Step 5: Take a Mental Health Day
The day before the party I took the day off to to recreate the activities I did the day before Max was born- except the OBGYN. No need to get my membranes swiped for nostalgia's sake. One massage, pedicure, and lunchtime later I went home and cleaned. Thank goodness I didn't go into labor again.
Step 6: Go To the Dollar Store at 8:30 pm
I suggest you skip this step. As it turns out, the Dollar Store doesn't sell regular balloons and they won't even blow up the balloons they sell. You also might run into someone who is so high they cackle/giggle when the cashier mentions latex balloons and won't stop talking to you about the whisk he's buying for a photoshoot. I didn't stick around to ask questions.