I’ve got one of the ultimate in expectations right now… a baby! Right now my due date is January 23, but since only 5% of babies are actually born on their due dates, we’re basically on an “any day now” sort of expectation. I spent most of a couple days ago having lots of contractions, but yesterday and today have had barely any at all.
Since I’ve already had a couple kids, I’m not in any sort of panic to be really ready. The baby will be born regardless of how “ready” we are around the house. The one big need is a car seat, and that’s all ready to go. I’ve bought some diapers, we have some baby clothes. The crib is still in pieces in the attic but we’ve never used the crib much until the baby was a few months old (we have found co-sleeping works well for us) so that part doesn’t concern me much.
There is so much anticipation for a new baby, and hopes for what will or won’t happen, but it’s hard to really expect anything. I hope to have a smooth, drug-free labor. I hope breastfeeding will go smoothly. I hope my gestational diabetes won’t lead to any hypoglycemia for the new baby. But I can’t expect any of these thing to happen, because if they don’t I’ll be incredibly disappointed.
This post is a part of Kate‘s “madhouse”, of whom all these other fine people try to participate when they can:
Allison – Allimonster Speaks
Barb – Spencer Hill Spinning & Dyeing
Batty – Batty’s Adventures in Spooky Knitting
Dave – Notes from the Field
Evil Twin’s Wife – The Glamorous Life of a Hausfrau
G – Not-A-Box
Heather – She Flies With Her Own Wings
Jennifer – Ask Poops, Please
JMLC – Daydreams and Ruminations
Kate – One More Thing
LC – LC in Sunny So Cal
LeeAnne – This is the life…
Louise – Child of Grace
Marcy – Mittentime
Melanie – usually, things happen
Nikki – Land of the Free, Home of the Depressed
Sara – yoyu mama