Monday, January 12, 2009

"I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can anyone ever just be whelmed?" - Alicia Silverston, "Clueless"

I’m starting to feel a little overwhelmed with the preparations for the baby. We still have so much to do, and I just realized that next week, I will officially be in my 3rd trimester. Yikes! I know it will all fall into place like everyone says, but it is not in place right now, so I’m starting to freak out a little.

Here is a look at what goes on in my mind on a daily basis:
Pick out and order baby furniture…I’m gonna pee my pants…finish registering…where do I sign up for birthing class…quit stressing yourself out…order baby bedding…pick out a daycare…pick out a pediatrician…don’t fall down…how do I learn how to breastfeed…why did I just yell at Tommy…where did that weird dream come from…is it too soon to eat again…is it normal for my back to hurt this bad…why is it so hot in here…paint the baby room…what if Thomas turns out to be a girl…will my face ever clear up…did I remember my prenatal vitamin today…is that a stretch mark…my feet hurt…and so on…and so on…and so on…

All of this stuff makes for a pretty exhausting day. No wonder I’m in bed by 8:00.

2 comments:

B-Mom said...

3rd trimester! No freaking way! Now I'm stressed....

Alan Taylor said...

ummmmm, I'm pretty sure that quote is from 10 Things I Hate About You