Tuesday, July 27, 2010

This is Your Brain. On Pregnancy Hormones.

Do you know what day it is today? Teen Mom Chat day. Just thought I would let you know since we love each other and people who love each other make sure that they don’t miss TV shows.

Yesterday during my afternoon nap (after Bridge with the girls and eating myself sick on hard candy while watching The Golden Girls) I didn’t get much sleep. Oh well, I’ll take a little third trimester sleepiness over hemorrhoids and stretch marks. Anyway, I probably didn’t get any sleep because I was busy worrying myself sick about my latest baby dilemma. Here it is, straight from my head…

“Should I move Jillian’s real crib in our room or the travel crib/bassinet. And if I do move the full size in, where am I going to put it? I don’t want it by the window, there’s a draft. Maybe I can convince the Hubster to move the furniture around. Who am I kidding? The Hubster won’t move the furniture around. What the hell am I going to do? Maybe I will keep the full size in the nursery and just use the monitor. But I don’t want the baby that far away from me! And won’t I be tired and lazy in the middle of the night? I know, I’ll leave the full size in there and I should just move the bassinet in our room. But how will I keep the cats from smothering her? Damnit, why am I worried about this when I don’t know whether or not I should have a changing table? Where will it go, can’t I just change her on the dryer so I’m close to the laundry? No, I hate the laundry room and what if the dryer’s on? And where the hell am I going to get all the cloth diapering supplies ready? I need a changing table because of the cloth diapers since I can no longer change her on the bed or floor or ottoman because the dog will probably eat the poop while I’m trying to get the next diaper on her. The dog loves to eat poop. Especially cat poop, does she like the different textures? Crunchy then soft? I wonder when the last time Hubster cleaned the litter box was. I better get up so I can ask him.”

Sometimes when my mind is consumed by shit like this I get a minute to think like a real person and can’t believe that these thoughts keep me awake at night (or during the afternoon). Thankfully I was able to come to a solution before I got up. Bassinet in our room, changing table in the nursery. You’re relieved aren’t you? Me too.

Does your brain work like mine too? Like an ADD squirrel. Or at least how I think an ADD squirrel would think, if they thought about baby stuff.


Mrs H said...

Hahaha, I do that at work and then come home to my husband in a tizzy all worried about arranging furniture, what crib to order, what size diapers we need, etc. He just stares at my belly and says, "Dude, that baby isn't coming out for 4 1/2 months, I think we have time to figure out" In my head 4 1/2 months feels like next week.

Mama D said...

Sometimes you remind me of well me. I wish I could say the preggo brain gets better after your respective Jillian decides to show up; however, not so much. I'll get up to do something in the kitchen and by the time I get there I have no idea what I wanted to do!

ps: Jillian is 2 months today and is sleeping in her Pack N Play in our room. She generally naps in her 'big girl crib' in her room during the day. I like having her in my room (at least for now) so that when she's awake I can get to her right away. (Keep in mind her room is literally five steps from my room, but still)

Raquel said...

@Mrs H- 4 1/2 months IS next week. We're under the 8 week mark and it's actually in few days based on all the crap we have left to do.

@Mama D- Your sleeping arrangement is totally what I'm going to do. So relieved that your Jillian's taking to it so hopefully my Jillian will too.

JC said...

Does your pack-n-play have a changing table feature too? Ours did and that was pretty great. I didn't know about it until actually putting it together. I guess I missed the big picture on the box when I was pregers.

Raquel said...

@JC- No ours doesn't. We have the Graco Travel lite crib which is half the size of a Pack N Play.

Mama Bub said...

Ha! Yes, that's me, even two months post-pregnancy. I would suggest the crib in the nursery with the bassinet in your room. That's our current set up. I am WAY too lazy to walk the ten steps down the hall in the middle of the night to get the baby. They make bassinet crib tents too, or you can always just keep the cats out of your room while she's sleeping. And, you are definitely going to want to have a changing table. When you consider the sheer volume of diapers for at least two, if not three, years, it's a worthwhile investment. Sorry for all of the assvice - ignore at will.


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