January 11, 2011

Baby Steps

All this uncertainty and stress has really got my anxiety high right now. Holy Mooo Cow Batman!!!

It looks like my sister will be coming out to take Riley's pictures. I am so excited about this. 1- Because she is a really amazing photographer (visit here: www.caitlandphotography.com ) and 2- Because she is my sister and has only come out once before in the last 10 years to see me. And she is bringing the whole family out as well. I can't wait to spend so much time with them all.

So today I got a little burst of energy to get some of the house clean. I keep telling myself to take baby steps on the whole cleaning thing so as to not overdue it.....but baby steps just isn't working. It's not getting done fast enough! I need more hands to help!!! (ahem...CHUCK!) So far I have done 1 load of dishes, and the 3rd load of laundry is washing right now. Now I just need to dust, shampoo carpets, organize, pack up some junk, run the air purifier, clean out the fireplace, organize, do another load of dishes, clean the bathrooms, replace the air filter, organize, do Chuck's laundry, and clean! lol Considering I walk slower than a toddler right now, waddle like a penguin, have a hard time bending over, and cleaning products make me sick..... it makes it pretty tough to accomplish the tasks that need to be done. If only my dogs would learn to put away all their bones and toys so I would stop tripping over them....it would really help out a lot. ha ha ha

I am still up in the air on if I should go in to get induced on the 22. I mean sure I am aching to meet my little Riley Bug......but is this the right thing for him? What if he needs more time and I am so impatient that it ends up causing him problems?!! I think I am more afraid of having a regular birth than going in for a c-section. lol I can handle surgery. I know surgery, and it seems to be a common thing for me to do. But I am not familiar with the 1st one, so the unknown is scary. And yes I understand that millions of women have done it before me and millions of them have even done it without pain meds.....it doesn't help at all. lol I am a little uncertain about it all. I am sure this is normal, but I am such a control freak that I really try to control my environment enough that I do not have bad surprises. I try to educate myself about everything enough that I know what my options are so when I feel like I have reached my breaking point, I know what needs to happen next so the job still gets done. Where is the EASY button for giving birth? lol

You know when I look around my house at the things that need to happen before baby comes, it isn't bad. But knowing that it all has to happen and feeling alone in the situation.....makes it all seem a tad impossible! Where is my fairygod mother when I need one? lol Or at least the gift of a really great maid service who would get it all done in one day?! lol I just looked up the Merry Maids website, and requested a quote.....Hopefully it won't be horribly expensive, and we can somehow finagle a full house cleaning from them. ;0)

Well that is all for now. I will keep you updated on any changes that happen around here. And if you are near us when Riley makes his debut....You will get a text as to what the visiting hours are so that Chuck and I can bond alone without distractions with our little man first, and then our friends and family can come on over to the hospital or home and meet our little guy. Depending on how long I am in the hospital....it will probably be better to have visitors there than once we get home and turn into zombies. lol Also we do not wish for people to wait at the hospital while I am in labor. I mean it isn't fare for you to have to wait in the waiting room when Riley could take anywhere from a few hours to a day or two to make his big debut. So we ask that when you get the news.....stay at home, because who knows how long it will take and if I will have complications. Also if Riley had to go to the NICU or something....I would hate it that friends were waiting to meet him and then wouldn't get chance for even longer.

Love you all
XoXo-Andrea Carla


  1. I understand your stress, but you should try and focus more on only the things that really need to be done. Make this wonderful experience of having a baby special. I am one that loves to keep my house clean, so I know it is easier said than done, but you should try. It sounds like you have been waiting for this day for a long time, so enjoy it. I hope everything goes smooth. Can't wait to hear.

  2. I say let him cook till he says he's done!