I have to keep reminding myself that there are still 7-8 months between now and baby. So I can breathe, get this month taken care of, and I don't need to have all the furniture, clothing, etc RIGHT NOW.
I got a very small amount completed over my weekend. We found a dresser for $5 that will be for the baby and also act as the changing table. So that was a fun little bonus :) We have to finish cleaning out Bro and Dreamer's things so that Spazz and Punky can begin their move in, though they need a toddler bed yet. Which means we also have to completely clean out what was the office and will now be the nursery. Those things DO have to happen ASAP. Ack, there goes me freaking a bit again.
Anyway, the rest, all the baby stuff, I have to remind myself we can do gradually. We have the following items coming to us hand-me-down: cradle, bassinet, 2 swings, bedding for the cradle, some clothes, baby tub, and a 4 month-old infant car seat, never in an accident. I have been trolling Craigslist and Freecycle, but trying not to jump the gun. My IRL friends are all keeping an eye out and donating stuff to us...which is soooo fantastic :) We can do it!
This is what happens when you have anxiety and money issues. LOL. You panic about EVERYTHING, and there is never enough time.
Wait until I start writing about daycare....eek!
And yet, it's all exciting, too...exciting and absolutely terrifying. LOL. Pacing myself is a skill I am slowly learning.