Mommy to Kai 2/03, Caden 1/08, Kara 10/09, 3/21/13, &
Cole 2/3/14 ♡ Happily unmarried to Papa since 2002 ♡
~We may not have it all together ♥ but together we have it all~
I will be giving birth at the hospital and it is probably, at most 3 miles away, so I'd like to stay home for as long as possible!
If it's at night . . . sleep!
If it is evening, DH and I might play a game, watch a favorite movie, or go out for a little while.
Of course, if it is night, I will definitely try to sleep!
My mom, though, never had a slow start to her labors. It was a couple of irregular contractions then 2 minutes apart and pretty serious from then on. She was in labor 9, 4, and 3 hours with her children. It's hard to know what to expect with my first, but I'm trying to keep an open mind.
Happy Wife since 12/31/05 ~ Blessed Mama to 2/8/09 and 6/11/11, with on the way due 2/24/14
We have a three hour drive, on a snowy, dangerous highway ... plus we have to pack up the dogs and bring them with us. I think that will keep me busy.
I love the idea of a birthday cake for baby ... I think I'll solicit my mom to do that once she gets there.
So for me it will be something like taking a short walk, soaking in a tub, having my daughters read to me, doing a puzzle or watching a light movie with them... that is if everything is "Ready" for the birth - some of it will be getting the birth supplies ready, straightening up the house etc.
I remember having contrax in the grocery store the first time when I went to stock up on snacks. That wasn't exactly fun.
I was just thinking maybe this time I'd have one of those mellower, longer labors- I guess I'd bake bread or go for a walk or something. Or you know, clean the house and take care of kids....
I do, however, always have cookie ingredients on hand, and I bet showing up at L&D with fresh cookies would help me get one of the two rooms with tubs.
mom to all boys B: 08/01, C: 07/05 , N: 03/09 , M: 01/12 and far too many lost ones
We have a three hour drive, on a snowy, dangerous highway ... plus we have to pack up the dogs and bring them with us."
Be Careful!!! I drove to a homebirth when I was 32wks preggers, in a rain storm with flooding. Fortunately my Honda CRV had a whooping 2 wheel drive :
(They were an AMAZING teenage couple who wanted to homebirth with their family- I couldn't say no)
I hope you have a SAFE journey to your homebirth, I would kiss your sister if I knew her! I wish more extended families would support us homebirthers!!
I want to bring treats to the nurses in the hospital too so maybe my mom and I should make some cookies. I think I'll put some other goodies together too in case I don't have time to bake. I still want to give them something yummy.
Sue, Mama to Fiona Aileen (2/1/09) and Maeve Penelope (10/7/11)