Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sh*t Just Got Real

When I think about the fact that there's only 4 weeks until my due date, I kind of want to cry--just curl up in a fetal position (how appropriate) under my covers and cry.

If this baby comes even just a little bit early, we are really screwed.

Here's a list of all the things I have NOT done yet:
--find an OB in my new city.  EEEK!
--register at the labor and delivery department in the hospital in my new city.
--find someone to watch Judah while I'm giving birth.
--find someone to help with the newborn after the birth.
--dig out Judah's old baby stuff--all still in boxes!
--obtain and install an infant car seat.
--unpack 80% of our crap from the move.

It just seems like daily maintenance chores takes up 95% of the day--and the list of to-dos just gets longer, no matter how much I manage to cross off.  Yes, some progress has been made, but for every one thing I do, 3 new things manage to pop up!  It's like a whack-a-mole game from hell.

These days I'm so stressed out of my mind I think I have a permanent scowl on my face and the poor spouse has had to put up with my incredibly short fuse and grumpy disposition for weeks.

Of course it doesn't help that I like to distract myself from my stress and misery by surfing FB and other sites periodically throughout the day.  Argh.

It's times like these I really need to just keep looking forward instead of regretting the time I've wasted and the fears and what-ifs that may or may not happen.  As Daenerys Targaryen, the Stormborn, the Unburnt, Mother of Dragons, Trueborn Queen of the Andals, Rhoynar and the First Men (so sue me, I'm a Game of Thrones nerd) always says:

If I look back, I am lost.


CP said...

Breath! And relax! These things will fall into place. I didnt pull out the baby clothes or supplies until after Ryan was born. worst case scenario, you show up at a random hospital and just have the baby or a hot fireman delivers your baby :) I'm sure things will work out :)

Alice in Wonderland said...

Ha ha ha ha, hot fireman. Why is it that the one time I get to meet a hot fireman, I'm looking like crap and semi-incontinent?!

Tammy said...

That sounds incredibly overwhelming! Poor Christina! You'll get it done though!

Loved the Game of Thrones reference... we really are thought twins. Daenerys Targaryen is my favorite character (though I also love Tyrion Lannister). That George R.R. Martin better release the last two books soon. He looks like he's in terrible health, and I will feel VERY ripped off if he dies before he finishes the series.

Alice in Wonderland said...

OMG!!!! My thoughts exactly Tam! I love Tyrion! If GRR kills off Tyrion I will be BEYOND pissed.