Today, I just want to get real.
I have less than 7 weeks to go and I’m suddenly feeling overwhelmed. My nesting urges are nowhere to be found, the nursery is far from completion, I can’t help but freak out a bit at how much still needs to be done despite my lack of motivation. I am paralyzed by the tasks on my list, and also suddenly so aware of the lack of good storage solutions we have.
I need more bins and a better filing cabinet and a new rug and a big old truck to haul away all of the things I feel like I want to get rid of to make space for Jack and his baby goodies. When in doubt, toss it out. That’s my motto.
I feel like I simultaneously have eternity until I meet Jack, and no time at all. Yes, we have a stroller, and a crib (thanks Mom & Dad!), and a baby monitor (thanks Diane!), and our carrier (thanks Gail!), and a car seat (thanks Annie, Karen & Rachel!), and a billion cute baby onesies (thanks everyone), but there is still so much to get and do to prepare. I started making a list, which should help, but until I start checking things off I just have a hint of anxiety in the back of my mind at all times.
Perhaps what I really need is a warm bath and a good book. Nobody is ever really prepared when their first kid arrives, right? I know it’ll all work out and in a couple months when Jack is here I’ll be laughing at my pregnant, freaked out self. But until then, I’ll be adding items to my list, praying it all gets done before my baby boy comes home in my arms.
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