35 Weeks and Counting

We have 3 – 5 weeks left to go in the baby countdown! 

I am still obsessing with overhauling our record keeping system.  Apparently, our old system was to keep EVERY scrap of paper that passed through our house.  We have a filing cabinet, but the filing hadn’t been done since 2008.  Ergo, I’ve been digging through at least 5 rubbermaid bins worth of documents these past 2 weeks.  We are down to one bin to burn, one bin to archive, one bin got filed properly, and 2 bins got trashed.  Success!  I didn’t think nesting would manifest itself in this way, but at least we have the office cleaned out. 

By the way, for those who have never “nested” – it is a very real feeling or sense of urgency to get something done.  In many cases, it involves cleaning of some sort.  I literally couldn’t sleep at night because I was up thinking about filing systems and databases.  I have given up my naps during Oliver’s naptimes to push through the paperwork every day.  I literally have been obsessed with doc control.  Weird.

We have decorated for Halloween and our upcoming pumpkin carving party.  After getting beat up at the state fair, you’d think I would slow down.  The party this Thursday is the absolute last thing we will do before the baby comes.  I promise I will settle down and set up the nursery.

For my birthday this year, my hubby got me a maid cleaning service to come in and do a fall cleaning.  I get to talk to them tomorrow to schedule a date.  A very big thumbs up from me on this one.  When Oliver came, the last thing I wanted to do was scrub the toilets and mop the floors my last month.  Now I can rest assured that everything will be clean, sparkling, and sanitized for the little one and I can focus on – setting up that nursery! (I’m trying to psyche myself up for it.)

The fatigue has started kicking in again and we are moving into high-efficiency mode over here.  Hiring a cleaning service, switching to paper plates/plastic cups, eating lots of frozen meals, etc… It’s not very frugal to say the least, but I’m into self-preservation right now.  I can’t keep up with Oliver and the housework and the new baby coming.  We will also be cutting back our visits to the kids museum starting next week.  I have to start saving energy and sleeping more (and work on that nursery).

Hmmm… with the record keeping out of the way could it be that my nesting instinct is (gasp) turning towards actual baby stuff?  It seems that I now have the nursery on my brain and I’m not going to be able to sleep until I get my tape measure out to see if the changing table, bassinet, and shelving unit will fit in our bedroom.  I hope my hubby is a deep sleeper!  :-)

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