Staying home also gives me the chance to finish packing up the bag for the hospital...which brings me to you. What am I missing? What are the things that you are so glad that you brought, or do wish that you had remembered to bring? Or what have your heard from recent moms who just returned from the hospital?
I feel like I have the "essentials", including:
- Nursing bras
- Pajamas (I'm just a shorts/t-shirt type...no nightgowns for me)
- Coming home outfit for me and Baby Girl
- Change of clothes for my husband
- Laptop (we'll have wifi...and I think it's a bit of a "security blanket" for my computer-nerd husband)
Aside from the chance to stay home and relax, today's blessing is the birthday of two women who I really appreciate and admire. The first is a colleague who has been an amazing mentor and friend to me, and the second is the wife of our Associate Pastor at church. Both women have survived loss, and have been amazing listeners and supporters of me throughout our journey. It would be really special if our Baby Girl shared the same birthday as these two amazing women--but it doesn't look like that is going to happen (unless I'm blessed with a really quick labor, given that it's already almost 2:30 pm). That's okay--I'm still really blessed to have these women in my life.