Just before the time comes for a new birth everyone goes through a stage of getting the physical and mental environment ready.
We cleaned the girls room, and the living room, and the babies room.
Baked some pumpkin bars, a pumpkin pie, apple pie, cherry pie.
Canned 2 bushels of tomato products.
Found a hotel room for the grandparents.
Networked with friends for food and help for the husband.
Put simple meals for husband to cook in the freezer.
Finished a quilt.
Bought the new car seat, changing pad and bassinet.
Took down the tomatoes and planted garlic.
Picked out a name.
Decorated the babies new room.
What we have not done is slept through the night, made it more than 2 hours without a potty break, or remembered where we set down those lists of things we need to do.