That's what Mike said when I told him I was 1 cm dilated after my appointment last week. Then he proceeded to look for pillow cases.
Honey, no need to panic. Yes this means I could go into labor at any time, but lets remember they still want me to labor at home for a while. I'm sure we'll have plenty of time to get the pillows in the jeep, and if we don't have enough time, I have a feeling pillows will not be a priority.
Next came the worries about the hospital bag. We have an empty bag in the corner of our bedroom that we're intending to put hospital bag things into, but neither of us have actually gotten around to thinking about it.
::insert panic attack about what the heck goes in a hospital bag::
Wow, I hadn't even begun to think about that yet. Google isn't really being helpful, its just giving me everything under the sun that I could possible need if in fact there is a world disaster while I'm in the hospital. That tends to increase my anxiety - and now I think we need a second bag...
One idea that I've come across that I like is a labor bag and a post-partum bag. The PP bag stays in the car until we are in the post-partum room. So here's my checklists for each bag (are you surprised that I'm making checklists?? you shouldn't be). Please let me know what I'm forgetting and what I can forget...
-cell phone chargers
-camera and charger
-2 pillows (I think I should move this to the top of the list for Mike)
-hard candy, snacks, drinks, water, and according to the nurse who taught the birthing class a major sandwich/lunch for Mike (she also said that the mother in labor could make this for her husband while trying to get through contractions at the counter... fat chance, methinks)
-massaging things (that darn tennis ball, lol)
-flip flops for the shower
-aspirin/TUMS for Mike
-nursing bra, pads, cream, cover
-nightgown/bathrobe (I don't know if they'll let me wear my own stuff)
-more socks and underwear (although I'm looking forward to the disposable underwear they give you and the sexy no-slip grippy socks)
-receiving blanket, warm blanket
-soap, shampoo, deodorant etc
-wash cloths (towels???)
-baby outfit, hat
-baby book (OMG! I need to buy a baby book, I'm such a bad mom already!!)
-going home clothes for me and Mike
That's all I have right now... I'm trying very hard not to go over board. Again, let me know what I'm missing or what I really don't need.
Next, more news from my shrinking wallet.