Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Is it sinking in?

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.

6 comments:

Jen said...

Yeah, me either. My doctor asked me if I was ready to be done at 28 weeks. I almost hit him.

Sweet Georgia said...

I can't really relate, but I'm sure it's a perfectly normal reaction.

Jen said...

For me having a baby was just an abstract concept until she actually arrive. I think that I just expected to be 9 months pregnant forever!

Geohde said...

No, it seemed abstract to me until they were born :)

J

tobacco brunette said...

I was the same way. I thought that as soon as I got through the first trimester I'd do all the preparation in a matter of weeks. But here I am, having the baby tomorrow and I've only been truly prepared for about a week. IF that.

Maybe I'm actually not even ready now...shit... : )

emily said...

Yeah, pregnancy (and children) will do that to ya! Here I am 4years later and I'm lucky if I remember something long enough to write it on the list. I'm hoping if we have another one that the brain cells will regenerate. Oh, wait, I don't think that kind grows back! Whoops.

Don't stress about the room... I know it's easier said than done. But the baby doesn't care, the baby doesn't know any better! Plus he or she will probably be sleeping in your room the first few weeks or months, so you have plenty of time!