And relax…

Cat relaxation

Now if only I could get quite this relaxed…

I am now officially on Day 1 of my holiday/maternity leave.  I didn’t get a wink of sleep last night…

Although I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time, I think the reality of it all has finally hit me and now I’m finding it hard to relax.

It’s happening so fast…

Should the baby arrive on time, I potentially have three weeks in which to relax and take it easy.  Anyone that knows me well will know that I don’t normally have trouble doing this – on most days off from work I can usually be found draped on my sofa, still in my pyjamas at 3pm in the afternoon!  However, now I seem to have terrible feelings of guilt that I really should be doing something useful and no matter how many people tell me just to put my feet up and chill, I can’t get my brain to switch off just yet.

I guess it’s just because I know if I sit there and do nothing, three weeks will fly past in no time… eeeek!

It’s not even like I have a LOT of things to do – we have spent the last few months getting everything ready – the nursery is done, the moses basket is set up, most necessary items have been bought and the hospital bags have been packed.

I do need to clean the house, however I may just spend a little bit longer procrastinating about that particular task!

Being realistic

Today I am going to write a list of the things I actually need to do… and by doing so I will hopefully stop the panic from setting in!
I’m sure I’ll see that it’s realistic to finish all the jobs I need to do – as well as finding time to relax.  I just need to work out how…

I guess it’s still not acceptable to pour that large glass of red wine is it?