Sunday, November 1, 2009

November = Productivity

It has come to my attention recently that there are still a few things left for me to do before Baby B arrives 8 weeks from tomorrow (or even sooner)!! That being said, I'm devoting November to getting them done, since December will clearly be reserved for resting, eating and, in case I didn't get my point across yet, just generally sitting on my tush. So far, it's going well.

Last night we got Baby B's first shipment of diapers from (over 400 in sizes 1 & 2, since I think we're pretty set on the newborn size given the massive birthweight of babies in m family), and so this morning I hopped out of bed and logged in to our Pampers Gifts to Grow account (if you don't have one, click here to sign up and start accumulating points for each diaper purchase!). We're now sitting at 96 points - just four away from a $10 off diaper coupon - and Baby B isn't even born yet! Score!

After that, I decided it was time to tackle the foreboding amount of baby laundry Baby B has racked up - homegirl has quite the wardrobe! I have been dreading this task ever since I picked up her very first outfit over three months ago, but all in all it went pretty quickly and smoothly, and now everything has been washed and put away/hung up to greet Baby B when she gets here! I can't wait to see her in some of those outfits :)

While I was tackling her bathroom laundry - towels, washcloths, robe, etc - I was met with a not-so-subtle reminder: I still need to paint her bathroom. Don't get me wrong - painting Baby B's room a couple months back with my mom wasn't a bad experience by any means, and it was great for me to have someone experienced to guide me through my first time painting. I'm just starting to get tired, and off-kilter and just generally overwhelmed by the amount of tasks on my daily/weekly/monthly to-do lists, and it feels like such a monumental task. At the same time, though, her bedroom looks great, and I've been itching to paint the entire house ever since, so her bathroom is a good-sized jumping off point to see how I'll hold up on my own. I think I shall pick up the paint this week, and we'll go from there. I'm waiting to do it until I have the house to myself, since D isn't that keen on the color paint and because I work better solo. I'm not a fan of listening to, "Why are you doing it that way?" or "You really shouldn't be standing on that desk chair, B!" I was never one for group work, even in Kindergarten.

While we're on the topic of upcoming trips to Home Depot, we also need to install a ceiling fan in Baby B's room, and a medicine cabinet in Baby B's bathroom (once painted). One would think that if you bought a house with marble bathrooms, it might come equipped with something as elementary as a ceiling fan or medicine cabinet, right? Aren't those practically the equivalent of A/C and Cruise Control coming standard in cars? Wrong. My house did not come with ceiling fans OR medicine cabinets, a sad fact my detail-unoriented self didn't notice until after I moved in. Say what you will, but I was far more fixated on securing a fixed interest rate and things that were majorly important, so I still consider it a minor oversight. Considering I was twenty-two when I purchased my house, it's still a smashing victory in my eyes :)

Yep - looks like November will be loaded with home projects! Hopefully I'll get a thumbs up at my 32-week visit Wednesday, and she'll stay in there at least until December. I've been having terrible pain again, and I'm not sure I think it's what I thought it was before. I'll keep everyone posted, but I'm not too worried about it for now. Baby B is kicking away while I whistle and work around the house, so all is well in my world!

1 comment:

  1. I know you're nesting, but don't overdo it! I did the same thing when I was about 8 months along...and D is right, don't be climbing up on tumble and little B could arrive early. :P

    So do if you have to, I know the driving urge to DO IT, OMG it has to be done RIGHT NOW.

    But temper it with rest. You're on the homestretch now, and rest is more important than painting a bathroom (also the fumes aren't good for you...they made me dizzy at 8 mos). I promise, little B won't care what color her bathroom is, and I actually keep Marianne's medications in a little bin near her changing table, so I can reach over to grab whatever to dose or clean as's much more convienent since her bathroom is down the hallway from her room.


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