Ok, so I stole the title from Star Wars. (Can you name the scene?)
So I went to the baby store yesterday and bought everything I thought I MUST have before she comes home. This included a crib, mattress, mattress pad (waterproof and antimicrobial non-allergic, etc.), bassinet sheets, a video/audio monitor, diapers, wipes, a seat protector for under the car seat, a rearview mirror to allow me to see her in the rear-facing car seat and a couple bulb syringes with which to suck the nasty mucus crap out of her throat so she can breathe, cuz that is important. *sigh*
T saw me bringing in the loot and we agreed upon a "Don't ask, Don't tell" policy in regards to how much money I spent. It really wasn't that bad considering the cost of cribs these days and mattresses that range from $50-$200. (Can you tell me why I would need a 30 year warranty on a baby mattress?) We are ready. *Gulp*
We completed our CPR training last night and are scheduled to Room In on Friday when we will learn how to use the take home monitor. Saturday midmorning we could be taking our daughter out of doors for the first time in her life. She has never felt the wind on her face or smelled the sweet...ah, who am I kidding, the oil and exhaust of the hospital parking lot. Anyway, you get the idea.
She is now 5 pounds 1 ounce and looks like a real baby. Incredible!