I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed this week. I think it's because I'm approaching the 25 week mark in my pregnancy, and I still have approximately 15,000 things that I need to/want to/must do before baby-bear arrives in May.
My to-do list is outta control. Here's a quick sampling of all the things on my mind lately...
- Sign up for/attend birthing classes
- Sign up for/attend breastfeeding classes
- Research pediatricians and begin interviews
- Convince my doctor that anti-anxiety medicine is a good idea during labor and delivery (she clearly doesn't know me very well)
- Have carpet cleaned in nursery and guest bedroom
- Choose paint color for nursery (choosing the perfect shade of gray is nearly impossible, by the way)
- Paint nursery and closets
- Have maternity photos made
- Choose a date for baby shower (thank God I have such a fabulous hostess and helpers!)
- Gather invitation list and addresses for baby shower
- Register for baby shower gifts (Holy cow, WHY are there so many choices when it comes to baby gear? I have no idea what to register for!)
(I know this list is completely unrealistic, but I'd love to complete a few to-dos around the house before Little Lady arrives)
- Paint the living room, stairwell, loft, kitchen and dining room (the rooms in our house are wide open, so all of these areas are connected and would need to be painted the same color at the same time). I am tired of looking at the dingy paint on the walls!
- Install backsplash in the kitchen (with a husband who loves to cook, this just needs to happen).
- Paint the guest bedroom (might as well go ahead and paint it too, since I have to remove all of the furniture to have the carpet cleaned).
- Continue to purge (i.e. get rid of all clutter we do not need or want)
- Get a haircut
- Go to the friggin' gym so I don't gain 100 pounds between now and May (did you know that when you're pregnant, your belly isn't the only thing that gets bigger? Apparently my butt, hips, thighs, arms and boobs are pregnant too. Awesome.)
- Sleep more (because let's face it; after mid-May I will never sleep. Ever again.)
- Stop panicking
- Stop freaking out
- Remind myself that even if nothing on my to-do list gets done, it will be OK, because a healthy baby is all that really matters