Home Run

For child #3, we are planning a home birth. It is something that we have been interested in for a while and we are ready to give it a go. Our first two births didn’t go as expected, so hopefully this one will work out as planned. We have about 6 weeks to go now until the due date, so we have some serious prep work to do. Aside from getting things in order with our midwife, Tracey, we also have a serious list of supplies to start acquiring:

  • 1 gallon jug of distilled water
  • 4-6 mm. plastic sheeting at least 12″X12″ Check Paint section in Wal Mart or Meijers
  • At least 4 dark colored plastic garbage bags
  • One set of old or used bed sheets
  • 6 bath towels
  • 4 washcloths
  • 6 receiving blankets
  • 1 small and 1 large plastic mixing bowl (these MUST be plastic because it needs to float)
  • Plastic Rubbermaid type short stool, Needs to be waterproof
  • Working flashlight and extra batteries
  • Extra toilet paper, at least two 6 roll packs
  • One citrus and one non-citrus juice
  • Bag of ice
  • Protein that you like that is easy to fix to eat during labor
  • Gown or clothes after birth if necessary
  • 1 pairs socks or booties, 1 onesie, 1 sleeper for baby
  • 4 diapers
  • Large cookie sheet
  • Silver duct tape
  • Brand new 25′ hose for filling bathtub (White drinking hose or RV hose that can usually be found at Home Depot or Meijer)
  • New long handled fish net (can be purchased at pet store)
  • Container of Sea Salt, any grocery store
  • Man’s white tube sock
  • Two bulbs of fresh garlic
  • Ground coffee
  • Bottle liquid Calcium/Magnesium

I am not sure what all or these supplies are to be used for, but it sure looks like fun, huh? I feel like I am about to embark on some strange adventure.

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