I’m a list person… Big time. I like lists so much I will write something on my list that I’ve already done just so I can check it off and feel more accomplished. My problem is I usually forget where I put them. My checklist are best kept in my binders or on my computer somewhere, though I usually like having them in my purse.
When I first found out I was pregnant (and it was still a secret) I used The Bump‘s website to figure out what kinds of things I should be doing… When should I set up my appointment, what should I be doing differently. I started using their checklist and have been a little bit of a slacker lately but I went in today to see how I’m doing and where I left off.
We decided not to do the genetic testing stuff so I crossed those off my list today too. It’s so weird because at 18 weeks I still feel like I’m just starting, but when I stop and think that I’m almost halfway there I can’t believe it! If the second half goes as fast as the first half this baby is gonna be here in no time!!
I’ve done most everything on my list up to where I’m suppose to be. I’ve been having my regular OB visits, exercising (for the most part) and preparing here and there. But am I really getting to the point already where I need to start looking for a pediatrician? Signing up for birthing classes? HOLY COW!
Granted I’m still looking a few weeks out, technically that’s a month away… But still! I get so excited seeing upcoming things to plan such as maternity photos (I’m soooo getting them done, and if you’ve had some done I’d LOVE to see them cause I want to have an idea of a theme to go for).
Most of the stuff in the upcoming weeks of my list looks like the fun stuff. Notice my extra excitement for one particular item below:
Yep! It’s finally beginning to kick in… The “nesting” mode. I’m turning our guest room into the nursery and I’m SO EXCITED! We find out in a week if Spawnie is a boy or a girl and then I plan to GO CRAZY! I will need a clean slate to start with and that means a clean room. I would put up a before picture of it now so you could get an idea but if you know me you know I’m messy so I won’t embarrass myself for those who still picture me as the organizational queen.
I told my husband a few weeks ago that soon my “nesting mode” would kick in and I’d want to clean and organize our house. The conversation went something like this:
Husband: “I’m sorry but I just can’t picture that happening to you.”
Me: “No, it’s going to happen, it’s my instincts. I’ll just want to clean and stuff.”
Husband: “Yea right, I’ll believe it when I see it.”
If you know us you know that he does most of the cleaning, the laundry, the dishes and things of that sort, and you’d understand why that conversation went the way it did. But now as my friend Heidi put it, it’s a battle of my motherly instincts vs my messy personality.
Last night I told my husband that I wanted to organize the room today and tomorrow (my weekend) and he just gave me the same blank stare… He still doesn’t believe me. And granted I’m writing this post out rather than organizing right now but hey… I have the rest of the day!
I know once we find out what Spawnie is I’m going to want to shop and I want to have a clean slate in this room to have a place for everything. So wish me luck my friends! I have 21 weeks and 4 days left if Spawnie comes on time, and today‘s task… Turning the room from guest room/storage room to a baby room in the making!!