And so the anxiety kicks in


I’m 31 weeks pregnant today, and it just dawned on me that there so many things still left undone.
In less than 10 weeks, my husband and I will be welcoming our second little bundle of joy into our family, and while we are definitely excited about the whole thing, I can’t help feeling like this is all moving a little too fast for me.  Are we ready?

My prenatal visits are now scheduled every fortnightly, and this time round, I am feeling the baby’s movements a whole lot more than before.  Even the Braxton-Hicks contractions are more pronounced and as expected, I feel rounder and bigger.

And yet, I still have these items to tick off my to-do list:

  • Wash baby’s newborn clothes
  • Wash cloth diapers for baby
  • Pack baby bag to bring to the hospital
  • Pack Mommy bag to bring to the hospital, throwing in some essentials for Daddy too
  • Get little pressie to give Ethan on behalf of baby
  • (Time is running out but) get going on some exercise

Well, at least tomorrow we will be attending a short session called the Journey to Family orientation, which is supposed to get us more acclimatized with the hospital I will be delivering in.  And hopefully, we’ll get to hand in the forms for the maternity pre-admission too.  Yup, the pre-admission forms need to be submitted before the baby comes, not when you are in labor and everything is all over the place.

Breathe… breathe… breathe… 🙂

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10 Responses to And so the anxiety kicks in

  1. J says:

    Don’t worry.. You’ll be all right!
    All those lists from the hospital is just plain intimidating

    I didn’t even have time to attend the hospital orientation program or pack any bags. … get husband to pack last minute lo.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks for the reassurance!

  2. rinnah says:

    Not much longer to go! I can’t wait to see the newest member of the Tiger family!! 😀

    The Giddy Tigress says: Hehe…

  3. Pink Cotton says:

    eh?u din show us your pic for quite a while already…hehehe
    show us yr baby bump! hehe

    anyway…wish you a smooth delivery…tick tock tick tock 😀

    The Giddy Tigress says: I’m working on getting a picture ready soon! Be patient!

  4. mistipurple says:

    don’t panic don’t panic. still got plenty of time. now go wash those baby clothes now!! heh. *grins*

    you’ll be okay. knowing you, you are way systematic. i have full confidence in this tigress.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks misti! *goes to gather baby clothes to wash*

  5. beetrice says:

    oooo…can’t wait to see the little giddy tiger! 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: hehe…okay 🙂

  6. Paik Ling says:

    Don’t worry – don’t forget that you’re a veteran already!!

    The Giddy Tigress says: One time gave birth already considered veteran ah?

  7. ehon says:

    have you came up with the name? i’ll be waiting for the next update!!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Well, more or less…we are still working on the Chinese name though.

  8. we are in the same ship. I have yet to fly back to Msia to have my baby there.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Errr…I will be having my baby here in the US wor… when is yours due?

  9. Vien says:

    Give me a buzz when the babe is here…after all the hospital is sooo close to my hse.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Okay, will try to remember in all the confusion! 🙂

  10. KittyCat says:

    Wow…it’s that soon already? Do you know if it’s another boy or a little girl already? I’m curious!!!

    All the best ya. I’m sure you’ll be fine. You were so good with Ethan, remember? 🙂

    God Bless!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Ha, I do know, but I will announce that later!

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