32 weeks tomorrow. Excited? Check. Scared? Check. Overwhelmed? Double check.
So 2 days into my barely any sugar diet, and that’s all I crave. All I want is a blizzard from Dairy Queen, and a chocolate chip frappe from McDonald’s. I’m going to fight it, though. I know it’s not healthy for me, but it’s so hard. Sweets is the only thing I’ve been craving since I’ve been pregnant, and now that’s the one thing I can’t have. 😦 But it’s gotten me cooking more home cooked meals. Tonight we are having chili with bacon in it (per Dustin’s request). I feel like a whale.
So, to the title of this blog, planning for labor. We already have our birth plan figured out, and we’ve already talked to our doctor about it. Now it’s time for our hospital bags. Too early? I don’t think so. Especially not as much as I’ve been nesting. (It’s getting bad, trust me.) I have her diaper bag completely packed, and I’m almost done with mine and Dustin’s bag. I only need to invest in a few more things for our bag.
To go set of shampoo, lotion, baby powder
2 onesies(one newborn, one 0-3 months)
Coming home outfit
A pair of leggings
Diaper Rash Ointment
Bottle(I know I’m breastfeeding, this is just for pumping)
I think that’s all that I put in her diaper bag. I’m not sure if that’s all I’ll need, or if it’s too much. But I would rather be safe than sorry that I had too much instead of not enough.
Mine & Dustin’s Bag:
2 pairs of pajamas for me
A pair of pajamas for Dustin
Nipple Cream for Nursing
Extra Hair bows
Going Home Outfit(Leggings and T-shirt)
Going Home Outfit for Dustin
Socks & Boxers for Dustin
Chargers for phones
Pen & Notebook
Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
Like I said, I’m not finished with mine and Dustin’s bag. I’m not completely sure of what all to bring, seeing as how I’m not sure how long we will be there. Dustin isn’t wanting much for him, he says he will come home to grab stuff if need be. Any moms out there want to tell me what all they packed in their bag and baby’s diaper bag? I would love all the information I can get.
We have decided on skin – to – skin right after she’s born, and delayed cord clamping. We’re wanting people to text or call before they show up to visit. No kissing on her hands or face. ALWAYS wash hands as soon as entering the hospital room and before you hold her. She’s mine and Dustin’s first born, so our preferences come before anyone else’s. I know I sound crazy, but like I said, she’s our first born. My nerves are going crazy. Only Dustin and the hospital staff will be in the room when I’m in labor. We don’t want anyone to post anything on any social media sites until we announce her arrival first. Visitors are welcome though. Just let us know in advance. I’m wanting to breast feed, and we want this time to bond with our baby girl. Thanks in advance to everyone who acknowledges our wishes, and to everyone who is in our lives:)
Thanks to my amazing sister-in-law who gave me the idea for this blog. It turned out (hopefully) better than I thought it would. If anyone has any other ideas on what I should write about, just leave me a comment!