Tuesday, February 25, 2014

How to Pack a Bag

2 weeks and a few days! Until my due date anyhow. Since Jimmy just had a cousin deliver 10 days ( yes, 10 days. 10!!!) after her due date I'm not holding my breath over here. I was induced with Brynlee a week early, but up to that point she was showing NO signs of coming. So I'm not sure what to expect here.

Just waiting. That is probably the worst part. I'm a planner, I like to plan ahead. And this is one thing you can't plan. We are just about ready for the baby to come. Except I haven't packed a hospital bag. I'm having issues with this. I keep thinking I need to do it, and then am not sure what to pack. What if I don't deliver for another 4 weeks, then I'll need to use everything in my bag. And I need to pack a bag for Brynlee too. But I don't know how long she'll be staying somewhere, so...I just avoid the issue and pack nothing. Surprise, me avoiding something.

I didn't have the packing bag problem when I was pregnant with Brynlee. But I just keep staring at my empty duffel bag. And freak out and then throw it back in the closet, LOL.

Somehow there are things with this baby I hadn't thought of until recently. I've had a LONG time to think of all the possibilities, but I got hit with a new one the other day. I read a blog where a Mother was talking about having her 2nd child. And how she was afraid it would change her time with her first child. Their trips to Target together, their time to play together. All that was going to change.

WOW. This came as a revelation to me. For the past 4 years, it's just been Brynlee. And for the past 7 or so months, it's just been Brynlee and me. And in a few weeks (or so) it won't be like that anymore. And won't ever be like that again, unless we make special just Brynlee and me time. It's kind of sad. And scary. And exciting all at the same time. Along with a ton of other things that are sad, scary and exciting all at the same time. Yikes!

So here's to two more weeks ( hopefully, fingers crossed) of being pregnant. And here's to the many changes coming up. And here's to me making my 50th attempt to pack a bag...

1 comment:

Audrey Spence said...

I never packed a bag ahead of time. I also live like 2 miles from our medical center so I was never really concerned plus I was induced both times. I packed the night before. But even then I don't pack much. I use all the hospital's stuff minus like my showering stuff. When I had Jackson, Charlotte only spent like 8-10 hours at our house with my mom then otherwise she was home with Scott or Scott would bring her to the hospital. I didn't worry about him being there too much since I figured soon enough I'd be home and I wanted to keep it as normal as possible with her. She loved coming to visit though because they always have a stash for visiting family like snacks and ice cream. I just tried not to stress and realized that it'd all be okay. Scott even went back to work the day after I came home and it was actually a lot easier taking care of two than I expected. So no worries. You'll be fine and I think Brynlee will be just fine. Either way I'll pray for you! :)