May 15, 2013 at 10:22 AM ET
Editor’s Note: Jenna is blogging about her adventures through pregnancy. Here's this week's installment of Jenna's (Baby) Food for Thought.
Reality check: A small human will be coming out of my body in less than four months. While I should be running to sign up for classes to learn how to breathe and breast feed and swaddle, I'm instead juggling a dozen other items on my spinning plate: TODAY work, personal training, hosting three upcoming events, emceeing a kidney foundation walk, writing scripts, running to ultrasound appointments, packing, unpacking, organizing our move into the new apartment, traveling for shoots, blogging, finding clothes that fit me, finding food that feeds me, finding bathrooms every three city blocks ... there's a lot of "finding" when you're preggers.
I'm sure I'm not doing any more than any other pregnant woman but I just thought I'd share.
And while I'm sharing... brace yourself now for some raw questions I've been asking myself of late:
So many questions are popping around between my ears of late. I can't imagine I'm the only one riding down this road of self-doubt months before giving birth. I can however assure you I'm the only one doing it in Terminal B at Chicago's O'Hare Airport right now with an iPad on my lap, iPhone to my ear, 300 coughing passengers milling about right around me, and incessant announcements about gate changes. It's chaos here... much like my life is right now.
These are my last months - ever -- without a child. Have I crossed everything off my pre-offspring to-do list? Probably not. But at this point, it is what it is. My next few months of days and nights are awfully full, and while I plan on working right up to the very end (PUSH!!), I don't need this kid coming out a stress case.
My partner Steph says I have to learn how to say NO sometimes. I don't know what she's talking about, I say NO to her all the time. (Joke!)
I know I need to slow down. I know I need to downshift. I know I need to smell the roses. It's hard for me, though. If I'm not on the move, I'm not me.
But for sake of this unborn child, and Steph and my sanity, I will make an effort these last few months to yank on the reins a bit.
Right after I finish this blog. And board my flight home from this shoot. And go food shopping. And write my script for this weekend's show. And....
Hey moms, what did you worry most about before having a baby? What are your tips for Jenna? Tell us on Facebook.