Sunday, January 16, 2005

Getting Organised

I've been stressing to the point of panic attacks about getting things ready for Toby's arrival. With Ryan, my waters broke at 35.5 weeks and I am feeling very wary of "another boy" doing the same thing. So I made all these plans to move furniture around the house and get a bit more organised. I've thrown together a box of linen and clothes that I either can't wear anymore or haven't fitted in a while and now there's a space for Toby. The cradle is in my room, his bag for hospital is more or less packed and now I have to work on my bag. I feel like I'm getting there slowly but surely -- its hard work at 31 weeks pregnant though. At least last night I slept well, not rushing over details in my mind at 3 am as I have been doing. So, I'm feeling much more relaxed despite the remaining "mess" around the house. There's a couple more things on my "to-do" list preparing for Toby, but they'll have to wait a little while. Toby's just going to have to fit in with it all, I guess.

The hot weather has been making me snappy. I'm not dealing with it very well at all. But I knew I wouldn't. Feels like my belly can't get any bigger, but I know it will! Can feel Toby moving all the time now, the slightest little thing. Its been very wearing and I'm getting used to it. Need to get on with some needlework and things I can sit back in my chair to do. Will see how it all goes.

Organising POSI: perinatal outreach, support & information; have a meeting next week with Hospital people to try and arrange a venue and some support during group meetings. Hope it all goes well!

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