So it is finally beginning to sink in that this baby has got to come out one of these days. My mother-in-law gave me a talking to this morning for being so negative and being convinced that this baby will come late, so with exactly one week to go till my due date, I finally decided that I should get my act together and get organised.
I am aiming to have a homebirth. Rascal was born in hospital, but I have various reasons for believing that I will be better off at home this time. Last time everything was going along really well until I got in the car to go to hospital. At that point everything slowed down dramatically and it took drugs to get the contractions back up to a suitable level. I am in no hurry to repeat that experience.
Today we put up the birthing pool; made a birthing mat, changed our plans as to which room I will give birth in (due to problems with the length of the hose); tidied the house a bit; put up the bassinet and generally sorted the baby stuff. I wouldn't go so far as to say that we are ready for the birth, but we are definitely a few steps closer.
Its pretty exciting to think that within the next 3 weeks we will have a newborn in the house (see... there I go again, preparing myself mentally for bubs keeping us waiting!)