Anyway, in order to get our thoughts and tasks organized, we decided to categorize the major things that need to be done instead of getting bogged down by all the smaller to-do's. Ben summarized it well...
"Renee, these are the things that have to be done by the beginning of June:
1. Finish school (May 16)
2. Get a job (ASAP)
3. Move to Nebraska (May 17)
4. Have a baby (June 6 ish)
Could we have picked any more major life events to squeeze into a time period of 3 weeks?" [No, the answer is no we could have not.]
In an effort to divide and conquer, I said, "Okay, but you don't have to think about all those things. I mean, who is having the baby?"
i must have given him a look for the books because we both burst out laughing, and he quickly corrected course: "You. You are having the baby."
Me: "Well, it's a team effort."
Ben: "yeah exactly."
Me: "No it is not!!" (I know, it is. kinda.)
[more and more laughter.]
It's a good thing we can laugh about these things, because really, sometimes, what else is there to do?
I'm certain I couldn't put into words the difference between what I expected back then and what life is now, but I definitely am glad I said "yes" 5 years ago. And sometimes, like when you are trying to tackle 4 major life events in the span of 3 weeks, choosing to be thankful & excited that we're doing it all together is a really good thing.