Post # 1
I’m officially starting my 3rd trimester tomorrow. I’m starting to get a little freaked because time is going by so quickly. There’s a LOT I have to get done at work before my leave, and at home we don’t have anything for the baby yet. Nursery is painted, but we are waiting on my mom to get the crib. My parents and in laws are each throwing us a shower, which we are very lucky and blessed, so we haven’t purchased anything yet. The showers aren’t until Feb, so I’ll be about 4-5 weeks away at that time. I feel like we’re cutting it close to be ready, but maybe that’s normal. The enormity of this life change is really settling in.
Post # 3
With my second pregnancy, I was definetly getting a little freaked out as we got closer to the due date. My first was 2 weeks overdue, so I thought *maybe* the universe would cut me some slack and I’de have my second one earlier. She was also 2 weeks overdue. And on my due date, my SO and I still didn’t have a single name picked out. I mean, I had like 20 names picked out but he didn’t like any of my all time favorites. We brought the baby name book with us to the hospital. I felt like I was going to lose my mind if he didn’t hurry up and agree on a name!
Post # 4
Haha! I know whatcha mean.@mrstilly: I think once you have the showers you will feel a lot better and more prepared physically. Read or make a list of what you CAN do in the meantime so you can focus on progress…not all the things you have to delay until later b/c you are waiting on THINGS. Mental, spiritual, relationship building is a huge part of getting prepped. We had to do the opposite …most of our showers were months early and just finished one last one last week which through everything into reorg mode again. I trust you will enjoy the time to not think about the STUFF and figure out the HOW (logistical), WHY (philosophical) and WHO (relational) for now.
@Bostonsmom: We are not finally final on our baby’s middle name yet. C-section is scheduled for 2 weeks away, 4 days before our expected due date. But really labor can happen anytime. I got nervous midway thru the third trimester. Like, don’t come yet, Baby…not ready yet. One day at a time. We really do have everything the baby NEEDS…and if we don’t…nothing that can’t be fixed with a relative’s one hour stop at the store for emergency items.
Post # 5
I think those are very normal feelings. My shower was six weeks before my due date. As soon as it was over I got the last few items we needed. After that I sat and waited. The waiting the last few weeks was the hardest part. I was so full of nervous energy but there was nothing left to do but wait and sleep.
I hope the time goes quickly for you but you will be ready when it comes.
Post # 6
I’m glad I’m not alone. DH and I are as emotionally and mentally prepared as we can be. We’re making pediatrician arrangements next week and have day care line up for next fall. I’m not so focused on the things, and actually we are keeping the “bust-have baby gear” to a minimum and really only get the things we need. But it feels like we are unprepared because the nursery is so bare right now. I know we’ll get there.
Post # 7
Let the nesting begin! 🙂 Once you get the nursery done, it will feel much more manageable. If it helps any, making lists and getting an organized to-do list on paper really helps me when I’m stressed out. Plus, it really helps to see items getting checked off and the list getting smaller. Maybe that is worth a try?
Post # 8
*lol* I”m totally starting to freak out… I’m 35+ weeks right now and as I type hubby and the inlaws are finishing renos in the basement so I can move my office out of what will be the baby’s room. We have most of the “stuff” we need, but it’s all piled in boxes in the guest room… combine that with a still heads-up baby, yeah, the clock seems like it’s moving at super-speed!