Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Return of the Nesting Instinct

I've had a very productive week :) No sign of a baby yet, but I was struck with short bursts of energy and a sudden realization of "Omigosh, if I don't get to this NOW, it will NEVER get done!"...This nesting instinct has come and gone over the last month or so, but this week it hit me with new level of urgency. I suppose this means that labour could begin at any moment. My due date is actually July 17th, so theoretically I have 10 days to go, but everyday I wake up wondering if today will be the day. Half the time I'm completely nervous to go through the unknowns of labour and the even more frightening prospect of taking care of another person, but the other half of the time I'm so incredibly uncomfortable and ready to get this extra weight off my body that I want labour to start this very instant! Perhaps in a couple more days I will only think the latter thought...or so I hope!

Well, these "bursts" of energy don't exactly last long, so I've been trying to make the most of them. Besides cleaning all the kitchen cupboards, filing away stacks of documents and bills, and reorganizing all the closets again, I've finally got the nursery in order...check it out!
Here is the welcome wagon anxiously awaiting the new arrival!
And the quilt that I finally got around to finishing and binding - geez, that project took way too long to complete!
I even had some extra fabric to whip up this pillow and I also knit up my first little stuffy just for baby. The elephant blanket was a gift from my parents - I love this crib set. It's from Target, designed by Amy Coe.
Well, that's it for now. I suppose I will have another week of projects ahead of me to post for you again...unless I am busy trying to induce labour on my own or I become so fatigued that I can no longer get off the couch OR even better, I go into labour. But, hey, let's not jinx anything :)


cruststation said...

I love the fresh mint green of the room and the matching quilt + cushion, love the knitted stuffie. Everything look so wonderful, not long now!! :)

Ken Dyck said...


You've done a wonderful job with that nursery. The Mini-Sally is going to love it for sure.

flossy-p said...

ooooo, it's so cute. It all looks so clean and crisp with the grren and white; fresh and summery. It looks just so lovely. The only thing you need now to top it off, is a soft little babe! ;)

Can't wait... good luck.

julie said...

the nursery looks lovely - great colour - calming and restful. Good luck with the upcoming - go with your instincts and things will be fine X