MommyofZoo is right, be flexible. Neither of my previous births went as I planned in my head. With my first I wanted to do it completely natural, but I was enduced and refused the drugs...at first. I made it to 5cms before the pain was too much and I gave in to the epidural...best decision I ever made - besides marrying my hubby! lol! With my second I went in there knowing I was having an epidural...didn't happen. My labor progressed so fast there was no time (it didn't help that I walked around 4cm for 3 weeks before he was born). It shouldn't have surprised me that he was born in 45 minutes. Being flexible to things not going how you plan them is very key. Pack your bag well ahead of time in case you go into labor early. Take 2 or 3 different sized going home outfits for your little one. The ultrasounds are only a guesstimate on your baby's weight and can be off. Have the room for your little one done and put together by 32 weeks in case you go early (crib up and everything). Ours didn't use their cribs except during the day, they always slept in a bassinet by my bedside at night, but it's nice to have it up and ready if you want to use it. Have a date night or two with your husband, do some things that you won't be able to do for a while after the baby...like go to a movie or a really nice restaurant. Relax and enjoy!!!