I am pretty relaxed about the baby's arrival this time, but usually
there is something I get fixated on that makes me anxious until it's "ready"
for baby BEFORE baby gets here.
With Zachary it was having "his" room completely remodeled.
With Clayton it was having an area rug for the wood floor in the boys room.
With Susanna... there was something, I'm sure.
With Olivia it was was getting doors on the bathroom cupboards.
With Carolina it was finishing OUR bedroom.
With Bryce I wanted AJ to build me a co-sleeper.
Bryce arrived the night it was made and set up by our bed.
This baby? We have everything. Or... if we don't we'll survive.
(It occurs to me that I should dig out the infant car seat at some point
- just in case I need it right away!)
It has felt so wonderful to not get all tied up in needing to have something done,
but I've never really needed that something done. Some of those things mentioned above
didn't happen before baby came and guess what?
Baby came anyway.
They have a way of doing that.
Something about pregnancy hormones just overtook my vision and all I could see was
this one thing I was determined to have done! It was an obsession, and usually one I could
not accomplish on my own.
Don't mistake me, there are things still to get done this time around.
I need another co-sleeper built, but I figure it will happen. Eventually.
I usually sleep baby on my chest for a few nights anyway just to hear him/her breath.
I just don't have that overwhelming hormonal overdrive!
There IS someone nesting though...
getting wrapped up in several projects at once.
This, is a closet in the front porch to house jackets, hats, mittens, boots...
Fishing poles, machetes, canteens, BB guns, shovels, saws... you name it,
it's supposed to fit into this closet.
Personally it doesn't look quite big enough to me (nor in the shape of a co-sleeper),
but I'm thrilled about it nonetheless! I can't wait to remove the jacket stack from my living room!
And this? This is a new sink and vanity in our new pantry, just next to my new dryer...
It is the second ever sink in our house (!) and will accommodate hand washing for the
toilet traffic, and also teeth-brushing which means I can remove 8 tooth brushes from
where they currently reside in my kitchen.
I'm looking forward to that :-)
There are other things too, such as some LED lighting that turns on with a switch,
and a fan that removes stink from afore-said toilet room.
(it's the little things in life!).
You know, I have been feeling so good for being nine months pregnant!
Still one week left until my actual due date, but I am sleeping all night,
only ONE bathroom call if any (what is the secret to THAT?!),
no back spasms, and very very little heartburn. Wow. Just wow.
So anyway, I don't know if my Great Guy is nesting in sympathy for me
or if Spring has begun tickling the senses, but whatever it is we are DOING stuff
Thanks, my Great Guy - you are the best :-)
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times