I'm ready as far as the house is concerned. The house is spotless. The tub is set up. All my supplies are ready and waiting in the blanket box. Baby clothes and blankets are washed and ready. Food, snacks, refreshments for me and for any guests are all set. The kids have been well prepared and can't wait for the arrival of the baby.
However, I have a lot of stress going on because of my sister right now and it's all I can think about. I should be thinking about not much other than this upcoming birth. Every time I try to prepare for the birth with some visualization, within a minute, all I am thinking about is her and her problems again.
: I feel like this baby is not going to go anywhere until I sit my sister down and get everything off my chest and ask her to take care of her own problems and to leave me and my family out of it. The problem is that she has a typical Irish temper and she will blow off the handle that we're all not taking care of her. (Again, sigh) She is under some delusion that time and time and time and time and time again, we all have some endless obligation to bail her out. Every single one of our family members, her husband's family members and every one of their friends have had it and refuse to help them any more. I have been trying to not rock the boat at least until I have the baby so I can have a peaceful birth. But it isn't going to happen. She is in trouble and panicking again and she is hounding me because she thinks I'm the only one left that will help her. But we've had it, too. We all keep helping her and she has not learned her lessons. So, I refuse to help her any more. They can sink or swim on their own now. I have to tell her this in the next few days and it will be WWIII.
So, am I ready for baby to come? Baby? What baby? Oh yeah, I'm pregnant, that's right, I nearly forgot...
Thanks for letting me vent. I feel a little better already.