"Edited to Add"....

This started as a pregnancy blog when I fell pregnant in May 2009 after four years of finding a donor, doing all the counselling / paperwork / tests and trying.

And now, thanks to a 4WD which skidded onto our side of the road, killing our baby daughter at 34w and injuring me, my partner and two of my stepdaughters on 27 December 2009, it has turned into something else. We didn't want this something else, but apparently it is all we've got to go on with.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Stretch marks, Packing Tape and Deadlines!

Suddenly we've got less than 3 weeks until we move interstate, and I've suddenly been struck by The Fear - that we won't get things organised in time or that we've forgotten something essential. We've now got a big list blu-tacked to the wall and are ticking things off (and writing on new things we'd neglected) at a rate of knots.

The removalists are booked, the pet-boarding is booked, things are (mostly) sorted for the girls' new school, we've just booked a stall at the Marrickville Sunday Markets to sell lots of our old stuff... and yesterday we packed pretty much all the books in the living room / our bedroom / my study. Mum is back, and has been fabulous - helping clear out cupboards, sort stuff, go to the shops while we're packing.

But in the mean time, I've still got lots of work deadlines to deal with - a book review, exam marking, an abstract and amendments to an article... And somehow the more deadlines, the better I seem to get at distracting myself...

For example, by looking for pictures of galaxies which resemble the stretchmark patterns I'm developing around my poor distended belly-button:

At the moment, our daily mantra seems to be "We'll get there!"

And I'm sure we will.


  1. Yes you WILL get there. When things have to happen, they always do. It's good your mum made it there (phew) and has been able to help.
    Hope you're catching moments of rest. Take care of yourself, B.

  2. You will get there. And if you're thinking about it this far out, you will not forget anything essential. Just keep lots and lots of post its around for spontaneous list-making and a centralized point to paste them all! So much happening, so fast! Good luck and go easy! K

  3. You'll get there, possum. And get some cocoa butter cream for that gorgeous belly! They even have it at the supermarket these days.