The Waiting Game

Every day now, I wake up with this panic that today could be my last day of “freedom” before the baby comes.

And because of that, my energy is through the roof.

I’m running circles around Troy who keeps reminding me that I should be taking it easy, but I feel like these are my last days to get any remaining projects done before I’m nursing a newborn around the clock and simultaneously taking care of a five and three year old.

It took me all week to put the furniture back and hang everything on the walls after our massive painting job was finished. And places that I thought were clean needed to be deep cleaned again and all the windows needed to be washed. But I couldn’t stop there. I had to sew/paint curtains that flowed with the new wall color, naturally.

Here’s a sneak peek.

And in between conference sessions and hosting a couple of different groups of friends over the weekend, I deemed it necessary to completely clean out our garage. Because when will I find the time to do that once the baby is here? I think Troy wanted to stifle my insane energy at that point instead of being disturbed from his nap to help me out of guilt.

I’m feeling a little sense of relief now that our house is mostly put back together. The schedule for the basement is; Monday-paint walls, Tuesday-tub surround, Wednesday-tile bathroom floor, Thursday-carpet goes in. So, we’re getting there. And hopefully we’ll get our kitchen cabinet fronts and backsplash up in the next few days as well.

I’m sure I’ll invent approximately 16 other projects that need be done in the meantime as well.

Since I’m not feeling super miserable, I’m actually grateful for this little waiting game and each day of productivity I’m rewarded with at this point.

Thank you, baby, for staying put. I’m sure all of this extra exertion will eventually catch up with me, but the baby does have to come out at some point, right?


  • Yukiko April 8, 2013 at 3:55 am

    You know, I recaulked the kitchen and deep cleaned our little apartment the day before I had Akiko. Just sayin'…

  • Julie April 8, 2013 at 4:07 am

    You get the away for "super nester". Curtains look great1

  • Stephanie April 9, 2013 at 2:26 am

    The curtains look great. Did you say you painted them??? More details please! Can't wait to see pics of the rest of the house!

  • Julie April 9, 2013 at 3:51 am

    Okay, I meant "award" not "away".

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