Baby Ned will be here (if he arrives on time) in less than two months. Oh, and just to clarify, no we are not naming our son “Ned” it is just his name until we can agree on a name. Agreement may or may not happen at this point…maybe his name will be “Ned.” Hmmm… Ned Mcdonald- nope, not gonna happen.
Maybe it’s because this is my fourth child or maybe it’s because I am lazy, or maybe it’s because my heart function as decreased since last month. Whatever it is… I have accomplished ziltch for this little baby boy. No blankets, no shopping, no painting, no preparing…nada!!
With my other children I had their "go home" outfits picked out months in advance…well with the exception of Mia. For her I just had a huge bag of darling clothes that she NEVER got to wear. I have a bag of clothes in Mia’s closet, that don’t really have a place to go. Maybe that is my problem. I am not preparing because all of our bedrooms are taken. I would put the girls together, but I just don’t think it’s time for that. Also, I would have a really difficult time painting over either one of their rooms. Jense is responsible enough to share with the baby, but we would have to switch beds- he currently sleeps in a queen. Decisions, decisions. The baby will be in with us for awhile anyway.
I guess I am feeling a little guilty that all of our baby stuff is pink and I am not motivated to try and sell the pink stuff to get a more boy friendly color. I love my swing (it plugs in) and can’t fathom getting rid of it yet…but it’s pink!
Is it wrong to put your baby boy in a pink swing and car seat? The car seat I can switch no prob- no attachment to that, but that swing has rocked my world and my baby so well.. with ZERO batteries.
My nesting must be manifesting in other ways. For example, I transferred all of our home videos to DVD’s – copies for everyone in the family. The DVD's are even color coded. John and I will be sharing, but the kiddos will each have their own stack of home videos. No, I did not drop them off at costo- I burned them one at a time- which nearly drove me crazy! In a couple more months I will have to make DVD’s for yet another person. I decided awhile back that everyone needed their own copy- it also helps me sleep at night knowing there is more than one copy.
Next, I alphabetized my spice cupboard. This is sooo not my personality, but something came over me, and I needed all spices to be arranged just so. I have friends who keep inventory of their spices- something I like to mess with them about, but now I have crossed over. I alphabetized my spices!!!
I went on a sock crusade. Usually there is a stack of unmated socks all wound together waiting to be reunited with its pair. Not anymore!! I gathered all socks, had all laundry done, checked under the dryer etc. Everything that didn’t have a mate was banished from the house. It was quite gratifying feeling that for just that one day all socks in the house had a mate. This usually isn’t a general practice of mine either because the missing socks usually surface eventually. The car, diaperbag, couch cushion, and behind the bed are all prime sock hiding locations.
Next...this one is more Mia motivated that baby I think, but I cleaned my hardwood floors with toothpicks. Over kill, maybe? John came home and caught me and wouldn’t allow me to continue. I was using the tooth picks to get in-between each slab of wood…there has to be a better way. I keep day dreaming of taking a pressure washer to the cracks between the hardwoods, but quickly snap out of it when I realize the damage and clean up that would be involved.
Ellie’s dresser is now decorated with a picture of what belongs in that drawer. She claims she doesn’t know which drawer to put her clothes away in when it’s time to put away her pile. Usually she just opens the drawers and shoves everything in where it will fit. This has been going on for years and something I have wanted to remedy for a long time. Now she has no excuse and can put away her clothes where they belong. My own problem now is that Jense wants the same thing. His closet and drawers are always organized, so there is no need…but since he requested it..we’ll see.
Although baby Ned is not going to have a cute little boy nursery to come home to, he will come home to an organized, clean, fancy spice cupboard, stray sock free home.
I still have some time to at least whip up a blanket eh?