So I'm booked in to have baby #2 on Friday. C Section. Today is Tuesday. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday... that's ONLY 3 days away! (I'm not counting Friday, that's THE day)!
I am quite an organised person usually. I have to be, I have a terrible short term memory so having routines and reminders are the only way I have life run smoothly. Considering this, you'd think I would be well prepared for baby's arrival, and generally I am (room's ready, etc), but I haven't packed my hospital bags yet..
I don't know why I'm stalling. I have this huge paranoia that I'll go into labour early and won't be ready, but for some reason this isn't really motivating me to pack. I'm motivated to clean out cupboards, to write down important reminders for the Husband while I'm gone (I know, I'm that wife) but actually do something that will help me out on B-day (baby day)? Nope.
Even now, rather than packing while my Husband has taken the Toddler out for morning tea, I'm blogging about packing rather than actually packing.
I do, however have a few excuses lined up for when I feel guilty about my lack of effort:
- I need to pack the right comfy clothes and they need washing. And it's raining so I don't have anywhere to hang them. Better to just not do it yet.
- I'm tired.
That's all I have.
Wait, one more:
- I'm worried I'll forget something.
I know I'll be busy with the new baby... but to be honest when Sophie was born she slept so much there was a lot of down time during the day, and many times when I couldn't sleep so having a few little comforts with me would be lovely. I'm still a good mum, I swear ;)
Zoey from Good Goog reminded me this morning to pack my phone charger, for which I am very grateful as I'll go nuts without access to texts, emails, Twitter, FB, Blogpress, the Sunny Mummy Sisterhood and my favourite blogs to read.
I need your help too. What else should I pack for hospital?