Friday, August 25, 2006

No Nesting For Me!

I thought I was supposed to get this surge of energy and ambition about now. I'm experiencing exactly the opposite... SO exhausted I can literally barely keep my eyes open and my head up. I guess I really can't complain; I've truly had the nearly perfect pregnancy. I've had plenty of energy & ambition throughout it, up til about a week ago. It's just that I put off some of the tougher projects for the nesting time (i.e., painting the child's closet, finding a pediatrician, scrubbing the house clean...)! Any suggestions?

13 comments:

Vicki said...

That's one of the reasons we have friends...don't be afraid to ask a friend to help with the painting and cleaning. I wish I was closer so I could help! Check with your current physician, obstetrician, or gynecologist to see who he or she recommends for a ped. Relax and enjoy your final days of being pregnant.

Shyla said...

vicki had good advice...also, don't worry! The nesting comes...maybe not like you ever anticipated, but it will come. I felt the same way as you, but the day before jackson was born i was riding the lawn mower cutting our acre of grass, planting our 5 flower beds...if you would have told me that i would be doing that 2 weeks before...i would've said you were crazy!

TwoMuths said...

I never got that nesting urge...unless you count that we were remodeling pretty much the entire time I was pregnant! Plenty of nesting there.

seriously, no extra surge of energy for me, but then again, I was induced so maybe that had something to do with it.

My advice for getting everything done is...don't. :-) Let it go, and have a great time enjoying the last few weeks! If your church family is like ours, there will be people asking what they can do to help after your baby is born, and somehow it will all get done. (but that's just my opinion...)

Reads said...

Great advice!! Ditto, also don't worry, it will all get done. Adam just finished painting one of Audrey's dressers, just last week. I must say Audrey was 2 weeks before planned, so some things just didn't get done, and Audrey could care less! Also, my mom came right after Audrey was born and she was a huge help in the cleaning. Also, I did get the nesting urge, but I either didn't listen or I just didn't get as much as I wanted to done!
On the Peditrician note, ask the hospital who they allow to check out your baby, that way you can have your ped, check out your little girl from the get go. We were supposed to visit the ped office for a tour but Audrey came a day before! It all worked out in the end! Sorry so long! Hope this helps.

Shyla said...

ps - pics of jackson's nursery on my blog and even though i was anal about having everything done before he came...your priorities will soon be placed in order when the baby arrives! :) He is 3.5 months old now and i am now close to being done! :)

Karen said...

Thanks, gals! I don't feel so guilty now about relaxing. I did get her closet painted this weekend, so that feels good.

carissa said...

you can still get things done once you recover from child-birth and get some rest. Your life will be back to a "new norm" and you can do anything then (maybe with extra help of course :).....Pediatrician should be recommended from a friend or the hospital. They'll give you one when Livvie is born. Whoever is on duty, I think. and if you like her, you can go wtih her/him.

Heather said...

WOW!! Less than 2 weeks to go! I am so excited for you and Nate and of course can't wait to see pictures of your precious little one!

Nesting?!?!?!? You will get plenty done in your own time! Don't stress out because you don't feel it coming on yet!

nate, christina, and connor said...

i was a firm believer in naps during the last month of my pregnancy. i seriously took 2 a day. it was quite ridiculous now that i think of it. i think that's what drove me to do so much once connor was born. and as i told shyla....DON'T OVERDO IT!!!!! i was quite near to landing myself back in the hospital. i should have just let things go. nobody expects your house to be clean after you've had a baby. besides if it's clean, you can't milk the rest for what it's worth. when people come over, just say how drained you are and how you are sorry everything isn't done....before you know it they'll be mopping your floors! :)
won't be long now! can't wait to see livvie!

Anonymous said...

Well that's why god gave you a husband!! use him to all his potential!!

beck said...

Not much longer now!! I am so excited for you and Nate! Can't wait to see little Livvie:)

Shannon said...

Like already said before, take time for you these next couple weeks. Go on a date with your husband, watch movies, and just relax before Olivia comes. They'll always be time to get the projects done later. :)

Karen said...

Awww, you guys are so good for me! I needed to hear all these experienced (and non-experienced!) ladies tell me to relax and take it easy. My head--and body!--tells me to slow down, but I always seem to do "just one more thing!" I'm off to take a nap now! :)