Friday, February 17, 2012

Still here, still waiting on baby

The countdown has officially begun, and things are BUSY!

I will be 37 weeks preggo tomorrow, and am still sooooo unprepared for baby's arrival.  I don't have any of the newborn clothes out or washed.  The bassinet linens still need to be washed.  I don't have a bag packed in case I do go into labor.  Baby's car seat is still in a closet somewhere.  If baby is a boy, we still don't have a name.  Taxes aren't done. Six days left in the office, and my desk is FAR from clean.

Ah well.  I know it will work out, and that the world won't end if a few things are left undone, but still I'm feeling a bit stressed.

(I've been having headaches for the last week or so.  Since I had pre-eclampsia with Claire my Dr ran some tests this week to make sure all is well.  It is, but that means headaches are stress related (see above!) and I'm not sure how to de-stress myself over the coming weeks.)

We head to Denver for our appointment on Feb 29th.  Membranes will be stripped, and if all goes according to plan, baby will arrive soon after.  If things don't go according to plan, we'll be living with the in-laws until baby arrives.  I love my in-laws, but this is not ideal.

We'd be away from home, without most of our stuff, in someone else's house, sans internet (so I can't even work...).

In all our rushing about my computer time, my alone time, has been pretty much non-existent.  I haven't found time to write a quick post in weeks, let alone time to read other posts and I'm feeling a bit out of touch. I'm not sure it will be any better once baby arrives, but I miss all the updates on Claire's friends!

Just a little random Clairey goodness to finish things off...


  1. Thank you for the photos. i have been needing my Claire fix.

    Sending you love across the miles and prayers of peace during your stress, with the reassurance that yes, all will work out and everything will fall into place, just as it should. When that nesting instinct hits you ... I think you will know that you are ready. Until then, try, just try to take deep cleansing breathes. As for Claire's little blog buddies, no worries be aren't going anywhere, just anxiously awaiting news that she i a big sister!

  2. Wow, that time has really flown!! Can't believe baby's almost here! Claire's going to be an awesome big sis, if those sweet pics are any indication. I'm with Heather - deep breaths!!!

  3. SOOO EXCITING!!! It'll be good- you're right, it's not like the world will come crashing down if you leave your desk a mess at work. And for what it's worth, I didn't have my bags packed until after 38 weeks; I think subconsciously I thought that if I packed, I'd be asking her to come early, lol.

    Where are you delivering??? I make a pretty good mall-walker, just for the record. If things don't got as planned, hit me up. We'll walk that baby out!!! So excited for you guys (and Claire!!!)

  4. yeah!! so excited for you! Claire is getting so BIG!! all the taxes and work can wait! smiles

  5. Oh, I love the pictures of Claire!! She is getting so BIG!! I'm excited for you.....that anticipation of the baby coming is so much fun!! If you end up sitting around in Denver for a few days, let me know......Madi and I will come and keep you company!

  6. Holy cow she is getting big. And her hair is so long! As for you, my friend, I wish I lived closer, then I'd just march in there and wash things, and dig things out of closets. You are right, things will all work out, but it is better if you were relaxed! I'm praying for you!!!!

  7. Soon friend! I know I have a few more weeks to go then you but if it makes you feel better we haven't done anything either. I think I know where stuff is- but that's about it. No name here either- well Sugarplum- but I can't really put that on the birth cert right? Hugs!!!! Sweet Claire! Love the pix!

  8. Melissa, wishing you all the very best. Hope you can begin to de-stress a bit -- as hard as that might be right now.

  9. All that other stuff can wait, except maybe you should wash some newborn clothes ;) But try to get some rest and relaxation before baby comes. I'm so excited for you guys and can't wait to hear the big news!


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