Sunday, April 12, 2009

Nesting is a myth! But why can't I stop cleaning?!?

Well, I am officially in nesting mode. According to the pregnancy books, the "nesting" instinct (an uncontrollable urge to clean one's house brought on by a desire to prepare a nest for the new baby, to tie up loose ends of old projects, and to organize your world) can set in at 5 months. I, apparently, am 2 months behind because it wasn't until this week (Week 27) that I felt the urge.

So far today, alone, I have washed all the baby clothes we own, hung them in their place, swept and vacuumed the floor, assembled the high-chair and the basinet, lined all the drawers in both bathrooms with Grip Shelf Liner (It's been on my to-do list since we moved in a year ago), grocery shopped, bought simple green & scrubbed the shower doors with it, bought tubs, labeled the tubs, sorted our laundry room miscellanious items into the tubs, done laundry, scrubbed the bathroom, weeded the front garden, put away our stuff from our trip, uploaded the photos from the trip, emailed my mother-in-law, met Luke for lunch, caught up with Jen, called my sister to thank her for the dogs, and am about to start dinner.

Now, some might argue that this is pretty normal for me. Truth: I am an organizer. Truth: I enjoy having a clean house. Truth: I love to keep busy. BUT the difference today is that I feel a burning NEED to do these things - like there is a timeline that is quickly ticking down and I have to get it all done before tomorrow (truth be told, there is a timeline that is quickly ticking down - but I still have 10 weeks, not 1 day). :-)


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I am jealous of your newly cleaned space. I imagine it is fantastic. With the warmer weather our dog has decided it is time to shed so even when you do vacuum his lovely fur is instantly replaced. Ah, perhaps one day....

PS. Your trip looked like loads of fun. Thanks for your comment on our blog. We are doing well so far, baby is hanging in there like we need her to for a few more weeks.

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