So, though I havn’t stated it over here, and I’m not sure if anyone reads over here, nor can I promise that I’ll even be back for another year (I am not good about keeping this page up-it seems like a good place to vent today) but I’ve been pregnant for awhile now. I’m 31 weeks today and it is amazing how fast the time has gone by. I am getting really excited to meet my little boy.
That means in 6 weeks, baby Shion will be full term and could come soon. But more likely, it will be about 8-10 weeks.
There are so many things that have been frustrating me lately, most having to do with the difference in how baby-care is approached and a lack of sources for information. All the info I read in English is pretty useless for living in Japan, and the info in Japanese is just, well, hard to read. I wish I understood more, but that is my own fault. Yasu doesn’t have much time to help, and his mom is such a minimalist, that I just feel under prepared. I don’t have a fully stocked nursery to work with. All I have right now is a bassinet, a few clothes, and some washcloths. There are at least plans to get a bath, bed, bouncer, and bumbo chair. My mom is bringing some things, and some family members have sent some things, like a baby book. I don’t see things like baby tylenol or rectal thermometers in the drug store. What do folks do when baby is sick at 2am??? If I don’t have a stroller, what if he gets sick when he is 2 weeks old? Apparently, it’s best to wait till later to get a stroller. In a country where I have to walk everywhere. (?) I just don’t understand the thinking at all. Maybe I am missing something. At least my mom in law lives close and has a car. I guess when i have a problem (even if it is 2am) and i am going to call her, since if she says I don’t need these things yet, she MUST have an alternate plan. ARGH! so confusing. so conflicting. so frustrating.
I am trying not to let it get to me so much coz I know his little brain is developing full force now and I dont want to have a lot of stress hormones circulating while that is happening, but I could seriously bang my head on the wall a few good times and feel tons better, I’m sure. I know it will all work out though. right? RIGHT???
Off to look up baby items online and see if I can’t order some…damnit. lol.