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Sprout | Prepping

This week, we have a lot going on.  We're gearing up for my last shower that is actually going to be held at my house.  At the time, I thought it was a great option, but now that we're in the home stretch, I'm creating more work for myself that I had intended.

I think it's my own fault though.

Between Spring Cleaning in the air, the whole "nesting" idea going and just trying to make things look good for my guests, I've got a very full plate.  Not to mention that S is really trying to crank out some projects too, so we're both busy with our own things, daily.

In the midst of it all, S asked me... "When should we pack our hospital bag?" And now I cannot stop thinking about that.  My thought was once I started going weekly, I would need to have something packed.  Being that my next appointment will help us know where we are or aren't, my thought was... "following the next appointment and the next shower, we can start putting something together."

I was okay with that, until I realized, that I pretty much have everything that I would need to pack a bag for myself and for S for the hospital and if we need something, S will just come home and get it.  We'll be like 3 miles or less from the hospital, so we won't be far.

With that thought underway, I started thinking about everything else that we need to wrap up and do before the baby gets here.  We've been working to get a lot done, but there always seems like there is something else to add to the list.

My list keeps growing and I'm hoping that once this shower at my house is over, I'll feel really good about it.  It's our family shower, so there will be a lot of people there that will want to see the nursery and our house.  So right now, my goal is to wrap up those things as quickly as possible and worry about everything else the next week.

I'm very much worried that I could go early (with no physical evidence of that yet) and have nothing done.

My hope is that in the next few weeks, I can take another mental health day and crank through some of these things.  It will make me feel better and make our house a little more prepared.

Am I alone in thinking this way?  Does it feel like a hurry up and wait game to everyone?  Are you ever really truly prepared?


Allison said…
I had a scheduled C-section at 39w2d and STILL didn't feel ready :) There will be a point, though, where you'll just look at it all (at least I did) and say "eh, good enough" :) I hope your shower goes great!
Sassytimes said…
I don't think you ever really feel prepared; especially with the first. The waiting game sucks. But, just think, babies don't need much. You, some diapers, blankets and sleepers. Everything else really isn't that important. ;)

Hang in there! It'll be here before you know it.
Alyson said…
No, you are not alone. Yes and No, you are never truly prepared. Hang in there! :)

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