Thank you guys so much for all of the congrats and good wishes. I'm still sort of in shock that Ingrid was the first baby born in our DDC. It was a struggle to get things together that we were still lacking -- car seat, etc, plus getting things that we were not expecting (very small cloth diapers.. we were all set with the ones for 10+ pounds)
I've got an update now ... we brought her home today! I'm so happy to have her here with us. I just nursed her off "schedule" and it felt great. It's sort of strange to go from seeing your tiny baby hooked up to monitors for days to being responsible for her care. Also weird to have everything that you had planned for go out the window. My baby has now had formula, pacifiers, tons of heel pricks, and has cried alone in a crib-- all things that I thought would never happen.
Thanks, sierra .. you know, my brother ended up rescheduling his wedding- it is now happening in April! but if it were still happening at 38 wks, I suppose we would have made the long trip to the wedding ....
mama to Ingrid (11/06) and Louisa (5/29/09):