Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Before The Baby Comes

While I feel like I still have many weeks to go before Campbell is born, I'm trying to get everything I want completely done within the next week. I always imagined I would just wait until the last minute (I guess we could technically consider 34 1/2 weeks semi-last minute) to get everything done. However, when I was doing all of his laundry last week it wore me out! I partly blame having to climb up and down the stairs from the laundry room to his room but I just wasn't anticipating how long it would take and how tiring it would be. That's when I decided that I'm getting too far along and don't have as much energy as I usually do to be productive and I better get everything done asap before it gets worse.
If something happened and Campbell arrived tomorrow, technically I'd be prepared but not like I want to be. There's still quite a bit for me to do before I'll feel completely ready so I'm trying to take care of everything this week....and it's so exhausting! I ran around town for about 2 hours today and it wore. me. out. I had to come home and lay on my sofa with a heating pad on my back and fight the urge to take a nap. It's so crazy to me how doing something so simple can be so challenging these days. If you're pregnant I highly suggest taking care of everything you can right away and not waiting until the end like I have. I just thought it would be so fun to spend the last few weeks nesting and getting everything ready....and it is fun....but it's too much to take on towards the end and it's harder than you'd think it would be.
I have a long list of things I would like to accomplish before Campbell arrives. Some things have nothing to do with his arrival. For example, I would love to get my flowers planted on my back porch before he gets here. I enjoy them so much and I have no idea if that's something I'll be able to do with him here. Of course getting that done is completely out of my hands until the weather warms up. Then there's things that are a necessity like getting Campbell's bag ready and figuring out what hats, blankets and outfits I need to pack for him to have in the hospital. I also need to figure out what I need to take to the hospital for myself. Finally, there's things that would be nice to have done but unless his arrival ends up being a scheduled one, there's really not a great way to prepare for it. For example, I want my house completely clean with no dirty clothes in my laundry baskets. I want my pantry and refrigerator stocked. I want mine and Scott's cars spotlessly clean inside and out. I want Ivy and Madison to have a bath and smell good before they meet Campbell (this is quite possibly something I'll do once I'm in labor but before I go to the hospital, not kidding. Or maybe I'll just have my Mom do that for me). I'd like to have clean sheets. I don't know why, I just do.
I'm in desperate need of a haircut. There's still a few necessity items I need for right away and Campbell has like, 5 outfits and it's annoying me because the stores just aren't producing any clothes that I want to purchase.
I'm pretty positive everything that I want to accomplish will get done before he arrives and I'm also pretty positive that even if I don't get them done, I'll survive. It would just be nice to be able to check off everything on my list so I can feel good about it.
It would be super convenient to know what day he's going to show more ways than one. 

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