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I am starting to get a little anxious that I am behind getting stuff done! I know I still have 3 months left but... in just a few short weeks it'll only be 7 weeks until the baby is considered "full term"!!
I still need to get carseat/stroller, crib or bassinet.. etc... And I feel like a first time mom again!! I can't remember everything I need... I feel like baby is going to get here and we'll be missing something important lol!!
How is everyone else feeling as far as preparedness goes?
I feel behind as well. We haven't started on a room AT ALL. We have a swing, bouncer and a few things and some clothes, but nothing like we need to. I feel like I need the room ready so I can start packing it with stuff and that is still a few weeks out..
We are always behind our intended schedule for anything! (Thank goodness we've learned to build in buffers.) That's why I loved it when my childbirth instructor said all you need is a boob, a blanket, some diapers, and a carseat. There's no reason DH can't run out and buy the last 3 while you're in the hospital.
Seriously, though, unless the baby is terribly premature, I think we'll be ready. We had hoped to do more house projects before the birth, and unfortunately I think those will be more limited than planned.
I just feel so so chill about this baby.. I feel like I am not going to get motivated to do anything to get ready and ill get home from the hospital and be like "oh hey, honey can you run up to the attic and grab x gender bag of baby clothes.." And that's really all I need to do... Haha.. I have a carseat but need the infant insert.. I def have some stuff I really want to get done before this one is born,, but I am really feeling like I have all the time in the world.. I think after my friend who is due in may has her baby I will kick into gear..
~Em, Married to Matt since 7/3/04. Mommy to Layla 3/29/06, Eva 10/18/08, Zeke 2/4/11 and Jonah 7/28/13
I was feeling like that but I'm more relaxed now all the sudden. I really like to be prepared ahead of time so I'm set on his bed, clothes, bottles, cloth diapers, and stuff like bibs, blankets, Pacis, etc..but I'm a little stressed about the car seat because I want to buy one now & get it over with but MIL insists she wants to buy it for us as a gift, so I have to wait. Other then the car seat the only other stuff I absolutely need are small things so not a big deal to pick those up whenever I get a chance.
Ashley - Wife to Derrick, mommy to Owen-8, Rylan-6 & Addison-3. Baby Nolan is here, born 6/13/13 @ 34 weeks.
I don't know if I necessarily feel behind, or just overwhelmed. There's still lots of stuff that needs to get done, but some of it has to wait until the weather is nicer (bringing my old dresser out, sanding it down and repainting it is an outside-job and the cold & rain we've been getting isn't gonna cut it). Baby's crib is together and we finally got a car seat, but the crib is in the wrong spot and I'm still not sure how to maneuver both kids in the same room...
It's probably just our mama instincts stressing us out, right?!
Christina (me), Steve (SO), Isabelle (our LO). and baby #2 (aka Squishy) on the way!
I definitely feel that pressure sometimes. Knowing she will most likely be here early makes it more urgent, but there's absolutely nothing I can do so I can't stress over it too much. I just have to let it go.