frantically worked through the weekend as we both feel like it could happen within the week. Enough items on the list have been checked off to my satisfaction. The nursery is complete and everything is in its place. I have tied up loose ends at work to feel comfortable enough as I go on maternity leave. And my body tells me daily that it's getting closer and closer to giving me this baby.

We went to tour the hospital on Sunday just to make sure we knew where we were going. We walked in the main entrance and told the front desk that we'd like to tour the labor and delivery area. I am obviously pregnant, so she had a visual clue as to what we were talking about as well.

"Oh, okay. Um, I think it might be down that hallway. Check there."

We ventured down a long hallway and ended up in a conference room where a birth class was being set up. I told the lady in there that we are looking for labor and delivery. After a concerned look from her, and me affirming that I wasn't actually in labor at that moment, she sent us back down the hallway and told us to go to the second floor. 

(Next time, I'll just tell them I'm in labor and hopefully we'll be sent to the right place the first time around.)

We made it to the second floor and a kind nurse eagerly showed us where to check in and what a delivery room looks like. We now have a visual and a game plan which makes us both feel much better.

Since my doctor's appointment last week, one of my biggest fears is going into labor with a really dirty house. For some reason, it panics me to think I would leave the house with a sink full of dirty dishes and a bathroom littered with towels and laundry. So, naturally, I've become a bit obsessed with making sure the house is clean at any given moment: the dishes are out of the sink, the counters and tabletops are cleared, and my laundry is put away. 

Needless to say, the last few days have been more productive than the last nine months. The list is checked off, the house is mostly clean and my bag is packed. 

We're ready for this baby.

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  1. Praying for ultimate peace this week - and any extra details that threaten to bring anxiety!

    "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phil. 4:6-7

  2. SO excited for you! Can't wait to 'meet' your sweet babe soon :)

  3. When my brother and his girlfriend had their baby last summer their house was a DISASTER. We're talking dirty dishes with bugs in the sink, food in the fridge that was completely rotten, dog messes behind the couch, etc. I happened to go inside to get something while they were at the hospital and then convinced 2 of my friends to come help me clean it. I'm sure your definition of dirty isn't near what theirs apparently was!


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