Feeling overwhelmed

I missed word of the week last week as I had been so busy and everything had got on top of me a little bit. But I’m back with this week’s word of the week:


I’m 31 weeks pregnant today and I have suddenly become a little bit overwhelmed at the idea of being a mum. I have lots of help and support and I know Mr M will be a fabulous dad, so I’m not worried, as such, I just feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of it all. Will I provide what a new little life needs? Will I manage when Mr M goes back to work? Will we be good parents?

I went to a breastfeeding class today and was bombarded with really useful, interesting information, but I left feeling like I had so much still to learn and that’s only on one area of parenting. Eeeek! I need to get reading.

We are also still to exchange on our house purchase and with only nine weeks left until my due date, I am feeling like there is still so much to do to get ready for our new arrival. And as we are ready for the purchase, there is nothing we can do other than chase and nag for the people at the top of the chain to get a move on. But we still have to pack the whole flat, move everything and settle in and get a nursery ready. I know we have a roof over our heads, so we are lucky, and I’m sure all will be fine. I just want to get on with it now!

I’m planning my non-baby shower for next Sunday, which is great, as it is giving me something to get on with and focus on. And the hospital bags are nearly ready, so at least if I go into labour, wherever I am, I’ll be prepared for the next day.

And finally, work has been super busy this week, which I don’t seem as able to cope with as I was pre-pregnancy.  I’ve felt a little overwhelmed by the amount on my to do list, but have managed to get through things, so perhaps I’m more capable than I give myself credit for!

On a more positive note though, Mr M has been amazingly supportive, helping practically and emotionally with how I am feeling and I have felt overwhelmed by his love too.

I definitely need a chilled weekend and to get some more preparation done to calm down a little. Bloody hormones….

The Reading Residence


  1. June 5, 2015 / 6:08 pm

    No wonder you are overwhelmed, you have so much going on. I hope your chain is sorted out soon. We’ve just moved and the time just spent waiting for solicitors was incredibly frustrating. It’s normal to worry about how you will parent, it is a huge leap of faith but it is the most rewarding (and tiring) thing ever x

    • heelsandhooves
      June 6, 2015 / 9:08 am

      It’s so frustrating, isn’t it! I’m so excited, but scared in equal measure. Thanks lovely xx

  2. June 5, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    It is so much to take on it’s no wonder it’s your #WotW. I hope you manage to take some time out for you, and remember to give yourself a break- it’s definitely a wonderful journey ahead. x

    • heelsandhooves
      June 6, 2015 / 9:09 am

      I will do Debbie thank you. Feeling much better now that hubby is home and we have the weekend too. I’m excited just rather scared too! Xx

  3. June 5, 2015 / 7:16 pm

    You’ve a lot going on, it’s no wonder this is your word. Moving house is very stressful, and then becoming a parent is scary, but truly wonderful. I hope you manage to switch off and have a bit of a break x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • heelsandhooves
      June 6, 2015 / 9:11 am

      Thank you lovely. A break is planned for this weekend so I’ll make sure I take a breather. Very exciting but rather scary few months ahead! Xx #wotw

  4. June 7, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    Awww hope you can get that chill weekend to get you feel less overwhelmed. It can really get overwhelming when you are about to give birth so you need all the relaxation that you can get =) #wotw

    • heelsandhooves
      June 7, 2015 / 9:04 pm

      Thanks Merlinda. I’ve had a very chilled weekend and got some preparation done, so feeling slightly calmer this evening xx

  5. June 8, 2015 / 4:48 pm

    I think I’d feel overwhelmed with all that going on too. Becoming a parent is a huge responsibility and I think it is very normal to be overwhelmed by it all but it is amazing and wonderful and exciting too and I am sure that you and Mr M will be great parents. Good luck with exchanging on your house and hope that you managed to have the chilled weekend you were hoping for.

    • heelsandhooves
      June 11, 2015 / 3:08 pm

      Oh thank you Louise – it’s nice to know I’m not being OTT and I am really looking forward to it too. Thanks lovely xx

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