Monday, July 28, 2008

Houston, We Have a Delivery Date

So it's done.

This morning, my doctor scheduled my C-section. I knew it would be that week, I've known that since practically the day I found out I was pregnant. But now? Having actually put an entry on my Outlook Calendar that says "c-section"? Well, that's practically got me pooping my pants.

Ready or not, this baby's coming.

And right now? I totally don't feel ready for it. I'm ready to have a panic attack. The kid doesn't have a name, his crib isn't put together, the clothes aren't washed.

Hell, his baby album isn't started and his birth announcements haven't been pre-ordered yet.

Anyone have a paper bag?

Yes, I know the date's not until October 21st, and some of you might scoff at me panicking. But see, October 21st? That's like coming up really fast. Because my parents and niece are arriving August 8th. Then after they leave, I only have three weeks before Little Man's birthday party. And then a month after that, I go on maternity leave. Oh dear God, I'm not prepared for this.

I really, really freaking need a drink right now.

Love,

Catwoman.

26 comments:

Burgh Baby said...

Just so you know, I'm totally one of the ones scoffing at you. You've got plenty of time for all that business, except the name thing. You might want to start working on that one since it is the only one that will matter for his ENTIRE LIFE. No pressure or anything, but you know, ENTIRE LIFE.

Marmarbug said...

Okay deep breaths. It.will.be.okay.
Go have a cupcake since you can't have a drink.
Oh and I am with burgh. You had best get on a name for Tiny man!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Have a drink...breathe in a paper bag...do whatever you need to...just don't poop in your pants!

Hallie

Becca said...

Would it be really mean of me to say that I'll have a drink for you??

I know how you feel...even though it's still a little ways off, it puts things into perspective and it will be here before you know it! YAY!

www.ovolina.com said...

I hear you! I have had five c-sections and each time was very scared before. You'd think that would have deterred me from having more but no sir I kept going!
I am sure you will be fine when the time comes - it's the anticipation that is worse than the actual procedure.
Ciao
Anita
www.ovolina.com

Rachel said...

I'd be freaking out a bit too. Also, October is a good month. Kaylie's b-day is October 13th.

Alyssa's room wasn't even finished being painted and the carpet hadn't been installed when she was born, much less a crib put together.

AndreAnna said...

As much as I hated not knowing when my kids would come, I think having an actual date would make me freak even more.

Hang in there. You'll calm down soon.

P.S. A small glass of wine won't hurt. ;)

the planet of janet said...

at least you don't have to figure out a boy's name AND a girl's name!

Haphazardkat said...

You're having a Halloween baby! How freakin cool is that?!!

Kellie said...

Have a small glass of wine. Make a list of all that needs to be done. Do one (or three) a week. It WILL get done. If not? Tiny Man won't give a crap---as long as he has food to eat, diapers changed and his Mama to love on him, he won't notice the crib isn't together.

October 21st, huh? So, should I make my "Let's go meet Catwoman and AFF" tour kick off on the 20th? (Ohhh....imagine the drunken blogging I could do from the waiting room of the hospital!!) The 24th? When? Huh? When?!

:)

Sandi said...

I have felt the same many times, my dear girl. My husband continues to tell me to just breathe....

...which leads me to hyperventilation.

Kathryn said...

It will all be okay. It all just works out somehow. All those things that seem like they HAVE to be done, really don't.
It will be great!

A's Mom said...

A little late getting caught up on everything over the past week. Congrats on your due date... I think! I can totally understand your nervous/anxious/happy all rolled into one response. But I'm sure you'll be more than ready when the date gets closer. Besides, now you have 2 wonderful boys to help you get ready for the special day!

Julie said...

Well, why don't you allow the internet to name your dear baby - that will be one less thing for you to worry about! : ) And think of the fun we'd have. OR sell naming rights to the highest bidding corporate sponsor. You might end up with a child named "Staples".

Yes, I'm an idiot and now help. Just know it will all get done!

Morgan said...

Well, one thing can ease your mind. You *know* when he'll be here. :)

Susan said...

I'm totally with the internet/corporate sponsors naming your baby idea. I'm thinking Verizon could be male OR female, yes? Not so sure about Quizno's though.

You can do this!!

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

YAY! I'm so excited. Think I'd freak out the florist people by ordering flowers right now? :)

beach mama said...

We can have a virtual drink together....cheers.

I am due Sept 19th...no C-sec planned so he really can come anyday, really. We still have construction going on on the 2nd floor, where our bedrooms are going to be. So I don't have my bedroom, the Kid is in our room again in the only bedroom on the 1st floor, that is actually my grandparents bedroom. They are sleeping in the finished garage this summer. And I have no nursery and ALL of my baby stuff (crib, clothes, etc) is still in storage. I haven't even looked at all the Kid's baby clothes in 4 years!

And you think you are shitting a brick??

I already told Hubby that I want a small bottle of wine smuggled into the hospital the day after i give birth!! Hell, maybe I should change that to a pint of something stronger...mmmmmm.

The name is the ONLY thing I have control over and that I have picked out already.

Bren said...

Yay! See, I was the exact opposite. I was freaking out until I knew the date. Once I knew, I could plan.

I'm with whoever said a small bit of wine won't hurt. When this is all over with, I'll buy you one big ass margarita!

Poltzie said...

I'm not scoffing because I'm pregnant too and I totally feel that way (ok, I'm not pregnant anymore but I still look pregnant and so that counts - right!!)!
Good luck with the name thing - eek!

justmylife said...

Can I add to this list? I will since you can't stop me......Breathe!!!!! It will all get done, I am sure, I think, maybe, Hopefully. And no name? Get on that one quick.

jempress said...

definitely, breath...in...out... you wanna come over and do wii fit yoga? :)

on a different note...baby boy and lala will have the same birthday!

The Sports Mama said...

Oct. 21? Is an awesome day! That's Coach's birthday, and he grew up to produce some beautiful babies of his own. So see? Babies born on that day are predestined for great things! :)

susan said...

wonderful birthdate! It'll be great & even if you aren't ready you guys will survive - we did!

Colleen said...

bah, you're fine! I still haven't done EITHER of my boys' babybooks. They'll hate me later, I supposed, but no hyperventilating by me beforehand. However I did panic about names, clothes and I didn't have an "end date" until two weeks prior.
At least you have maternity leave starting before Tiny Man's arrival...I worked up until the day before I gave birth to both kids. You'll have time to do some stuff when you're home (and Little Man is at school so you can do it uniterrupted).
and go ahead, have a teeny tiny sip of wine...or have some Chilled Sparkling Cider with chucks of frozen fruit in it...totally baby safe and YUM!

Katie said...

whoo hoo for Oct 21st! Did you also know that that VERY SAME DAY is the Marine Mammal Protection Act's 36th anniversary?!?!?! I bet you didn't!!! What a special day to give birth!!!