I don't really feel ready to give birth or become a parent. I've still got a long to-do list but at least the Bassou-related tasks are winding down. Like: packing the hospital bag, pre-registering at the hospital, getting fitted for a nursing bra. MoBob's sister got a 10-year tourist visa and he bought plane tickets, and my parents sent a very welcome cash infusion, so that eases a couple of big worries. I was hoping that I'd be "done" by today so that I can spend the rest of March just relaxing but it's not going to happen. I keep telling myself we are in good shape. We are. At least until Bassou arrives and all hell breaks loose.
Good luck in your final weeks!
For what it's worth, I told myself that newborn life would be total hell and it really helped me survive it. It was hard for sure, but at least expecting it to be hard meant I had a small feeling of "Well, I was right!!" and around 6 weeks or so things started to feel a lot better.
If you plan on breastfeeding, that can be a good thing to have support lined up for, since it's a learning curve for some people (and some people, like me, never quite get it even with professional help!). I had premade a list of phone numbers and email addresses of local IBCLCs and I ended up glad I had it all in one place around day 5 when everything was insane. Odds are VERY good you will have a better experience than I did, but it's good to have that number ready to dial in case you need help. :)