Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Nesting...


We are about a week away from our due date, and boy are we excited! I can't wait to meet the little person living inside of me. But first I must clean and organize my entire house. It appears I have entered the nesting phase, and hardcore, much to the dismay of the hubs. He is perplexed as to why I've waited until the last minute to give him an immediate to-do list of 87 tasks. I can't fully explain it, all I know is we must clean, and clean like we've never cleaned before. The urge to get everything perfectly ready for the baby has been so strong I can hardly sleep lately. I wake up in the middle of the night and start cleaning.

This crazy little phase I'm going through does have its pluses, most obviously that our home will be as my mother would say, "spick and span". Its also showed me how much unnecessary stuff we've been harboring, and how a thorough de-cluttering can create serious amounts of room in our home. I've been FREECYCLING our unneeded stuff like a mad woman. I've also eliminated all toxic cleaners from our home, instead opting to make homemade organic ones. I'll share all the great recipes I've been using shortly. I've gotta run.....off to clean!

16 comments:

  1. Wow, how exciting! It's getting so close. You're so small - you don't look like you're full term at all! Best wishes for a fast & easy delivery and most of all, a healthy baby :) Looking forward to following along on your parenting journey xx

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    1. Thanks Yuko. Unfortunately my small size is due to unrelenting morning sickness :-(

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  2. Sending good thoughts your way BB - wishing you and your little one a safe and healthy arrival! :)

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    1. Thanks Gam. Your warm wishes are appreciated.

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  3. Only a week!! You look great! Enjoy this time! Make sure you find some time to relax too!!

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    1. Thanks Fran. I have been trying hard to relax a little. I hear those first few weeks post baby are pretty hectic.

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  4. There is nothing like an impending due date to focus the mind to finish off some job! I drove my poor husband crazy. Good luck for the birth. x

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello (remember the Daisy Hill Koala Centre). Looks like you'll be a Mummy soon which is going to be exciting, exhausting and lots of emotions all rolled into one. Just stay put at home and enjoy getting to know your little one. I was reading one of your decluttering posts and thought you would get a laugh out of the post I just wrote. Can't wait to see pictures of your bub. Loved the Anniversary stay-cation with the breakfast and flowers to make it special, what a great idea. All the best. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

    www.oursimpleandmeaningfullife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Glad you were able to stop by.

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  6. Hi there!
    Looks like you have everything under control! Won't be long now!
    Hope you post a picture of the new arrival♥️
    Thanks for visiting me!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  7. What a gorgeous photo. Stunning.

    Have fun nesting and puttering. And rest, sweet rest.

    Hugs!

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  8. Ahhh so exciting! With my first I nested like that hardcore, but hadn't switched to home made cleaners yet so couldn't do anything that I wanted to, and the husband wasn't as enthusiastic as me. :p So excited for you!!!

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    1. What a coincidence my husband wasn't as enthusiastic as I was either, lol!

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  9. Now I had to go back to old posts... I can't believe that I missed all of this! : ( Hearing you talk about the pre-baby nesting reminded me of when I was in labor with my youngest daughter ( almost 16 years ago.. insert sad face here!) .. My husband was on nightshift when I finally went into labor ( two weeks late).. I scrubbed the house and did all of the laundry that night as I counted the time between contractions and waited for him to get home. That morning, When we finally left the house, we passed a yard sale that had the porta crib that I wanted.. Stop the car!!! I shouted in between moans. lol. Paul wouldn't stop and I kept telling him that the "yard sale" people would give us that porta crib so that I didn't deliver a baby on their lawn. haha.. He still wouldn't stop and we argued about it the whole drive downtown to Mercy. Still to this day... when I am mad at him I wil jokingly bring up that porta crib. : )

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    1. OMG, that story is HILARIOUS Leslie.....and I thought I was an avid garage seller ;-)

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