Congratulations, Ryleee! What a little sweetie. :) Give her kisses from us to our babies!
Heathenmom, I am totally paranoid, but I WOULD NOT use a piece of foam (unless it was organic/natural in origin) in my baby's bed. Instead, I would get a roll of cotton batting roughly the right dimensions, then cut multiple layers to form a thicker mattress. Then I would cover this with cotton fabric. If you want to quilt the layers together somehow so that they don't shift and can be thrown in the wash, that would be good, but you might also find that a 100% wool pad helps keep the bed dry. You could MAKE sheets to fit, or just use or make large blankets to fold under the mattress that can be removed and washed. I did this with DD's bassinet (I hated the vinyl/foam thing that it came with) and I was very happy with it.
I just had a wild labor dream of all the people who could be involved behaving badly. I dreamed I went into labor. My DH came home almost immediately (he works an hour away), but before he got there, my parents were there, my Dad secretly whisking DD away in a car seat and my mother settling in (the plan is that my mother doesn't come to stay until labor is well established and I am practically ready to push).
I was like, "Oh, I wasn't ready for DD to go yet." And they just kind of looked at me like I was crazy and I gave in.
My brother and SIL showed up at this point (not in the labor plan). My SILs tried to give me a big hug while I was contracting and I yelled,"Don't touch me!" and laughed like I was just kidding.
My 9 yo brother was staying too, I realized, when Dad was driving off with DD. And he had a neighbor girl over in the yard playing. Every time I made a labor noise, the 9 yo laughed uproariously.
Mom followed my every move around the house. Our house was HUGE, three full stories and I dreamed that I discovered that they had taken out the stairs and put in three huge double staircases, even all the way to the basement. Which, according to my dream, I'd never even been in before.
I was trying to sweep and clean up. But everyone was hovering over me and watching my every move.
Suddenly I realized that I wasn't contracting anymore.
So I told my mom to leave and take my young brother. I encouraged DH to see about going back to work, and told brother and SIL goodbye.
Everyone looked at me so offended, and acted like I was crazy.
I so regretted telling anyone I was even in labor!
My mom was really mad at me and my dad had to talk her around, and I was thinking, "I want her to watch me birth a baby when she's pouting like a teenager?"
Anyway, that's my dream.
I woke up before I had a baby or anything.
I remember being sad that I was going to have a late May baby instead of an early June one, feeling the urge to get everything cleaned up, and neat, and not wanting anyone in my space, except DD. I think I was reacting a bit to the family, midwife, and DH strongly encouraging me to NOT have DD at the birth, while I would love to have her here for the amazing event where she goes from only child to oldest child. So I am trying to keep things open and flexible and let people know what I THINK I'll want and what I MAY want.
My mother was wonderful at my last birth (an unplanned addition after the first 20 hours of labor), so I don't anticipate attitudes and such, but I can't say my mother's never had an attitude before! Anyway, I guess maybe I'd better write a birth plan!