Who we are:
- andaluza: 35, EDD 8/14
- bootsvalentine: 32, EDD 8/9. BFP after 17 months TTC
- eleutha: 35, EDD 8/10/12
- monkeyscience: 27, EDD 8/14/12 with #1 after 1.5 years TTC!
- veritas vitae: 29, EDD 8/28
I think those of us who will be new to the whole parenting thing need our own space to wonder, vent, and maybe get advice, although are we going to be getting tons of that whether we want it or not?
I suppose how we prepare has a lot to do with what our plans are for parenting, etc. I really don't want us to get too much useless crap but I also know that sometimes having an extra thing (like a bouncy seat or a swing) can save a parent's sanity. I also know that when I was a baby I loved my swing :)
I've just been focusing on actually enjoying things like making over the baby's room (even though we plan to have the baby in our room for an indeterminate amount of time.) I told my mother in law I'm still focusing on the fun stuff. I'm also ready to start reading about breastfeeding but not so ready to start thinking about labor and delivery.
We waited so long to get pregnant I am trying to enjoy it. On 12/28 we should go in to the see the baby's heartbeat and I expect hopefully it will ease some of my anxiety.
I also will be working pretty soon after the baby is born and I'm going to have to talk to HR in my school district and figure that out, as well as find some kind of daycare. I wish things were different but I love my job and we need my income. It's possible my husband will be able to stay home with the baby a few days but childcare expense is going to be a big reality for us.
Edited by iixivboots - 12/27/11 at 10:06am