Well I finally feel we are ready! The nursery is almost done and a hospital bag is half packed just in case. Tripp needs at least 3 more weeks but should he decide he just has to meet his family sooner we are ready and waiting… as ready as we can be anyways 🙂 Full nursery post coming soon!
At our 34 week appt I was told we are healthy and all is well. I have gained 25 lbs total and my belly is protruding further and further. In Baby class we learned about epidurals and alternative medicines during labor and delivery. As of now the plan is to receive IV medicine until I’m uncomfortable then go for the epidural. Some say get the epidural right away but I’m not sure how I feel about being immobile and unable to walk for that extended period of time. I’m not writing a formal “birth plan” like some people recommend because there is no way to know how our experience will be. I have general ideas and just plan to rely on communicating with Bryan and the hospital staff to choose the best path for us.
I can tell Bryan is ready to meet his little man. He went with me to Target to get our monitor and see if there were any clothes he wanted to buy. Unfortunate for him between our showers and my recent Target trips we already own a good bit of there cure baby clothes! We did order Bryan his own diaper bag (camo of course) and installed the carseat base in both of our cars. We even went and bought a yoga/birthing ball for me to use at home in teh coming weeks to stretch on and use when I go into labor at home. Bryan swears we are going to the hospital at the last minute possible but I have a feeling that plan may change 🙂