For months we've been waiting for the appointment. I've read through all the paperwork they've supplied - and then some - and wondered about how we're going to organise this.
And yet when the hospital rang this afternoon to say that they've had a few people drop out and would we take the gap - this Monday! - my head is kind of... spinning with the excitement and the unknown.
Who do I know who's had children under general anaesthetic so I can ask for advice? Who do I know who's had children in casts so I can ask for advice? Have I got appropriate clothing ready? What do I need to tell the preschool? What... but... then...
Oh. Oh. Oh.
It's finally happening.