Haircuts. Nails trimmed. Baby things organized. Bassinet up. Carseat accessible. Blinds dusted. Furniture rearranged. Clothes sorted and donations ready to go.
These are the kinds of things that give me a sense of being more ready for a new baby. (At 38+ weeks, we think the baby could come any day.)
Then, while walking tonight, I had the thought: If I were home right now and the baby was here, too. . . I'd be nursing and changing and putting a baby to bed. For some reason I just can't picture that! Add to that my thought today that surely, though my belly is large, I just can't possibly have a "full-size newborn" in there. . .
I don't think there really is a getting ready. The only thing I really want is a ready heart, an accepting heart, a heart leaned hard into the Lord. Oh, prepare me!