I've been purging and cleansing the whole house in preparation. We already have 4 children in a 3 bedroom house and at some point early on in the pregnancy,it occurred to me that adding another person to the family,even a little one, was going to require some actual organization LOL. So, I've been cleaning out every corner of the house...Freecycling and ebaying everything.
Of course,the bedroom was one of my major points of concentration, since I imagine we'll be spending quite a bit of time there,even if the actual birth doesn't happen there.
I have 2 boxes sitting in the bedroom,ready and waiting.One box has things specifically for the birth - old towels, a plastic mat ( which was an old Twister mat
), clamps,gloves,etc...just stuff we may need or may not. The other box is for after the birth with clean jammies for me,pads, clean sheets for the bed if they're needed...those kind of things.
We've been reading some very homebirth positive books to the kids to help them get ready.Everyone in the family made predictions...gender,birthdate,weight,etc so all the kids are very anxious to see who is closest
I spent a day cooking freezer meals to have for the week or 2 after the birth, things like calzones, soups,main dishes....stuff I or dh can thaw and reheat .
iI don't know what else really,besides just experiencing the pregnancy and taking care of myself,physically and emotionally. I've almost at the end (or I am at the end maybe LOL) and have found myself and some of my ways of thinking changed considerably with this pregnancy.
At this point, I feel like everything is *ready* and now I can sit back and relax and wait