Welcome to your lodge and I loved reading your birth stories. It's great that you have a lot of support.
So last night I finally got my labor bag packed. I had my hospital stay bag and the diaper bag all ready to go last week, but the labor bag was being neglected. I was kind of overwhelmed by the decisions about what I may and may not want at the hospital for a natural labor. Then I realized that I was planning to do a lot of my laboring at home, so it could just be a bag of stuff that I happen to know where it all is that I might need. lol So I finally did it.
Today I'm feeling overwhelmed by everything that needs to get done at home and at work prior to baby's arrival. We've been finishing our lower level to build a new family room and baby's room (our master bedroom is also in the lower level). We got it all painted last weekend, and now this week we have to finish staining all of the woodwork because the contractor is coming back to do all of the finish work on Saturday, and carpet install happens on Monday. So there's a bit of stress about getting the woodwork stained, but once that is done, we're god to go. After Monday, I will finally be able to set up the nursery - and I am SO excited to get all of the baby crap out of my living room!!
At work, well, all I can do is get everything as organized as possible. I'm taking 12 weeks off, so people need to know where to find stuff. On the upside, most of the major projects that I've been working on over the last couple of months are finished or wrapping up, so for the next couple of weeks I just need to stay on top of everything so nothing falls behind. I'm kind of hating my job right now, but I think it's just because I'm already mentally checked out. I really wish that I felt like I could take off before my due date, but I can't afford to lose any of the time I would otherwise get after baby is born. So I am working until I go into labor, I guess...
I worked up until I went into labour with DS. I was due on June 10th, and was planning on having my last day be the Friday before...the 4th...but I went into work on Wednesday and worked a full day and then went into labour at 10pm that night. I don't blame you for working up until the baby is born though, since 12 weeks isn't very long...you want as much time as you can have with baby.
Try to relax a little and not stress too much about the nursery. Hope everything gets finished before baby is here, but if for some reason its not...baby can adjust. Don't put too much pressure on yourself. You are doing great!
That makes total sense. I gotcha now. I don't blame you for wanting it all done before. I would be the same way. A lot of times our bodies won't go into labor if there is something stressing us out or making us extra busy cause our bodies can tell that we aren't ready yet. I bet you will get it all done before any labor starts. Still, try to get some relaxation time in. Your labor den sounds like it will be perfect. You will have to post pics of the finished product when its all done.
You're new downstairs area sounds heavenly! We are finishing up our last major remodel project, the main floor bathroom, hopefully soon. There's trim to be put on, just got done staining tonight and then a closet that needs to have shelves made and installed and that's it, well, I still need to find a window treatment for it but that will have to be an out of town trip so it might just end up being a towel for a while. I am so much more relaxed knowing we are almost done with it. Now, to get the basement organized and dig out the baby stuff. I completely understand the frustration and not being able to relax until it's done. We have so many half projects started here and there, I wish they were all going to be done but that's not going to happen, oh well. I think Kimia is right though, our bodies tend to hold off until we are ready. Here's hoping both of our LO's continue to cook until we can fit their birth into our schedules LOL.
You are so ahead of me, I have nothing packed as a hospital bag (JIC) or my birth kit for at home. The mw gave me a few things yesterday but I really need to get this show on the road. I have yet to locate my baby stuff or clean up the carseat, both of which will be very important if we have a hospital birth. Ugh, how did we get this far along already
Well, last night we worked on getting more of the trim and woodwork stained for the basement. By the time we were done at 11:30pm, my back hurt so bad that I broke down into tears. I laid down in bed fully clothed and immediately fell asleep. About a half hour later, DH woke me up so that I could get ready for bed. I was freaking PISSED that he woke me up. It seems irrational, now, but at the time, I was so tired and in so much pain! I didn't let him know how mad I was... I've generally manged to internalize most of my irrational, hormonal outbursts at home so far this pregnancy - DH has no idea how bed it could really be these days. lol I'll count him as lucky. But when he woke me up, blew his nose so loud he could have woken the dead, and then laid down himself, I could have just punched him in the face. Is that normal?? LOL I think it was made worse by the fact that my back had stiffened up and when I tried to sit up I thought I might die of pain. *sigh*
Now today I'm just exhausted. And we have three more nights of this before we'll be finished. I wish with everything I have that I could quit working right now. I just can't make that work. But if I am going to be this tired every day from this day on for the rest of the pregnancy, I am going to die.
Yes, I know I'm being dramatic... but I'm hungry, tired, and pregnant at the moment, so I'm going with it. lol
I can completely relate to the feeling of wanting to punch DH in the face at times. Some things my DH does or say are so frustrating...but I try to remember that its not really his fault. I hope that the next couple nights you guys can get your project finished and you can also get some rest. Good job with it all but try not to overdo it!