The last stretch

Posted on 08. Feb, 2011 by geek in Uncategorized

After what has been almost eight months, that simply flew by, we’re finally in the home stretch. Baby #Koos’ arrival is imminent and for the first time I’m wondering if I’ll be able to manage everything.

I’m not just referring to after the birth, but everything left leading up to and including the birth as well. We’ve set up an area for the baby’s things, the pool is in the house (still needs to be pumped up and tested), the classes have been attended and the lessons memorised. But it still feels like there is so much left to do, so much more practice for the Hypnobirthing, and time is running out.

I guess deep down I just really want to make sure I get everything perfect and help Pinky have the perfect birth as we both envisaged, because let’s face it (and as she’s made abundantly clear) I only get one shot at this.

This is of course completely ignoring the period after he arrives and possibly steals what little I sleep from me. Remaining totally blissful of the impact he will have on my studies. Will I be able to juggle all of these and work, family, etc. without giving myself an overdue stomach ulcer?

I hope so. I guess I’ll have to, because failure simply isn’t an option.

So let’s just call this my mild panic post, a virtual scream with my hands in my hair before the excitement starts happening. Because when it does, I want to be calm and ready and have the panicking all filed away. I want to give Pinky the calm, relaxed, beautiful and inspiring birth she wants, because I want it too.

Ok, I’m ready now…

6 Responses to “The last stretch”

  1. Larien 8 February 2011 at 10:41 am #

    Ai maatjie, dis als dinge waaroor enige voornemende ouer wonder. Jy het dalk net meer dinge wat jou aandag gaan benodig. Sien dit as jou persoonlike insig in dit wat ‘n ma elke dag moet deurmaak. Jy is alklaar die tipe pa wat nie net op sy boude sit en verwag ma moet als doen nie. Op die ou end is dit hoe jy KIES om dit te hanteer wat die verskil gaan maak. Kom ons hoop dat Kosie (giggel) ‘n maklike baba gaan wees en dat jy net vreugde sal ken :-)

  2. blackhuff 8 February 2011 at 10:57 am #

    I felt like you when we were expecting our first. I know your anxiety and stress so good and what I want to tell you is this: It is going to be fine. Everything is in order and there is not much to do but wait although it feels there are still so much more to do.
    You will manage everything good after the birth as well. Don’t worry.

  3. Julia 8 February 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    It’s perfectly natural to feel nervous or slightly anxious around now. The first few weeks will be a bit rollercoaster but it really does settle down. Promise.
    Seriously. You’ll be fine. Actually you will be more than fine.

  4. Barb 17 February 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    i think you are going to take everything beautifully in your stride and even maybe have fun through the process Ü

  5. Esther 28 February 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Ok, so here he is, in your world. Congratulations, dad.
    I hope you will really enjoy this period in your life even if it is hectic.
    Now you can see what it’s all about.

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