Good Idea, Bad Idea?

Today is the first day of my last trimester. After my doctor’s appointment tomorrow I start going in every two weeks, and not long after that they start doing pelvic exams instead of just checking Baby’s heartbeat and my weight. But along with the sudden realization that I AM GOING TO HAVE A BABY comes a complete loss of common sense. I’ve started to think that things like a French baby food maker sound incredibly important and necessary. And then of course I’ll need a baby cookbook, because although I barely bother to add a little garlic to canned tomato sauce for E or myself, my infant needs actual recipes. Then there’s the matter of all the non-organic clothes, blankets, and toys I’ve bought or been given. Although the organic stuff costs roughly 200-400% more than the regular kind, what if I’m poisoning my baby slowly through his socks? To top it all off, I read an article about ways to remove the hair from your bikini line in the last trimester, when you can’t shave anymore because you CAN’T SEE IT. And now I’m worried my doctor will judge me, seeing as how the last time I thought about my bikini line was probably the day I got pregnant.

Since I clearly have no internal measure of wackiness left, I need some help. How insane is buying a hospital gown to deliver the baby in? These are adorable, I love that they close down the back and the snaps in the front for breastfeeding get an A+. On the other hand, they cost $50 and I am pretty much guaranteed to get at least three bodily fluids on it. Am I allowed to just give birth in a Target nightgown or an old t-shirt? I realize what I am wearing is going to be the last thing on my mind during labor, but for now, I have nothing else to think about. So. Good idea, bad idea?

7 Responses to “Good Idea, Bad Idea?”

  1. lalaland13 says:

    Knocked Up’s stunt vagina aside, I don’t think actual doctors expect women to shave a body part from which a human freakin’ being is about to emerge. But I could be wrong. Anyone with experience care to weigh in?

    Aside from that, I’m not sure what to tell ya. Feel comfortable, but don’t have to worry about sullying a pretty hospital gown. You’re right; it will get ugly and messy.

  2. AGreenEyeDevil says:

    Does your birthing center not provide hospital gowns? If you do find one that you just really want, maybe keep it back and switch into it for your pics holding the newborn Baby E. I’m sure your nurses would be glad to help you make the quick switch, because it’s quite likely the one you’ve been wearing will appear rather used by that point.

  3. Erin (i dont have a fake name :( ) says:

    That pissed me off about that movie too! I was like “nobody goes and gets a wax done the day before going into labor!” But you dont need a French baby food maker. You can just use a food processor or your blender, its the same thing (just not quite so spiffy)

  4. TheDomina says:

    I think the gown isn’t worth it and you should get a food mill…very cheap and makes excellent baby food!

  5. stacyinbean says:

    I might be the lone one who definitely thinks you should pick up one of those adorable little gowns, yes you might only use it once but I’d rather be comfortable and cute and snapped in without my ass hanging out…. Also, no need for teh fancy food masher, food mills are AMAZING. You can make all sorts of wonderful stuff for you AND bebeh with it and it’ll be way cheaper and more useful in the long run. Target has some decent ones and you could get a really nice stainless one from Crate & Barrel for around $40. Then you can buy the cookbook and have it all for less than half that damned adorable French food squasher!

  6. funnyface says:

    I am friends with many people who work in labor and delivery and I have NEVER EVER heard a single one say a single word about anyone’s bikini line. They are there worrying about your health, your comfort, and the baby’s health and comfort. That’s it.

  7. Katie Gibson-Stofflet says:

    I did see recently that the Hollywood stars buy those nightgowns. I mean if you want to be like Tori Spelling and Briney Spears then go right ahead. However, it will become ruined and your a** will not be hanging out cause your legs will be hung up. LOL. However, I do say that you deserve the beautiful gown to feel comfortable on this most wonderful day……
    Love Aunt Katie

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