Monday, June 28, 2010

Boards, boards, bored

I have officially moved my test back to July 11th, and it's truly as late as I feel I can take it without going into labor during one of the blocks. Though it might make for a great story, probably won't make for a great score... I took a practice test on the weekend and I'm still not quite where I want to be for this test. The problem is, I have other rather pressing things on my mind that make studying more than a little difficult. Why would I want to stare at practice questions when I could be refinishing the baby dresser, buying those last minute things that I haven't gotten around to yet, putting shelves into the closet, packing the hospital bag, reading the mounds of books I've accumulated on labor and infant care, making frozen dinners that can be easily reheated after we have her, etc.

I would be less freaked out if I felt like this kid was going to term. But somehow I just know that is not the case. I've been having some seriously painful contractions, disturbingly often recently, and not only does it make it hard to concentrate (or sleep or anything productive..) but it makes me worry about getting this test done before we have a kiddo. Yikes.

Not to mention that she's definitely "dropped" and now I truly understand the uncomfortable pregnant woman. Blah. I'm just a little stress ball right now, and hopefully I'll get it together this week so I can relax a little. Anyone have any tips?

PS. The application for residency opens this week. Not that it's stressful or anything....

4 comments:

Lele of the Valley said...

Take a deep breathe. Take a nice bath. Enlist some of us to come over one day to quietly put up your shelves and make your dinners and take the dogs for a walk. You have enough to worry about my friend!!!

medicine girl said...

I share LoTV's first thought. Try the 2nd exercise listed here: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART00521/three-breathing-exercises.html

I've recommended it to several people lately and all have returned to say it has helped them to either escape insomnia, break a panic attack at its onset, or help w/their generalized anxiety disorder. It's also awesome to use if your mind is too active w/thoughts of To Do lists & what-ifs to get to sleep. Takes less than 10 breaths for me.

shrimppesto said...

*hug* hang in there :)

L.G. said...

Thank you thank you guys! I know it will all get done, and J has been wonderful and is taking next week off to help me. Just having a pregnant moment I guess.