Running out of time! And old maternity pictures.

So yes, we’re excited, and yes, it might be nice to start feeling like a normal person again, but the baby will be here in 2.5 weeks, and it’s weirding me out a little. A lot. It’s not every day that your life changes forever…in fact, there are very few days like that, and even fewer that you can actually prepare for. Maybe this is the only one…which makes the following list seem so very trivial…

Things I Want to Do, a.k.a. Race-against-the-Baby

  • Finish my nursery curtains
  • Finish my paper quilt for the nursery wall
  • Finish flower mobile (is this “ideation” in action?)
  • Organize nursery drawers
  • Clean out pantry
  • Finish cleaning garage
  • Go shopping for impractical baby items
  • Eat expensive steaks
  • Sleep until noon at least two more times
  • Take one more set of maternity pictures

Otherwise, I might remember only the 5.5 month version of pregnancy:

If I were still the 5.5 month version, I could continue wearing my wedding ring. Alas, I finally had to take it off today for fear that I’d have to chop it off if I waited any longer.

About Sarah

10 years ago, I was a computer science student. 5 years ago, I taught kindergarten. 2 years ago, I trained teachers. Now, I'm a technical writer. I have thoughts about most of these things, but most likely I'll just write about neuroses and why I love Mr. Gatti's pizza. Which might be a neurosis.
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6 Responses to Running out of time! And old maternity pictures.

  1. Ryan says:

    I’d hope that your wedding day was one of those days :p

    ++ on the list name: Race-against-the-Baby

    • Sarah says:

      Well, my wedding day didn’t change everything all at once. We already had our house and cats and stuff and knew that neither one of us was very good about picking up the laundry, so we kind of knew what to expect. With a baby, suddenly there’s a baby, and that baby probably won’t let you go to the steak restaurant for a while. Or sleep until noon. Unless you just went to sleep at 10…then you might get to sleep until noon. I guess I should have been more specific in my list.

  2. Kerri says:

    You’re so sweet, I just loved reading this. I didn’t think you could look more beautiful on your wedding day, alas I was so wrong ;) love you sweetie!

  3. Melissa Thornton says:

    Does cooking the expensive steaks at home qualify, or does it have to be in a restaurant?

    There really is no way to completely prepare… and the baby will be all right if the nursery curtains aren’t finished. Don’t stress. Prioritize the things that will make your life easier later — e.g. stock your freezer with microwaveable meals. :)

    • Sarah says:

      I guess the appeal of the steaks is more of the romantic evening-for-two variety, so home-cooked steaks coooould still work, but I still might miss going out for a while.

      We do have all the major stressful stuff done. I just enjoy the details, and I’m pretty sure that I won’t take time for the details if I don’t do it now. I did the same thing to myself for our wedding. Nobody NEEDED to have DIY embossed menus, but adding my own touch was important to me, so I would have been dissatisfied if I didn’t finish them. Same with the nursery…I know full well that the baby won’t care at all what it looks like, but for me, it’s a creative opportunity that won’t come around again in quite the same way.

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