... you plan to fail. These words you would think I would have forgotten by now, after I planned so much for a little girl, but I stayed strong about a lot of ideas leading up to the labor and delivery of Baby Boy.
I had pretty much planned to the date and time of going into the hospital, I just prayed Dr. Young would go along with my plan.... thankfully he did. In the hours after leaving the doctor before checking into the hospital I had several tasks that needed to be completed. Including the last supper Cullen and I shared just before checking in.
First things first, I made 48 cupcakes for the visitors that would come to the hospital. I baked, decorated, and packaged them just as I had planned. Yes, many had laughed at me about this idea, but I thought it was a sweet thank you for those that came to visit.
Next, while the cupcakes baked and cooled I made three casseroles, just to busy myself.
I also, planned and scoured the internet for a cute hospital gown. I bought this one from a company called Gownies, and even at the risk of it being ruined I still wore it, and from the pictures, now I'm glad I did.
One big oops that I thought was the best idea before hand was to give myself a bit of color using some great self tanner....yeah, READ THIS: Self Tanner = EPIC FAIL. It did provide me a lot of laughter though checking out the streaks and blotches.
Some other details I planned for but were unused...my matching monogrammed pajamas, robe, and slippers. Looking back I should have invested in another gownie.