As of today, I am two weeks away from my due date. Therefore, certain things need to be taken care of and planned now, as technically, Thing 2 could make his arrival any minute now, even while I’m typing this. Car seat has to be installed, the nursery has to be finished (this is almost done), and of course, I need to have my hospital bag packed and pretty much ready to go at a moment’s notice.
My hospital bag this time around has experience on its side. I now know what I’m allowed to bring into the delivery room, what I will definitely need post-delivery, and of course, what is absolutely useless to me during both time periods. One thing I have not decided upon yet is which game system to bring with me–Vita or 3DS.
Last time, I had 6 hours in between the glorious time the epidural was administered and when it was time for the actual delivery. We filled it with watching the History channel, as there was a fantastic 8-hour special that day on the Revolutionary War (that the delivery team TURNED OFF during the last 30 minutes. I’m still not over that). I might be able to entertain myself this week with Shark Week, if I do indeed have him this week, but I can’t count on TV for all possible scenarios. It’s up to a handheld, something I did not pack last time.
I originally thought I would bring my 3DS to help with the lull that will surely take place after the epidural. I have two games on there that are meant to play during lulls–Final Fantasy Theatrhythm and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Then again, I may pick up Dragon’s Crown for the Vita today, and if it’s the delightful hack-n-slash greatness it seems to be, that will be far more fun than either Theatrhythm or ACNL, the latter of which I’m getting slightly bored of lately.
Even if I don’t get or don’t like Dragon’s Crown, I have the Vita packed full of Final Fantasy games, all of which I mean to finish or rage quit one day.
I’m definitely not taking both, since I’m already bringing chargers for my phone and Nook and I don’t want to laden down my bag with two more I’ll have to keep track of. I have a feeling it’s going to come down to whichever handheld I’m playing at that moment, as that will be the one I toss into the bag as soon as I realize these contractions are finally not false labor. I’m getting a little sick of the false labor from the past week.