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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Feeling behind

I realized last week that I have only until mid-February to finish all the requirements needed to complete my Bradley Birth certification. November feels like it was only a few weeks ago, where has the time gone?

With Andy in California all week, I'm taking advantage of the lonely nights and instead of blogging or doing anything else, really, I've been reading and outlining the required books (three down so far!).

Still, I have what feels like a long list of unfinished items to complete in the next month, including to:
  • Attend one more La Leche League meeting, and write a report on my experience
  • Attend one Bradley class
  • Read the final book: Husband Coached Childbirth: The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth
  • Write a book report and identify 20 questions with answers for each of the four required readings
  • Compile a comprehensive binder of local resources for expectant and new parents
  • Interview two local hospitals on their labor and birth policies, and procedures
Think it can be done?

With my job winding down (and last minute projects ramping up), a new work schedule and a new nanny starting next week, and 'round the clock mothering, it's been a challenge to balance my and Roscoe's needs over the past two weeks. Roscoe's been in bed by 8:00 and out of necessity (early rises, and no naps) I've been asleep by 10:00. Two hours a day isn't a lot of time to do much of anything, so I've had to prioritize.

I can tell that the days and weeks left between now and the time that Little Sears is born will be jam packed with necessary to-dos and a lot of well intentioned effort to accomplish all the other things that will help us to feel prepared for the baby's arrival--because we now know that for at least the first few months I won't be doing much more than nursing, and kid tending.

1 comment :

  1. That is quite a to-do list! I don't know how you have the energy...or motivation. But it will certainly make the next couple of months FLY by! Before you know it, the new baby will be here!


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