For the last 3 weeks or so I have been packing and repacking and repacking my bag and Lilys bag for the hospital. I’ve changed the bag I’ve been using twice and landed up with my first choice again. Pretty much every second or third day I go through all the stuff I’ve packed up to now and usually add something or take something out. Its really quite ridiculous, but it makes me feel so much more in control-in a situation that Im absolutely controlless (I do’nt think that’s a word but it sums up what I’m feeling). I have packed 4 outfits for Lily (and told Shaun which one is for her to wear when- I just hope he remembers! Yes it is important!) as well as a receiver and a fluffy blanket and a teddy bear- just in case she has to be away from me so shes not alone. I’ve also packed her a dummy, bottle (for just in case), toiletries, wet wipes and nappies. I’ve packed it all in her gorgeous Lou Harvey nappy bag that my mom bought us, its amazing!
For me I’ve used a pink duffel bag I bought in Bali and I’ve got a pair of PJs (I need at least one more pair-possibly 2 more) and slippers and a gown (that doesnt close but will hopefully after). I’ve also got a book called “how to crack an egg with one hand” that my mom bought me-full of useful stuff for moms.
Also toiletries, cell phone charger, my notebook full of lists of things, some sucking sweet (apparently the gas and air makes you really thirsty and sparkles are the best thing for it). Um, 8 hour cream (which I cant live without), my Ipod and a whole load of other bits and bobs. You would never think we live 2 mins from the hospital, the way I’m obsessing over these stupid bags!
I’ve been in a lot of pain the last few days, she hasn’t dropped yet but my pelvis and hips are really hurting and click when I roll over in bed which sucks. I’m also getting really bad leg cramps at night, which really keep me awake or wake me up. So I’m really looking forward to her coming out so I can go back to feeling normal. I hope she comes at 38 weeks, I really think she will, I think she’ll come on the 27th (trying to think it into reality) Shaun says between the 1st and the 5th. So well see!