Well, last night was a lot better - no desire to punch DH in the face this time... LOL! It was a long, tiring night - I did lots of housework and scrubbed the kitchen, did a few loads of laundry, etc. My feet were swollen up like beach balls, though, so the thought of going out to the garage to help DH with staining the basement woodwork was NOT exciting. Luckily for me, my mom had come over, and was worried about the swelling (even though it's par for the course at this point - I won't argue something that gets me out of doing physical labor right at this point!) so she decided she would go help DH and instructed me to lay down and get my feet up. Well, I got to sit on the couch and fold laundry - that's as close as I could get to laying down. I am severely driven to keep the house clean right now - I can't sit and relax! It's got to the be hard core nesting setting in.
My girls, especially Gabby (one of my 9 year old twins) are really getting cute being excited for the baby. She has started kissing my tummy at night when I tuck her into bed and say goodnight to her - she says she's saying goodnight to the baby. :) She also keeps asking me if I'm having contractions every time I stop because of movement, or have a pain or something. It's hilarious - but man, it really lets me know that she's watched too much Baby Story on TLC. And I don't even watch that show - she's been watching it this summer with my mom... *roll*
Anyway, nothing else exciting going on. Just waiting impatiently for the basement to get done and to have this little one in my arms...
This morning when I sat up in bed, you could hear an audible "POP"... it was quite loud in the quiet of the morning. DH said, "OMG, was that your back?" When I replied that no, it was my pelvis, I think he may finally have gotten a small understanding of how uncomfortable and painful the last bit of pregnancy can be. LOL His gasp said it all...
Last night we did some more wood staining, and more laundry. I finally get to bed around midnight. I really need to start making myself go to bed earlier - I'm ready by 9, but am too busy doing housework and stuff that I am always up until midnight or later. It's really taking a toll on me. but the good news is that tomorrow all of the finishing touches go in our new basement - the contractor will be there at 8am to put in all of the oak sills, window and door casings, new doors and baseboards. By the time I get home from work Monday, the carpet will be in, and then we can finally move everything back in and get the baby's room set up. It's a relief to know that we are just three days away from completion. It's relieving a lot of the stress that I have been carrying.
And now that the renovation stress is receding, I am starting to stress about preparing for Baby D to arrive. I realized yesterday that we have spent almost every penny of our savings on the basement project, and there is very little left to get the remaining things that we need for our little guy. Maybe one of the most important things - we have no diapers, yet! We're CDing, and I have no newborn cloth diapers, and only 3 OS diapers. Ummmm, those might be a bit important! So I am thinking that we'll sign up with the local diaper service for the newborn stage, and that should give me about 2-3 months to stock up on the bigger ones. But it all requires moolah... *sigh*
I guess that's really the only immediate MUST HAVE, and really, if it were to come to an emergency, it's not like I couldn't just go out and buy a pack of freaking newborn disposables... lol. I really take things way too seriously sometimes. Everything else is not a deal-breaker - we don't have a crib mattress yet, but we have the co-sleeper, so we're set for the first couple of months in that department. We don't have a changing pad for the changing table yet, but the floor works just fine. We don't have a dresser or even a bar in the closet for the baby's room, yet, but I'm sure he could handle living out of baskets for the first few months. I guess it's all perspective.
We DO have the carseat, stroller, ring sling, my boobs... you know, all of the things that are really important in the first month, besides the diapers. So I should just calm down. But the nesting in me wants to have it all done, you know?
Ahhh, the nesting. Nesting has kicked in full force and I'm driving my DH and kids nuts trying to keep the house sparkly clean. I've spent more time cleaning the bathrooms and kitchen over the last week than I have in the past year. I keep scrubbing the stove over and over, and have scrubbed the upstairs bathroom floor on my hands and knees twice. the only reason that the downstairs bathroom hasn't gotten the same treatment is because the construction dust is ever present, and I know that if I were to scrub it today, it would be filthy again by tomorrow night. So I'm holding back until after Monday...
I totally understand wanting to have it all done right now. I am the same way. I have already started worrying about converting DH's office into the nursery. I want him to move his stuff out of there and yet we don't even have ANY of the baby furniture to put in there. I think I just worry that if I don't get it done before December, then I will be stressed about Christmas, having a newborn, family visiting, etc... BUT like you, I know it's all in perspective and it will work out just fine. They really don't even need that much stuff.
That's exciting that your basement is pretty much done! That will be nice for when you are laboring!
Maybe you could take some of your nesting and rub it off on me because I could use a swift kick in the arse as far as scrubbing and getting ready goes. I seriously have NOTHING done and my house is still a disaster. Don't get me wrong, it's driving me crazy but when you kick it into high gear at 9pm even though you want to go to bed, I actually do go to bed when I really should spend at least a couple nights a week being productive. I'm actually getting further behind in my housework because I've picked this time to spend the most time playing with the kiddos instead of doing anything else. LOL! It's bad enough here that I think DH is actually starting to nest since I'm obviously not :ROFL:
You are going to post before and after pictures of the basement right?! I can't wait to see what is sucking up so much of your time when you really should be on here chatting the nights away :D
MomW, ask for Molly Maid to come as a gift for the new Mommy! Spending time with kiddos is nothing to be feeling guilty about!
haha, she probably will but she's aka my mom! my mother cleans houses for a living and spent two days last week just getting the drywall and plaster dust cleaned up from the last 8 months worth of remodeling. I have no doubt she'll be here again after the LO arrives to get the house in order if I request it. She's quite amazing like that :) There is still so much organizing to be done around here. The day we moved in I found out I was pregnant, spent the first few months puking my guts up and the next few months ear deep in a remodel and now I'm just too tired to finish getting everything in order. My basement looks like an episode from hoarders because we had to pack and move so quickly I didn't have time to go through things like I should have. Oh well, if Melissa shares her nesting urge with me I might be able to make this work LOL. I'm really hoping mine will kick in soon!!!
Originally Posted by gardenbug
cracks me up that your DD has been watching Baby Story! She needs some natural birth videos to watch though. Baby Story isn't exactly the greatest educator on normal birth LOL There's always some drama going on!
A very belated welcome to your lodge! I love your birth and DH stories. :D
How awesome that the renovations are almost done! We just moved into our house about 7 months ago and while it's turn key, there's stuff we'd like to change. I am just terrified of doing it with a new baby on the way as I get stressed easily over that stuff.
I can so understand wanting to have everything purchased and ready for baby now. I think the diaper service is a great idea to help get through the first couple months. I didn't use one with DD but that's one less thing to think about. A lot of diaper sites have buy 4 get 1 free sales and things like that. If you're open to prefolds and covers, that can save a lot of money too.
I hope your pelvis feels better. I winced just reading your description of the popping sensation. How cute and sweet of your DD to be kissing your tummy and asking about contractions!
haha, Agreed! I seriously cannot stomach that show anymore. But it is really adorable that she knows what's going on and is concerned, I love it! My 14 year old daughter is less interested than my 4 year old DS in what's going on with the baby.
Originally Posted by azin_may