staying focused at work

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Registered: 01-08-2007
staying focused at work
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Mon, 04-30-2007 - 11:34am

Hi,
Is anyone else having trouble concentrating. I'm trying to stay focused, because I need this job, and I like working here. However, it's only been one week since I took the test and it came up positive. (I'd been feeling pregnant before the test, so I decided to use First Response and get it over with.)

Anyway, all I can think about is my first doctor's appointment, how to tell my family, how to tell my boss, when and where should I purchase the crib, stroller and car seat, when to purchase diapers and when to get a breast pump and nursing bra. Maybe I'm jumping the gun, but I just feel like sometimes I'm doing too much thinking, then sometimes, I feel like I'm not doing enough in this process and sometimes, I feel just right. (Ex.: I have a CNM and exam scheduled, I've talked to my insurance company and I'm taking prenatal vitamins, but I haven't signed up with a pediatrician, and I haven't begun shopping for anything for the baby yet.)

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Registered: 01-09-2007
Mon, 04-30-2007 - 12:26pm
That's what the process takes 40 weeks-- so you have time to get used to the idea and get ready. Hang in there.
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Registered: 01-01-2004
Mon, 04-30-2007 - 4:12pm

It's easy to let your mind do 100MPH.

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Registered: 01-08-2007
Tue, 05-01-2007 - 11:00am

Thanks Debbi. Although, I have to admit that I cheated, because I started a baby registry at Target.com this morning. I was just doing a little browsing between work tasks, but then I saw this cute baby bath and my heart just melted. It was highly rated, and I just totally had an "aww, isn't it cute" moment.

I know what you mean about waiting for the doctor's confirmation--that's why only two other people I've told. I keep reminding myself that anything could happen but it's hard not to get excited and sentimental sometimes about the baby, even though I'm not due until December.