Our home birth kit arrived a couple of days ago. I had a moment in which I started to panic that I hadn't ordered it yet, thinking that it could never come in time and then what would I do. Of course, it was on my doorstep two days later and I still have plenty of weeks of waiting. I've never been an in-person witness to a hospital birth or experienced one myself, but it seems that there are so many more accoutrements in that setting than are in this small box. Of course, our midwives have their own supplies that they will bring, but everything in here seems so simple. Just some sterile gloves. Some gauze. The basics. I like it.
The little newborn cap makes me tear up a little.