I have done nothing - judge me!
At the OB/Gyn's office today, the nurse handed me a promotional bag of goodies filled with pampers, diaper rash cream and baby tushy wipes.
"Gee," I said, when the doctor walked into the room. "This kinda makes me feel like I'm really having a baby."
"That's your only clue?" he said dryly.
Ha. Ha. I still find it very hard to believe - even though I am well into the swing of things - that in a few short months someone will think of me as their mother. I've been so wrapped up in worry about having a healthy baby, I've literally overlooked the fact that I am indeed having A baby.
Aside from mentally preparing myself to be away from work and for the hardships that accompany breastfeeding and getting a newborn to sleep through the night, I've done little else to get ready for the kid's impending arrival.
No crib. No swing. No baby bathtub. I haven't bought anything yet.
I suppose I should get on top of these essential preparations, but I still feel like there is an ocean of time before the situation becomes more real.
Some people won't tamper with fate and don't shop or set up a nursery until the baby's born and on it's way home from the hospital. But, I've never been superstitious. Others, have had the entire room ready by 30 weeks - with little outfits tucked neatly into drawers. All of it just waiting. But that seems strange to me too.
I'll have to find a happy medium - maybe I'll take advantage of Boxing Day sales and buy a few cute things (does baby stuff go on sale?? It seems like it wouldn't) and leave them in an unopened bag on the floor of the baby's room.
That messy approach will surely enrage my neat freak husband.
But, getting him all worked up just might make me feel a bit less stressed about what I haven't yet done (uhm, I love you Ted!)!