I found out about this pregnancy very early on; I tested as soon as I was certain I was late. This is odd for me, as in the past I haven't found out until I was about six weeks or more along.
I sat down earlier and wrote up a birth plan. Opinions on these things vary widely amongst hospital staff, but I'm going to do my best to avoid those who disdain them altogether. I mainly wanted to get it in writing that I'm a hard stick. It would be really nice to not get a vein blown in both my arms by nurses trying to run an IV. (And I do solemnly swear that in the distant future when I finally make it to and through nursing school that if I'm not good at getting IV sticks I will admit this and call in someone more skillful whenever possible.)
I need to sit down with some of my large collection of baby name books and make a preliminary list of boys' names. Only boys; I have a good girl's name, though I reserve the right to change my mind.
I need to hit my insurance company's website & make a list of doctors & another of midwives fairly near me and then start calling them to see who's accepting new patients.
I'm already working on a girl's coming home outfit. I'm crocheting a skirt onto a newborn t-shirt that I never used with Esther, and plan to make coordinating booties, cap, and poncho. (I'm adding a poncho because the shirt is kind of plain on its own.) Because I am obsessive like that, I also have three big sister outfits to make, and a baby blanket.
I have also promised my cousin Becky, who is expecting her sixth, that I'd make a few things more for her (I've already handed over the blanket I made her), and I can't let that fall by the wayside.
I need to make a list of all the stuff we need to buy. I'm angry again at the neighbors who stole our baby swing. That was a damn expensive swing, and the bottom-feeders of course ruined it. (I was going to steal it back until I saw just what a mess they'd made of it. Note to self: in the future, when something is stolen, call and make a police report, so if it turns up again you can follow up.) I know I need a swing and a new car seat and some baby clothes.
I really hope this one's another girl, so I don't have to buy quite so many clothes.