I’m tired of writing about breech babies, bilobed placentas, family centered c-sections, blah blah blah. I’ll share an update after I meet with Dr. Shannon and find a new doctor to take on my case. Until then, I’m going to try and act like any normalish pregnant lady and get things ready.
So this weekend I did…. laundry! I washed all the hand-me-downs Chicken received from our very kind and generous friends and sorted them by size. This kid will seriously have enough clothing to last till he/she is 6 months I think. This is a HUGE blessing when you consider our financial situation with the impending NYC move. I also OPENED some new things and washed them too – a few receiving blanks, wash cloths and towels, a cover for the changing pad, a few water proof pads and a swaddle sack thingy.
I packed my hospital bag for a natural birth to bring along to the ECV should labor start after the procedure (as can occasionally occur). Now that plans are changing, though, I need to repack for a longer stay and a c-section recovery. I did some Googling and found some pretty generic lists, but wanted to first consult with my readers who have also gone through c-sections. What did you bring that was a huge benefit and what did you pack that was just wasted space? Any comfort items you recommend?
AND THEN, in case this was not enough “Look at me world, I’m going to act normal,” this morning I used one of our return credits to order a black and white play mat and some of the coolest magnetic cabinet locks for our new kitchen because oh my gosh, I do NOT want my child playing “bang the pots and pans” with my expensive cookware. I may be sad from the impending c-section but I’m still Belle the Kitchen Nazi! 🙂
So there you go. A slightly more positive, proactive post. Baby has clean clothes, I have a half-packed bang and my pretty Le Creuset will be protected.