Jasmine, our midwife, came to our home for a visit today. It was a wonderful experience. Mike and I both felt... well... at home. It's pretty unique when your husband can crawl onto your own bed next to you to be a part of an exam. She brought over the inflatable birthing tub and we went over the list of remaining items we need in the house before the delivery--pretty basic stuff, more towels, some rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, electrolyte drink, etc. As D Day gets closer, Mike and I get more and more excited and comfortable with our decision to have a home birth. (At the same time, we are okay and realistic with the fact that there is a chance we'll end up at the hospital.) We decided we'll set up the tub in the living room where I can be in the middle of everyone and there will be plenty of room. It connects to the washing machine's water supply with a hose.