Yesterday we hit the 36 week milestone. What that means is that baby now has permission to come into the world. And that he can be delivered at Sutter Maternity Center instead of Dominican Hospital. Sutter is nice and much more like a hotel or resort than the hospital is, but, as they don't have a NICU, they don't allow you to deliver there until you hit 36 weeks as at that point, the chances of needing the NICU decrease significantly. Joshua was born at 36 weeks, 3 days so he too got the luxury of Sutter. Not that Dominican is bad and if the NICU is needed, that's definitely the better place to be, but I'm so glad to have a maternity center in town.
So, 36 weeks down. And we have yet to put together the cradle or the changing table or even wash the newborn clothes so that this baby will have something to wear home from the hospital. The carseat has come down from the rafters, but no base has been installed in either car. I guess we're either figuring we have more time or just that we'll have time at the early stages of labor to get everything done. As I said, Joshua came at 36 weeks, 3 days. If this baby is on the same schedule, that'd give us till Tuesday. But that was probably a fluke. For whatever reason, my water broke with Joshua. There's no reason to think that'll happen again.... Still, I've made a list of all the things that I need to get done.
It doesn't help that Christmas is right around the corner. Or that this time around, we're trying to get things done while also trying to keep a 3 year old entertained. And this 3 year old is into doing "projects." And to tell the truth, I'd rather do a "project" than wash clothes.
So family, most of your gifts are coming from amazon and not from me going out shopping for them. Doesn't mean I love you any less. Maybe next year with an almost-one-year old and a 4 year old will be easier. Yeah, right!