I am now 39 weeks pregnant. Up until this point, I think I've overlooked the fact that sometime in the next two weeks a newborn baby is going to come home with me and John. She will be solely our responsibility.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Don't get me wrong. We are not completely unprepared. Our hospital bag is at least halfway packed. The carseat is in the car. Her room is filled with diapers and clothes. And yesterday we chose her pediatrician.
But when it comes to the care and feeding of an infant, John and I know very little.
For months, I have been preparing myself mentally for the hard and unpredictable work of labor. Somehow, I think I forgot to prepare myself for the hard and unpredictable work of parenthood.
The good news is I'm kind of an expert at cramming.