Thursday, December 20, 2007

Stressing

I leave in 2 weeks. All of a sudden I feel like there is too much to do and not enough time to do it. Oh the joys of stress mixed up with a little PMS. What was I thinking? My last day of work is the 30th and we leave on the 2nd. One of those shifts is a night shift as well so there goes another day. Plus my friends and family will be in town over the holidays and I want to spend time with them too. I also feel like I need to spend some quality time with my cats. I feel guilty for leaving them alone for 2 weeks. Poor babies! They have no idea how much things are going to change. And I still need to complete my last minute to do list. Sheesh, you would think that after almost 3 years of waiting I would not have much left to do but............. The only thing that I am not stressed out about is getting Abby :)

13 comments:

kristie said...

I don't want to say I told ya, but I told ya!!! Enjoy it, try not to stress. It will use up [recious energy you will need for Abby!!

Chinazhoumom said...

All I can tell you is breath - I was not so much stressed - as just last min checking - cking for the $ - my passports - my paperwork - meds for the trip...but once I got on the plane it was like ahhhhh - then arriving in China - your mind can't wrap around the fact that you are in your daughter's country - the country that you have studied for sooo very long - you see the sights - you shop - you try out the little Chinese you learned - and laugh when you hear yourself say it - then you board the plane to where your daughter is -and it still has not sunk in - then you open the door - and there is the crib - YOUR DAUGHTERS crib - and soon it will have YOUR CHILD in it...

May you have a wonderful trip - go with the flow - take a hip hammock and use it - take more pics than you will ever think you will use - and breath - keep a journal or the blog - it so helps to fill in the blur that occurs -

Remember this - your time in China is a gift - but jet lag is a real thing-ask and take help - and after a few months home- you and your daughter will have a routine..it will click - you will bond way before then - but for awhile I thought all I did was make breakfast -clean up - make a snack - clean up - nap - make breakfast - clean up - make a snack - clean up - nap - make dinner clean up - bath - drop into bed...

I tell you the best part of your life is getting ready to be handed to you! Enjoy - Relax and Enjoy!
ok - now get up and repack...Can't wait to see Abby!

Carol and Kimberly - 2 years a family on 12/13 (my birthday)

Kathy and Joel said...

You will look back at this time and wonder how you were able to pull all of this off. You will be fine and things will fall into place perfectly. Your girl is waiting for you.

Lisa said...

I'm laughing sooo hard right now the tears are streaming down my face. I remember doing the same thing and feeling the same way when we went to get Kaileigh. Now that we're getting close for number 2 I feel panicked again!! Will I be ready? How will I get organized? Just think in a month or two you can read back on your blog and wonder how you got through it all.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a SPEEDY one at that.

OziMum said...

I can only imagine!!! My neighbour is a nurse, she hates the nights, but says the plus is, that the nights aren't as busy! Maybe you could do some list writing on your night duty?!!!

Woo Hoo only one more week of work!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

You will be fine... You will have it done in no time at all..
You might forget a few things.. but once Abby is placed in your arms...It won't matter...
Hugs to your busy couple of weeks..
I can't wait..

Chris & Deb said...

I am there with you too Jenny! There aleays seems to be so much left at the end and then you have the holidays thrown into the mix. You may be on high gear until you board that plane.....but then you will have plenty of time to sleep! :) I am getting so excited for you!

Have a wonderful Christmas! The last one without Abby in your arms! :)The countdown is on.... :)

Lisa, Doug & Briana said...

Ok - first step - breathe! Remember to breathe! I was completely frazzled before I got Briana. I must have packed and unpacked like 10 times. I think it was nerves! You will be amazed how everything will fall into place. I promise!!!

Beverly said...

It will calm down once you get her because nothing else will matter. I agree with Carol your time in China with your child is a gift. Take so many more pics than you ever will think you will need. Soak it all in. Go on every tour that you can go on so you can tell Abby of the wonderful homeland from which she left. Oh and attachment is a long process. Bonding will happen in China and if not in China in the first week home like with me and Glenys. She bonded with my dad in China. Don't worry about anything your guides will be there to get your through. Do keep a journal, an honest journal of your feelings, fears and otherwise. It will be a treasure to your daughter later.

Blessings to you. I can't wait to see the pics of your daughter in your arms.

beverly

Joannah said...

I'm sure it will all come together just fine. The things that must get done will get done, and those that aren't absolutely necessary will be forgotten. That's the way my wedding came together.

In two weeks, you'll be with Abby!!!

:-)

Lisa and Tate said...

Two weeks!!! I recommend chocolate to relieve the stress....

kris said...

It's so weird how it always seems to come down to the wire, even though you HAVE waited for years!! Best of luck pulling it all together!!

Rina, John & Annalisa said...

Yeah, I remember how "buzzed" I felt the weeks before we left. I worked until the last day too so I could save as much vacation as possible. You'll make it. The stress will soon turn into excitment and the adrenaline will push you through.