Thursday, August 23, 2007

Baby Frame of Mind

I think I'm feeling kinda in the middle, but I'm with a few bloggy friends on that for sure... It is really weird... Several of us are no longer completely IF because we are PG (not complaining at all) and not yet mothers. We are somewhere in limbo, and we are trying to find a happy and comfortable ground between being rapturously happy and scared-to-death cautious.

I needed some inspiration about baby... So, I'll tell you what I did to get in the "baby frame of mind" I bought the book "Baby Bargains". I love it, and it got me thinking about the practical side of baby gear. Which, with my engineering brain, is right up my ally! :) Also, I went to Home Depot and bought a book on baby rooms - greeeeeat ideas on nursuries. I'm feeling inspired. I have hope. Life is a little better right now. The other shoe doesn't seem so close either...

Oh, and people at the office have started sort-of mentioning/noticing that my bump is growing. They kind-of look at my belly and smile really big. It is pretty cute. I'm enjoying it, even though I didn't think I would. :) Some of my close friends have actually said things like, "Look at you! You have a bump!!!" They are so excited for me, and I love feeling loved. I'll have to say that this part is very nice so far.

9 comments:

Gemini Girl said...

Yeahy! You are finally starting to enjoy this roller coaster rise!

I agree 100% with your comment about being IF. Even thoguh we are now pg, we will always be in a weird limbo state. We dont really allow ourselves to get too happy or believe it.

I try to enjoy it as much as possible (even though my achey body is trying to convince me otherwise!)... Share some nursery ideas!

Gemini Girl said...

disregard the spelling mistakes :)
dont read my comments before I post.

Samantha said...

It's nice to start to relax and enjoy yourself for a change!

Stacie said...

Dawn, thanks for helping me see that I am not alone in the whirlwind of emotions I feel. I really do appreciate it, although I wish we could all just sit back and enjoy our pregnancies without worry! Take care of yourself and have fun decorating!

furrow said...

Even at almost 31 weeks, I still have moments of fear and doubt. It's not over until it's over. I've read too many blogs that make that all too clear. For the most part, though, I am enjoying it immensely. I'm glad you are, too.

Baby Bargains is a great book.

Ann said...

Yes, bumps are fun. I just started noticing a bit of one in myself, and I'm thrilled--although I'm still not entirely convinced it isn't just a result of not exercising recently...

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CAM said...

"scared-to-death cautious" is a perfect expression. My one friend recently just had her baby after going through many IF treatments...she said that she never really relaxed during her pregnancy and wished she could have enjoyed it more. Our lives are just different than others...we are more aware and more cautious. It sounds, though, like you are enjoying the planning stages! Once you start the room make sure to post pics!
:)

The Momcaster said...

ohhh! glad you're having fun. you deserve it =)