Saturday, June 12, 2010

A little overwhelmed and a lot unprepared

I've been having a hard time sleeping the last few weeks...some if it is definitely because baby girl and I are already on different sleep cycles, but a lot of it is just anxiety. I'm not really worried about her birth, or even life after that. I know it won't be easy, and I know I'm in for some pretty big changes, but to be honest, I'm looking forward to all of that and I believe it will come together. Right now I'm just worried about being ready for her actual arrival. She is due in just 12 weeks, and there is so much to do in that time. We know we will be moving before she comes, but don't know where - and that is weighing heavy on me right now. We've given up our 550 square foot apartment in downtown Toronto and will either be moving a little more uptown, to another city, or possibly even another province. Ron has some jobs he is considering and we aren't quite sure where we are going to end up. Because of that uncertainty we haven't really been purchasing much beyond a few little outfits for baby girl and that has me feeling slightly unprepared. I have this desire to nest (or so I hear its called) but no where to do it. We also haven't signed up for any pre-natal classes since we aren't completely sure where we are going to be in a few weeks time. I am so ready to just be settled, to be finished with work, to get the nursery set up and ultimately to get ready to meet our baby girl.


  1. Gosh I so remember that feeling of being unprepared, unsure and generally unsettled. Just breathe, mama (to be). It will all be fine. You only need onesies the first weeks. Wherever you wind up, baby will be fine - even if you don't have a cot, she will sleep happy by your side. It's amazing how simple it actually is and how much we work ourselves up into a state about what's lacking. All she really needs is you. Congrats and good luck!

    from Babes about Town

  2. I can see why you are overwhelmed. I hope the answers come soon and that you can move ahead with your preparations. Thanks for stopping by the blog and I wish you all the best!