Well, we did it, guys! We bought a house.
Here we are right after we signed the paperwork. B’s first reaction after taking this photo: “Man, I am bald.” Haha, yes, honey, you used to have a lot more hair. Don’t worry, it’s ok by me!
ANYways, we had a very busy weekend with moving boxes, doing minor home repairs we wanted to check off from our inspection, etc. It was very tiring, but very exciting—there will be a more in depth “Yay, House!” post later this week. Today though, I want to talk about how I felt towards the end of the weekend. I started to feel a little overwhelmed.
I will be 20 weeks pregnant this coming Sunday. That is HALFWAY there, guys. Wow. It’s going so fast, but I’m starting to get stressed out because I feel like we’ve gotten absolutely nothing done in terms of being ready for baby. Part of this has to do with the house, of course—obviously that was the focus for the last few weeks, so any baby preparations really haven’t been on the forefront of our minds. But now I am feeling like we are so far behind everyone else, and it really freaks me out.
In reality, I know that we have plenty of time and that we will get everything done, but it’s still stressful to think about. I’d like to have everything ready to go by 36 weeks, just in case baby comes early (I was two weeks early and so was my sister. Not sure if that runs in families, but it can’t hurt to be prepared). Last night, I sat down and made a baby to-do list, and I feel like there is SO much to be done.
(Obviously, this is just a portion of the list)
The big scary things that are “OMGWENEEDTOGETTHISDONE!” for me are daycare and finding a pediatrician. If we can get those done soon, I think I will feel a little bit better. Also, we are intentionally waiting to register until after our anatomy scan (which is a week from today). I feel like I have done little to no research on anything for our registry though! I read Baby Bargains cover to cover [My copy was a gift from a dear friend. Thanks, Jill!] but need to go back through and look at specifics. I also signed up for Lucie’s List and read all of her registry related posts (SO helpful) but I still feel unprepared.
I felt like the first trimester really dragged, but this second one is FLYING by. I guess the point of this post is to say, please tell me that this is a normal feeling and that I am not way behind. Someone please tell me not to freak out, kthanks. Ahhhhh!