It’s the final countdown
Okay 10 days and counting to D-day! It’s a mix of ‘get here already’ and ‘nooooo I still have things to do!’. As usual I’m a mixed bag of emotions. My hip/pelvis bones hurt so much I just want it over with and get my body back, but on the other hand, I think, “I only have 10 more days to myself – to rest, run errands, and TRY to sleeeeeep!!”
Also, I’m already getting kind of bored of staying home. Isn’t that pathetic? I was dying to be off work and have a bit of a break before baby’s arrival, and now I’m already feeling a little bored, isolated, out of the loop from the rest of the world. As ‘Stay at home Sue’ said to me, “You would never make it as a stay at home mom” and truth is, she’s right. My hat’s off to all you women who do it. I love kids and I don’t mind taking care of them or changing diapers, etc. but I really need that day-to-day adult interaction and feel I need to be doing something – anything.
So I’ve got ‘stuff’ on my list of things to do:
I’m going to FINALLY develop and arrange my wedding photos (we just celebrated our 6th anniversary Sept. 3rd). I’m already looking into birth announcements and will try to do something myself (but am not opposed to buying ready-made cards when it comes down to it – which will likely be the case). I’m also thinking about joining the gym my friend goes too (not right away but I’m already coming up with a plan as to when I can go, will they let me bring a newborn in and can I put her in her car seat by me while I hit the treadmill for 30 or 45 mins. – is that even allowed? I’m guessing not). I’ve even started Christmas shopping (just one gift so far).
As you can see, there is never enough for me to do. I have to look in to some mommy groups that I can attend with the baby while Tali is in school. Did I mention she’s in the full day program. Yes, even though I’ll be home for a year and could have just put her in for a half day of JK, I thought it best for my sanity and for her’s that she go to school all day. Otherwise, I’m afraid me and baby will be dozing while she is watching TV all day – I’d rather she be interacting, playing and learning with other kids (and maybe I can get some rest at the same time). Call me selfish, but I think that’s what would work best for me. As usual – mom of the year!