21, the legal drinking age.

by statia on November 1, 2006

As this whole pregnancy gig progresses, I’m starting to freak out more and more. Less because I worry about what could go wrong (that’s just a whole other set of worries that I don’t need to get into yet again), but more because now the reality of the fact that we’re possibly bringing home a baby in OH, 19 WEEKS is starting to settle in and there just feels like there’s so much to do.

Tonight, we’re going to order… dare I say this… nursery furniture. I’ve sought high and low for “the set” (in cherry, no hutch) and now that I’ve found something, it’s time to order it because not only can you just not go to a furniture store and pick it up, no, you have to order it and then wait 60-90 days before it gets here. I suppose that this is good because it gives us time to come to terms with this whole thing. You know, seeing as how I’m still not convinced of this whole baby thing.

Then there’s the whole classes thing. There’s the childbirth class (which for us is kind of just shits and giggles since we’re planning on a c-section, but whatever, you never know), the infant care class, the infant cpr class. It never ends, and it just feeds the whole list planner in me. I have lists for my lists and even then, I feel as if I’m forgetting something.

And now it’s time to actually sit down and write up our Christmas list, because I’m way behind this year. We’ve gotten a total of like, three presents and people, my head is going to explode and the head explosion? Is so not on the list.

{ 17 comments }

Camille November 1, 2006 at 2:36 pm

deep breath in….and out

Solonor November 1, 2006 at 4:03 pm

Wait. This can’t be so.

I’m sorry, but mother’s don’t find “pornaween” funny. It ain’t natural.

Are you sure you’re not just covering up an eating disorder?

Lori November 1, 2006 at 4:33 pm

When I was about 20 weeks, we went to the big baby store and I thought we would just be ordering a crib. I almost passed out when it was in stock and we had to bring the thing home! Was so not prepared for that.

Jenn November 1, 2006 at 4:41 pm

Like Lori I almost passed out when my cribs were in stock. Yours is beautiful.

I thought the childbirth class was ridiculous ar the time, but when I was actually in labor it actually helped.

Kathy November 1, 2006 at 5:36 pm

I am going to get you list making software for Christmas.

just another jenny November 1, 2006 at 5:47 pm

Gorgeous crib!
My “been there – done that” hubbie insists that the birthing course is a waste of time. I’m glad to hear the Meester is up for it.

Chris November 2, 2006 at 5:01 am

The birthing class was funny. Beth and I just made fun of all the annoying people. We do wish however, we’d taken the infant CPR class before Mia was born. The only classes we could find afterwards were at 7 in the evening and how is that doable for new parents?

donna November 2, 2006 at 5:28 am

Yeah, you might not get a lot out of the birthing class, but it’s still kind of fun. Plus they did talk about C-sections a bit and what to expect, etc. I guess really in the scheme of things, if you’ve read a good pregnancy book, it’s not new information, but it’s always nice to hear that others are going through and worrying about the same stuff.

Lisa November 2, 2006 at 6:08 am

Gorgeous crib! 19 weeks, eh?

devilok November 2, 2006 at 9:22 am

I want a pony!

kylie November 2, 2006 at 10:00 am

Wow, furniture time! Man that makes me sweat all over again! As for the childbirth class…the one I went had info on the c-section and i found it pretty useful my c-section rolled around. Good luck!

Erin November 2, 2006 at 11:09 am

My childbirth class had a c-section, well, section in it, which I’m glad about, because if there’s a next time around, it’ll be a c-section.

Good thinking ordering the crib. I waited until I was 37 weeks to try to get a rocker/glider. I was shocked by the 18 week delivery schedule (nobody told me!) so I ended up just getting the the floor model.

Faith November 2, 2006 at 11:13 am

I could go for a head explosion…might wanna keep it on the list. I don’t have head explosions nearly as often as I’d like.

We might be talking about different things, though. Maybe.

Donna November 2, 2006 at 5:44 pm

Nice crib, and an oh so fancy-schmancy frenchy designer too! If your arms and legs continue to shrink you might want to invest in some sort of chair elevator kinda thing, so you can get the baby out.

robyn November 2, 2006 at 8:48 pm

Now does it suddenly make sense why I lost. my. shit. that Saturday afternoon trying to find the dresser / changing table I wanted? ;-p

I missed my childbirth class because I was actually in the hospital getting pre-term labor stopped at the time. But the nurses taught me all in 5 minutes I would have wasted for hours in the classes…

Love the crib / furniture! Hope yours doesn’t make mince-meat out of it like mine did. The crib was the one thing I sunk the most money in (still would if I had to do it all over again, even knowing now what they’ve done to it) – so I guess it’s an early lesson in how much they’ll di$appoint me over the years. ;-)

Michele November 2, 2006 at 10:54 pm

WOW…beeutiiiiiful! Truly beautiful stuff.
I am exctied for you. WOW.

Bonnie November 5, 2006 at 4:05 am

You are not done with your Christmas shopping yet!

I have been reading your blog for a while now and every Christmas season I want to poke your eyes out because you are always done shopping so early.

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