This is happening. Tomorrow I am having a baby. Wow. Ready or not, here she comes!
Honestly though, it still doesn’t feel real. I remember feeling the same way with Tate. Heck, even to this day there are times that I look at him and think “You are my child?! That’s crazy!” It’s just such a weird concept, but amazing at the same time! :) And in the end, whether it feels real or not we will be bringing a newborn home before we know it! :)
So much of Tate’s first few days are a blur, so I feel like in some ways this is a new experience. There are definitely things I do remember about Tate’s birth… The things that I hated! :) Here’s what I hope DOESN’T happen tomorrow:
1) Party in the delivery room! I don’t think I’ve shared this completely before, but I apologize if I have. Our experience with Tate’s actual birth was absolutely crazy. Part of it was because a nurse accidentally walked out of the L&D area with one of the baby monitoring bracelets in her pocket, setting the area into lock down mode. Any of our family who was in the L&D area was stuck there, and anyone out was out. Still, we probably could have stood up for ourselves a little more and told people to step out for a bit. I was wheeled back into our room after my c-section and greeted by both Corey and my extended families. It was very awkward. Our plan this time is to not be pushovers and have a little bit of alone time with our little girl first, then bring Tate back to meet her, and THEN have extended family visit as they’d like. Even then I’m hoping things don’t get as crazy as it was with Tate. Everyone and their brother visited us, and while it was nice to be thought of and all, it was also exhausting!
2) Jaundice. I know this is entirely out of my control, but much of our hospital stay with Tate was spent with him under the light and it broke my heart! I really hope we don’t have the same experience this time!
3) Painful recovery. I’m a little terrified of this part. Ultimately it is what it is, but man was that pain awful! My goal is to try to get up and get moving a little bit sooner than I did last time, since they say that the sooner you try to get going, the better. We shall see! :)
Even though there’s obviously hopes I have for this birth, I will be happy as long as little baby bee is healthy! In the end I’ll end up with my precious newborn, and really that’s all that matters!