I got a birth ball, baby! I think my husband was even more excited than I was to blow it up last night and try it out. He's a runner and general fitness-lover, so he was trying out push-ups and sit-ups and various moves on it. Then he laughed at me while I bounced on it, smiling from ear to ear like a little kid. :-)
In other good news, we also bought most of the supplies for the birth last night! You can see some of them piled in the background of the picture... lots of plastic drop cloths and shower curtains to protect the floor and furniture, loads of cheap towels and wash cloths, diapers, batteries for the camera, nursing pads, etc. I feel so much less anxiety now that we're stocked with what we need! Yay!
And, speaking of getting prepared, I'd love your help creating my "birthing playlist." I'm looking for soothing and inspiring music. So far I have a lot of Enya and Sarah McLachlan on my list. Any ideas??