So it must be getting close.... I think I am in denial. Am I really 8 months pregnant?!?! Did this really work; am I really going to be a mother?? Everyone else seems to think so - they started a pool at work to guess my due date, my labor coach, Fabulous D, sends me Texts when she's going to be out of the immediate area just to let me know but won't go more than a few hours away, and my cousin who is a police officer stopped over last night to make sure I had the car seat bases installed in my car correctly! The arrival is likely a few weeks away and I am so focused on getting things organized and done ahead of time, I can't answer the popular question I keep getting asked: Am I nervous? Or excited? I haven't taken the time to think about it!
This month has been a whirlwind with two amazing baby showers*, another baby class, putting together the nursery (which is not quite finished), washing and organizing baby clothes and linens, picking a pediatrician and a part-time day care, managing my gestational diabetes (which I am doing quite well by the way - so good in fact that I only have to test my blood twice per day instead of four times), and purchasing the items for my hospital bag although it is not yet packed. Phew! :)
I think once the nursery is complete, the hospital and babies' bags are actually packed and all my immediate-needs items are purchased and ready, I'll be able to actually relax and decide if I am excited or nervous. Today, I can't answer that question!
Thank you to my anonymous commenter for kicking me in the ass to get me to post. I know I should write more like I did when I was TTC. Where does the time go? And in case you're wondering, no first names yet. I have a few rolling around in my head but nothing definite.
*If anyone wants to see some pictures from my baby showers, email me and I will send you the links.