I’m almost to 32 weeks! I can’t believe it. And while I can’t wait to meet my little baby, I am praying he stays in the belly till the end. I’ve had so many friends and acquaintances go into labor early. Makes me so nervous! But I’ve made him promises of mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese if he’ll stay in eight more weeks, so I think I’m okay.
On another note, I’ve had a bunch of people ask me if I’ve been nesting at all. I was out with a close friend this past Saturday when her other friend who I didn’t know well asked me this question. My friend started laughing and said “She has always nested!” And it’s so true. I am a total organizer, decorator, home-maker. Always have been and always will be. I’m constantly looking at furniture and accessories for our condo, and organizing my closets. Doesn’t mean my closets stay organized, but it just gives me another reason to do it again. Craig is constantly telling me to relax and sit still. I just can’t.
So what does a natural nester do while pregnant? Sadly, I nest in overdrive. I didn’t even realize I was doing it until this weekend. And I blame October because this month is awesome and so inspiring. Cooler temps, fall foods, and HALLOWEEN!!! I started getting the itch on Friday. I ran into a craft store on my lunch break to look at Halloween stuff. I bought two Halloween magazines and bunch of goodies for a friend’s kids, and I suddenly became the Nest Monster. I got up Saturday and ran to four different stores looking for decor and items for my Halloween costume. I was exhausted when I got home, but couldn’t stop. I dragged out giant rubbermaid containers full of Halloween decor, while Craig yelled at me for lifting too much, and decorated a few areas of the house. I helped Craig hang a mirror and then we finally rested before heading out to dinner for a birthday party. Sunday we worked in one of the closets, I did five loads of laundry, and baked two homemade desserts to take to work and school. The day was literally non-stop. We finally sat down to dinner at 8:15 that night and I could barely move. Everything ached. That’s when it hit me that I had turned into some crazed nester.
I was pooped yesterday. And I decided to calm the freak down! I can control my need to decorate and organize and apparently BAKE. So I backed out of an event for next Saturday at school and I’m only going to bake one thing next weekend, not two! Yes, these are baby steps. But for a control freak like me they are huge steps! Next weekend will hopefully be filled with homework and resting wth my feet up! (Did I just say I hoped I could do homework? I really am crazy.)