I’m the type of person that works well under a deadline. Stress and pressure are strong motivators so I often wait until the last possible moment to complete a task. Nick and I have completed the nursery and have purchased enough baby supplies to get us through the first week of parenthood. Crib? Check. Car seat? Check. Diapers and wipes? Check. Someone to walk Kali while we are in the hospital? Check. Hospital bag packed? &^#@!!
I don’t know why I haven’t felt the need to complete this important task. Maybe it’s subconscious. I need to draw out this last task as long as possible because I secretly need to feel stress and pressure when I go into labor (as if my body won’t be feeling that already!). It’s stupid, really. Especially since I don’t know WHEN my deadline is. Yes, it could be March 11 or it could be today! Our friends Chris and Jen, for example, had a March 13th due date. Notice I said, “had.” Her water broke and she gave delivered her little bundle of joy on Feb. 21st (a big congrats to them!). Life throws curve balls so maybe I should get the digital camera charged, Xander’s going home outfit washed, toiletry items collected, and get that darn hospital bag packed!! If my water breaks in the early AM, like it did for Jen, I’m sure I’ll be kicking myself for not meeting the deadline.