05 March 2012

Denial.

See this???




This is Baby Fitz's room. As you can see, nothing is organized. There's a toddler bed in there, which is obviously not for the newborn, we need to transition Bennett to the toddler bed because I refuse to buy another crib. There are boxes and boxes of baby clothes that need to be sorted through and washed. There are baby essentials and accessories buried in here somewhere that I need to get at and look through.

Even though I have been talking and blogging about my pregnancy a lot more lately, I think I am in complete denial about how close I am to my due date. I have about a month. ONE month to get at least a little organized.

Granted, the baby will be sleeping in his cradle in our room for a little while at first... but still.

I was talking to my Husband last night about how I think we are totally in for it when this baby comes.

You know with your first baby, you get prepared all early? Like you have the nursery done, clothes washed and put away, infant seat installed, baby name picked out (or at least have a list handy), hospital bags packed, plans in place. And to be honest, it's in doing those things that gets you mentally prepared for what's to come. I mean, you can never be fully prepared... but you can get close.

Yah I can say that I've done NONE of that preparation. Like... none of it. I feel like holy crap, it just all of the sudden hit me that I will have a BABY in my arms in a few short weeks.

Basically... I need to get my rear in gear.  For realz.

25 comments:

melissa rohr said...

what? looks ready to me. when do we get to see a tour of b's room?!

Alexis Dedrickson said...

Hahaha. You are so cute :) No need to really do anything now anyways. That baby won't see his room for a while! Dawson's room looked like that for a couple months after he was born. Nothing was organized!

andiezimmerman said...

You may be feeling a bit of fatigue at this stage, but that was always the fun part for me/us.  I let Landon help me decorate and put things together to prepare for his brother's arrival.  He enjoyed himself and felt he had purpose.  I think it got him a little more in the spirit of all the changes that were about to take place.  Overall, take it easy.  You don't want to stress yourself out.  After all, the baby will do nothing but sleep at first and it's the best time to focus on yourself and the baby (when he arrives).  Doesn't feel like it, but there is still time to "get your rear in gear".  ;)  Relax, baby girl.  It will happen.

Emily @ PeckLife.com said...

let me know if you need help organizing! i love that stuff! also, it took sky about 2-3 weeks to "fully" transition to a different bed {although he got sick in the middle so maybe it will go quicker for you}? thankfully little babies don't need much right away!! :)

Heather Kale said...

No need to worry. You will get it all done in time. & like you said baby will be in the bassinet in the beginning. After he comes you might have more energy to do things while he is sleeping. Plus youve been busy giving alot of time and attention to Bennett since he will soon be a big brother. It's all good. The transistion will happen and everything will come together.

casey said...

I can totally understand how a second pregnancy would swoosh by and everything would pile up at the last minute.  Good luck momma!!  Love his name:)!!

Kiara Buechler said...

B's toddler bed is so cute!  I know you are in just as much of a hurry as I am to transition out of the crib (like, not at all), but my goodness when I see that I realize they are little boys now and not babies :-(

Nikki said...

Shame on you!  You know that baby #2 gets the shaft...just kidding.  Don't stress, he'll be sleeping in your room for a few months, and I'd be willing to bet Bennett will be too ;)

amy@agoodlifeblog said...

meh, you'll be fine!  he'll be in your room for the first long while.  but i hear you on transitioning B to the big boy bed... we're gonna try & get P in one before baby 2 gets here & it seems impossible at this point.  eek!  good luck :)

Ourlovenestblog said...

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Buckeroomama said...

I haven't been by, so I'm catching up just now... Congratulations on your pregnancy!!  :)   Bennett's going to be a big brother --how exciting!  :)

molly said...

Okay, take a deep breath. I swear you'll be okay. We didn't even have a separate nursery for my second so I didn't feel the pressure of decorating. But you don't have to either. I ended up going into labor 2 weeks early and nothing was really "ready." But it all ended up being fine :)

mandy @ asortafairytale said...

 He he, I think I didn't do a very good job of articulating the real stress I feel. It really has nothing to do with getting the nursery ready for a baby to sleep in. Not having anything organized and "set-up" was more of a metaphor. It has to do with that with the lack of preparation, I feel like I'm not fully mentally prepared for what's to come. Like... it's not real to me that there will be another person living here in a few weeks. Ya know??

mandy @ asortafairytale said...

  He he, I think I didn't do a very good job of articulating the real
stress I feel. It really has nothing to do with getting the nursery
ready for a baby to sleep in. Not having anything organized and "set-up"
was more of a metaphor. It has to do with that with the lack of
preparation, I feel like I'm not fully mentally prepared for what's to
come. Like... it's not real to me that there will be another person
living here in a few weeks. Ya know??

mandy @ asortafairytale said...

  He he, I think I didn't do a very good job of articulating the real
stress I feel. It really has nothing to do with getting the nursery
ready for a baby to sleep in. Not having anything organized and "set-up"
was more of a metaphor. It has to do with that with the lack of
preparation, I feel like I'm not fully mentally prepared for what's to
come. Like... it's not real to me that there will be another person
living here in a few weeks. Ya know??

Sara said...

If it makes you feel any better, we moved from Southern CA to Northern CA 4 weeks before my due date. Everyone kept asking if I was hoping the baby would be early, and I was praying for an on-time or late arrival. But, we got everything done, just about two days before Lily came! So, no fear. You'll get it done, but it's amazing how overwhelming it can be!! 

jenni from the blog said...

Aww, you will get it all done hun, no worries!!!  Your nesting will kick in soon, and the room will be cleaned out, organized, and set up all in a days work practically, lol!  And if it doesn't?  Who cares.  Baby Fitz will be perfectly fine right next to mama <3

Amycournoyea said...

In the same boat here! Nothing is done for this baby. I had everything done so early for our first one. Feeling a little overwhelmed with this one!

Anne U said...

Same over here too.  I have the car seat clean, but that's it.  Washing baby clothes will be a pain because my kid was a crazy spitter, stains everywhere.

leah @maritalbless said...

You got it!

Angie M. said...

i'm sure i'd be the same way!  just enjoy the rest of this pregnancy and do little by little.  if it doesn't all get done before baby #2...it's fine!  what needs to get done WILL get done, the rest will just have to wait a little while!  i can't believe it's almost time!

Alicia said...

I'm right there with you, on both the lack of being prepared around the house for #2 as well as the lack of mental/emotional preparation for the reality that in the next few weeks there's going to be labor and delivery, then a new family member. Sometimes I catch myself just sitting and watching Simon play and in those moments, it penetrates my heart that we're about to have another one to sit and stare at, and honestly it also makes me a little bit sad that I'll have less of those precious moments with just our firstborn. I with I had some advice for you, but I'd say from the photos of your little one playing in the snow, you're making the most of this time and doing the really important thing of being present with your son before this next baby arrives. Those other things are minor details that will all get done in due time.

Chelsea @The Curly Cues said...

I know, SO unprepared! My co-worker just asked me about the nursery and I was like geesh I have 4 months! She was like this is definitely NOT your first baby.

laurenalb said...

this makes me laugh I was the opposite!! totally ready for weston and did nothing for ryan. all they need is a boob and some diapers the first bit no worries ;) 

Mindi said...

I can totally relate to this!  We were way lazy about setting up Noah's room and he decided to come 3 weeks early!! Needless to say I was putting together the co-sleeper right as my water broke!  Ugh!  one of the reasons I barely made it to the hospital and delivered him in the triage room.  Um, he was suppose to be a planned c-section!!  Watch out those second babies like to come a bit early.  You may not have as long as you think.  No pressure! :) seriously though, what you get done you'll get done but it will be ok.  He just needs you and a place to sleep.  Newborns are so low demand other than eating and sleeping. 

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