Now that my due date is five weeks away, I can officially say that I’m one month away from D Day, which is what I’m calling my Due Date these days! Well, not really. But it sounds kind of cool, so maybe I should start… Anyway, since some months do have five weeks, my due date is officially one month away, so – no matter what I call it – I don’t have too much longer to wait.
Oh, and for the record, it’s no longer accurate to claim that I have popped. I think that ‘exploded’ might be more like it… People are asking me how I grew so fast in just a matter of a week or two. I tell them that I have no idea, because I just woke up like this. But it’s all good, because that just means that Brady is healthy and growing like a weed. (Although if he wants to remain an adorable, smallish, healthy weed, I won’t complain either). ;)
Of course, if those of you who guessed that I’ll go into labor early are accurate, I might even have less than a month left! (My mom’s current prediction is that I’ll go into labor as early as November 17th)! I’m not sure if her guess is based on the fact that she was a week early for all three of her kids, or if she just can’t wait any longer than that to meet her first grandchild. ;) But whatever the reason, she was right when she guessed my baby’s gender, so I’m definitely not ruling out the fact that she could be accurate in her predictions this time around too.
Excuse me as I experience a moment of elation blended with a healthy dose of panic.
Actually, to be completely honest, the closer I get to D Day (yep, the name is sticking), the more ready I feel. Our house, still-boxed-up-baby-supplies, and scheduled baby classes might not be ready… But me? I’m waiting at the finish line in eager anticipation.
Thankfully, the excitement – and slight panic over the fact that we really do have some things to accomplish still – has begun to evolve into a sudden burst of energy. Granted, the energizer bunny, I am not… But these days, I have found a renewed sense of motivation and energy to tackle projects that need to be finished. Honestly, I don’t think that the Nesting Stage is really a thing, because it’s not that pregnant women wake up with a sudden desire to clean. It’s that they suddenly realize that they have weeks left before they bring home a precious bundle of joy… and they don’t want to bring that precious bundle home to a messy house. So rather than it being a nesting stage, it’s more like a nesting frenzy brought on by the stark reality that there is no room for cute, adorable baby things until the house is tidied and organized.
Just the other night, my husband Nate looked around the bedroom (which becomes messier with each passing day, because somehow the clutter from the rooms I clean tends to end up in not-so-organized piles in our room) and commented, “We need to clean this up soon, or else we’re going to lose Brady in here by accident.”
I forced a laugh like he had said a funny joke. But seriously, it’s true. The cleaner the baby room and study becomes, the more of a disaster zone our bedroom becomes (which is not okay, because baby Brady will be sleeping in our bedroom for the first couple of months). It’s just that usually once I’ve carried things into the bedroom (with the intention of organizing it afterward), I’m just too exhausted to continue cleaning. So it kind of just sits there, waiting to be joined by the next pile. ;) And there are still boxes that need to be opened, baby things that need to be put together, and a hospital bag to be packed.
So while it’s getting there, we still have a decent amount left to do.
BUT Nesting Frenzies? Well, they’re totally a real thing… and they’re kind of amazing! I woke up the next morning with a renewed sense of purpose and before I even took the time to eat breakfast, shower, or get dressed, I had made a decent-sized dent in the clutter and filled up two trash bags for donations to Salvation Army. (At this point, if I really don’t need an item or there is no obvious place to store it, it’s leaving). I’ll bet one or two more hours is all it will take to get the room clean (especially since Nate will be helping), and then it will ready for a baby bouncer, sleeper… and a baby! :)
Take that, messy room! This preggo girl is ready to kick butt, and the To-Do list doesn’t stand a chance!! :)