For me, my last pregnancy didn't feel real until about 2 months AFTER I had my baby. I was being a VERY good babysitter up until then, even breastfed and everything
Seriously, I kept thinking " God, when are your parents going to come pick you up? I want to sleep already!"
Though, reality did kick in a few times before then, like a month before I gave birth and I realized I didn't have a clue what I was getting into, and when we were leaving the hospital and they actually expected me to take care of this teeny-tiny little human being
I'm pretty good at denial and avoidance at times
At least its a little better this time. Now to convince my doctors and my dh that a homebirth is actually in my best interest