Mon Frère picked me up along with three bagfuls of laundry, and breakfast was had with my soon-to-be sister-in-law who at the moment is somewhat unwell [thus her being at home rather than at work today]. Laundry day was then commenced.
Right now, everyone in my family - and I'm sure pretty much all you people who are worthy of the title Friend - is trying to deal with the reality of the situation whereby the pregnancy is soon to cease and Creature will actually be in my arms. To be able to physically see, hear, touch, and most importantly smell, him/her will surely be surreal at first.
Yesterday, my mum was quite flabbergasted at the thought that she will officially be a grandmother in a few days. Whenever I asked her what was on her mind, she couldn't provide me with an answer. Her thoughts were all over the place. I understand where she's coming from as it is similar to my own thoughts. There is a certain degree of fear - a large degree, that is - and shitloads of insecurities. There is also curiousity, anxiety, excitement and a million other emotions.
When I asked my soon-to-be sis-in-law how she feels about it, she said she's a bit panicked and would have liked to achieved a few personal goals before Creature got here - such as quitting smoking, being healthier and being richer. She asked, "Can s/he not stay in there a bit longer?"
I also can relate to her thoughts. I wish I was in better shape and in a better financial situation myself. *cue text from landlady re:rent payment as I'm typing this* I guess I have to make the best out of things as they are.
What I would like is a vat full of that amazing pink liquid in which I can plop my brain and let it soak for a good few days. I know it is useless worrying about stuff now - and that there is no going back. And yet, I can't help myself.
*insert generic fist-shaking towards Christine's general direction here*