Zach’s dreams have finally come true…I am totally, completely, seriously nesting.
I’ve been feeling the itch since last week but didn’t start because I just had this feeling that once I got going I’d have a hard time stopping! And yup I can’t stop. It’s been tough for me to actually sit down and blog because I’m dying to get back to it…and there honestly isn’t much left for me to do!
My nesting is NOT the clean freak nesting…it’s the organize like a mad woman nesting. So far I have reorganized: the pantry, the cleaning supply cabinet, the guest bathroom (twice), the entertainment center, the big storage drawers under our washer and dryer, the garage, all the stuff in Clover’s room, and the storage cabinets in the office area. I’ve washed every single baby item that is washable. We’ve opened every big baby item so we could store the boxes (in order to save the item for the next baby assuming it’s still usable after Clover’s done with it). I went through all my purses and gave 8 of them to a little girl at church. I refolded several towels (they just didn’t look right on the shelves). I even TYPED up (actually made an Excel Spreadsheet) our grocery list. I found all stray paper clips and put them into a snack size ziploc bag. I threw away a million little brochures and basic trash. I labeled shoe boxes that I stored loose change and batteries in. Yes. I. am. nesting! Haha!
One thing I am totally trying to avoid organizing though is my closet. I am soooo tempted to get rid of so many clothes. Not having been able to wear most of them for 9 months (or longer because I didn’t get to wear ANY of my winter stuff this year so that means over 12 months for them) I look at them and think “I don’t need that.” But a little voice in the back of my head reminds me that I need to WAIT until I am back to my pre-pregnancy size before ditching stuff because I could regret it. Hopefully I can hold out but at the rate I’m going it’ll be tough! I’ve basically done all the organizing I can do in less than 48 hours and I still have over 3 weeks left until my due date!!! I should lock myself out of my closet haha
On top of all the nesting I’ve been noticing some changes in my body the past two days. I’m having a lot of contractions, pretty often especially when the baby is active. Also, not to be gross, I have noticed more lubrication “down there” and when I wipe (all million times I go to the bathroom) that it seems like things are “opening wider” in that area as well. I’ve also been having to go #2 a bunch. So I guess things are heading in the right direction! Not that I think I’ll be in labor anytime soon but my goal is to have everything on our “to do before Clover gets here” list DONE by the end of this week so I can spend the rest of my pregnancy enjoying my husband, my friends, maybe laying out (if the weather gets warm again), taking baths, and watching tv 🙂 Sounds great to me!