Not going to lie: I kinda hoped I'd go into labor right then, but moving on...
I had a doctor's appointment this past Wednesday, and while we have started dilating, he said not to get my hopes up anytime soon. I appreciate his honesty. When I went in at 37 weeks with Rooster, the OB told me, "It could be any day now honey!" and four weeks later we still didn't have a baby. Talk about discouraging! So while I'm ready for Teacup to make her appearance, I'm most definitely expecting to wait another 3-4 weeks.
At least I say I'm ready...Mostly I'm ready to be able to put shoes on like a normal person and get up off the floor fast enough to stop my one-year-old from pulling all the books off of the shelf or opening the presents under the tree.
But really, if we had a baby today, I'm pretty sure my life would be thrown helter-skelter! We don't have a bed set up, bags packed, food ready, or even someone to watch Rooster when I go into labor. We've not even talked about "a plan" for dealing with the hospital stay, pain control, visitors, child care, coming home, or well...anything.
Of course, I'm not really big into the whole birth plan thing. My plan is something like don't go to the hospital until I have too and keep pushing until they tell me to stop. I'm pretty sure it's going to work!
In fact, the only thing we have settled so far is the baby's name, and even that's been called into question in the last few days.
We've known we would name the baby Lydia since we found out she was a girl, but this past week I've just started feeling uneasy about it. I mean naming someone is a big deal, and I would hate to mess it up! Plus, one of the big elements of the Christmas season is surprises, and part of me really wants her name to be a surprise!
So for the last few days my husband and I have been throwing around new names for the baby. We've come up with several that we like, but right now my big struggle is deciding if I can change her name after we've become so comfortable with it. Or even if I want to change her name at all! I think we're just going to wait and see what happens. Once we meet her, we'll know what to call her...I hope!
And finally, I just have to share this little piece of joy I found. I know people say shopping for baby girl stuff is addicting, but so is shopping for boy stuff! I keep finding baby boy stuff on sale, like this beautiful blanket.
So tell me, how did you pick your kids names? Did you ever have doubts or last minute name changes?