Maybe my memory is poor, but I’m pretty sure I’ve not nested so intently or for so long before now. I guess when I was pregnant with Henry, I could get more done in less time, and that could be the difference. I feel like there have been so many projects lately, and I am loving the changes, so I just keep going. I hung a few more frames in the nursery this afternoon and put away some of the lovely things I brought home for baby after last night’s celebration. It just feels so good for everything to have it’s rightful place, and it’s much easier to think about baby coming the more I get done.
I actually love how expecting a baby makes things a priority that would otherwise go by the wayside or unnoticed. Seems like we’re gifted a very heightened ability to see everything that needs attention when we’re closing in on baby time. I guess this is both a blessing and a curse, but however it is, I’m grateful for the motivation. If I could, I’d leave no corner unturned right now. I don’t have the capacity to do it all, but that would feel so good!
The longer baby stays tucked away, the closer I get to where I hoped to be in preparation. Right now I’m tackling a thing or two a day outside of my normal routine, and that has to be enough. Since adding school and other activities back into the mix, I am reminded regularly of my limitations. Not a bad thing, I’m sure of it. As it is, my mind is busy well into the late hours of the night now, so I think through a million things I could add to my wish list of to dos, and I have to exercise restraint. What a helpful practice for life in general (and especially for life as a parent to little ones)!
Eloise asked me this morning when the baby was actually going to come, and I love that it’s close enough for me to say “very soon…in the next week or two.” We will all be so happy to meet this little one. I’m most excited to introduce Henry and Eloise to their newest baby brother or sister. I just think it will be one of the best moments of our lives together!
plodding along (and still *attempting* not to adopt a waddle 😉 ),