Thursday, January 07, 2010
As per usual, XKCD says it all. In around a week it appears this alien will finally make his/her self known to us. And that's when all our 'let's just take this easy and try to keep ourselves doing this the way that feels right for us' hype is put to the test. The impending arrival has me writing lists (just for a change) of what needs to be done, what needs to be organised, what needs to be purchased. There's no panic (yet) that we're not prepared enough in the practical senses.
As for the panic that we're just not prepared enough for the actual baby, well, that's pretty under control at the moment. I'm very, very okay with the fact that I have no idea what life is about to transform into. Accepting that has been so much easier than I imagined. I've done all my reading on the issues I'm most concerned about - breastfeeding, early baby care, organic/natural alternatives and methods - which is just to make me feel comfortable about this transition. I feel like I know where to look for help if any of my fears are realised and I need support with breastfeeding, postnatal depression and all the other potential pitfalls. That's a pretty positive place to be at right now.
Biggest issue? My current edition of Green magazine is right in production phase at the moment. It seems that the baby will indeed be beating the magazine, meaning I'll be finishing off editing while nursing a newborn. Sounds like fun, yes?