if everything goes according to plan, he will be coming home a day after he turns 3 weeks (35 week gestational age). this just boggles my mind. am i ready? heck no, i was suppose to have two months yet to prepare. i've went online shopping crazy and made a couple large target stops as well. i just hope i'm ready, every nurse and doctor says that i am. but ready to this on my own? there is no daddy-help available, the clothes haven't been washed, the bottles haven't been sanitized, the house hasn't been vacuumed/deep cleaned, his stroller hasn't arrived, the video monitors haven't been chosen, so many things to do. the list just seems to get longer as i think about it more. does this nervousness every subside? i just can't believe i'm going to be taking my 35 week baby home, 5 weeks before he should have made his arrival.
i know things happen for a reason, and i'm thankful to have 3 weeks of practice in with nurses and monitors to help ease my anxiety. i am going to miss that safety net and those extra hands. i have never felt so comfortable having him in the NICU but i guess it's time for him to fly that coop and head home. one, baby-ready or not, that is waiting for him. i just pray that this momma can handle it all, plus a puppy's needs, while still managing to some how get some sleep. only time will tell.