I seem to have reached the stage in my pregnancy where a common question is “are you all ready for bubs?”
I think it’s just a way of making small-talk.
But how do you answer that question?
Carseat – so we can get home from hospital. CHECK
Bassinette – reborrowed Mother-In-Laws that most of the grandkids have slept in. CHECK
Packet of Nappies. CHECK
Couple of growsuits and singlets. CHECK
Sling to carry bubs in. CHECK
Couple of blankets to wrap bubs in / keep warm. CHECK
I guess we’re kind of ready.
I’m going to need some more singlets and clothes but hoping to get some hand me downs from a neighbour (and maybe a few as gifts).
Have chosen a pram but haven’t bought one yet.
Have bought a few Modern Cloth Nappies to try but probably won’t try any of those in the first month or two.
We’re pretty much taking the simple route this time around.
No much room for too much “stuff”.
And no doubt we’ll accumulate as we go along.
Then there’s the other side of the question.
AM I READY TO HAVE THE BABY?
Not really. Although no doubt in another few weeks I’ll be so sick of myself I’ll want it out regardless.
Am I ready to have a baby to look after 24/7?
Cuddles – YES.
The rest (along with single parenting 4 kids due to harvest)? Not so sure.
But babies are the original players of the game “coming ready or not!”. 😉
I’m sure it’ll all be fine.
Mostly I feel quite casual about the whole thing.
Probably need to think about packing a hospital bag soon I suppose….