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Am I ready?

In a word, no. I am not ready for Kenlee to arrive.

I realize that starting Monday, she could come any time (by medical standards I'll be term). However, I need her to wait about a week.

Things I still need to finish:
• Two feature assignments for work
• Cousin's graduation video (really close!)
• Packing my hospital bag
• Installing the car seat and getting an inspection
• Cleaning my house (Ok, so Kyle will likely do more of this than me, but still)
• Get my hair cut and highlighted (I know it's vain, but I don't want to look like a slob in all those photos we'll most definitely be taking)
• Get a pedicure (I have been saving my birthday money from a month ago, and I'll be darned if I don't have pretty toes when it comes time to push!)

Will I get these things done? I hope so. But I also know that babies chose their own birthdays, and I could not have anything crossed off the list before she arrives.

It's not like I wouldn't be ok if I went into labor tomorrow, however.

Things I have accomplished:
• Organized all of the baby gear and the nursery
• Washed/put away a load of baby clothes/blankets/sheets
• Took three classes at the hospital (breastfeeding, pain management and infant care)
• Made a list of what to pack in my hospital bag
• Made a list of preferences for birth (neither of these lists are printed yet...oops!)
• Purchased a dozen adorable flower headbands for Kenlee (She wants to look pretty in all those photos too!)

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  1. Tami,you forgot to mention packing a camera!!

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  2. I have to get the camera from my mother-in-law! Mine died a few weeks ago, and I don't have time or money to replace it unfortunately. Thank goodness for backups! :)

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