When I go to my doctors appointments, they have started saying things like 'You'll be full term in x weeks'. I laugh and say I'm just not ready yet - so this baby is going to have to wait the full 40 weeks. But in all truth, I'm as ready as I'll ever be. Our lives are changing - in a HUGE way - and for sure that is going to occur sometime in less than 2 months. In general, I'm a big planner... and for this baby, I've done my fair share of planning. First, obviously, the IVF cycle. Then signing up for day care at 12 weeks, finding a doula, planning my maternity leave.... but other things? Things I thought I'd be totally on top of? Not so much.
For instance - the nursery. I have a few friends that are also pregnant right now, and some are due right around me. The rooms are totally done. Besides the fact that there is a hole in the wall (which I have high hopes for him closing up this weekend), my crib won't be delivered for a few weeks, there is NOTHING on the walls, and the rug was just ordered.
Sure, I had a shower, but I certainly haven't gone out and bought boxes of diapers or wipes...
Do other pregnant people feel like this? I have this vague understanding that a baby is due in my life on December 5th - but it seems kind of surreal. I love to feel the little guy/gal kick... I loved washing and folding and fondling all the sweet little baby clothes from the shower.... but it all seems kind of like an abstract idea more than a reality.
Or maybe I'm just going crazy.