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post #41 of 139
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looks like instead of painting today, we're switching out summer clothes for winter clothes.  I also organized the 6mo-18mo boys' clothing so it's all in one place when baby needs it.  (I have the newborn-6mo folded and ready, and my son is in the 2yr+ stuff still)

 

 

post #42 of 139

Today we're getting supplies to stain the dresser and I plan to hang pictures up in our room and the boys' room. Also on the list - get a bookshelf for the living room and have my brother haul away a table and help rearrange some living room furniture. It's a rainy day, so hopefully these projects will happen (along with cooking borscht and chicken enchiladas for the week)! 

post #43 of 139
I guess maybe I am starting... I cleaned the kitchen sink, counters, and stove and today I vacuumed the entire house! Yay! I still need to clean the bathrooms and actually wash the tile floors as they are disgusting (they haven't been mopped since we moved in 2 months ago). I've also been collecting clothing from 2nd hand sources and organizing it into bins, mostly for ds, but eventually maybe I'll be inspired to open my newborn bin and see what I need for baby. I really need a dresser....
post #44 of 139

I think my nesting has been focused on cooking - I made 3 huge things of enchiladas last night! At least one made it to the freezer, and the other two are for eating this week. I swear, I could live on enchiladas right now! Plus, it's a great way to use up the vegetables from the garden since just about anything can go in an enchilada.

 

I'm having a dillema about staining that dresser. I REALLY want to stain it and make it nice, but I can't find any low/no voc clear coat or wood stain in town, and while we have one of those chemical/gas mask things at home, I just don't know if it's worth the potential exposure. I would have my husband do it, but getting him to do anything with paint is like pulling teeth! He'll put together whatever I want or build things, but I can't get him to do painting for anything!

 

So please remind me - the baby does not care what his dresser looks like! smile.gif

I think I'll just have it moved upstairs and work on it after the baby is born.

post #45 of 139
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Would you paint it?  We're going to paint our son's furniture, and there are lots of different paint options instead of staining.  We found an odor-free clear coat at home depot.  I compared and compared and compared, did online research, etc.  I'll check the brand name for you.....  If you get a bonding primer you don't have to do any sanding of the previous finish (unless there are spots you want sanded).  

 

 

post #46 of 139

I finally started nesting.  I was wondering when it would happen...but I suddenly feel a rush to have things done, to have the baby's room done, the bag packed, the cradle by the bed- I hope my body is not telling me something.

 

SO in the last week we set up the crib, painted the room, redid the trim to white, painted around the windows, and washed and sorted all the laundry and put it away.

 

 

post #47 of 139
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We've steam cleaned our huge living room and hallway, now we just have to do the bedroom floors :-)  It was SO satisfying to see all the really yucky, dirty water being dumped from the recovery tank.  We did soap-free rinse cycles until it was pretty clear water.  We used Bac-Out instead of chemical carpet cleaners, too, so I feel so good about it!  We rent, so God knows what was on those floors.  After potty training our own son and dog I knew enough about it to know it was NASTY but I can't imagine what stains and such there were from previous tenants.  GROSS.  

 

My poor DH was sick and stuffy but we managed to get it done.  He was hating the whole process- moving the furniture, etc.- but I am so pleased.  I'm a germaphobe and super neat-freak, plus I'm nesting so I think he has resigned himself to the fact that we're just going to do something when I set my mind to it :-)  I try to take it easy on him though because I know he isn't experiencing these intense nesting desires like I am.  At one point he said "What if baby comes while we're in the middle of a big project like this?"  and while he was trying to talk me out of doing the bigger projects to begin with, it really achieved the opposite- I am now MORE determined to finish all the things on my to-do list ASAP!  hahaha!

 

 

 

 

post #48 of 139

Here's my latest projects and yes, I put these pics up on the October thread, but I've been busy alot of the day again. lol I've cut, sewn, folded and ironed my cloth wipes made out of receiving blankets and bought some prefolds and a Thirsties cover. Also got a roast in the crockpot with all the normal add-in vegetables and spices. It smells so good in here! 072.jpg  073.jpg

 

I also want to sew some liners to tie into some boxes that I have to put the wipes and diapers in.

post #49 of 139

I actually scrubbed our dining room floor on my hands and knees today. blush.gif That level of cleaning has never been done. I feel so proud of myself. thumb.gif You know you're nesting when you're going to an extent you've only ever dreamed of before. I think it's funny that whenever I go super crazy cleaning the house lately, I groom the cats afterward. ROTFLMAO.gif Nothing feels complete until kitties are clean too! LOL

 

I'm also compiling a bunch of recipes and trying to figure out what I want to cook ahead and freeze. It was so overwhelming to me before but now that I feel nesty and have the energy to cook a bunch, I've got to live it up while I can! It's about time we use our food saver too... We received it as a wedding gift nearly 2 years ago and have only used it a handful of times. What better time to use it than now!

post #50 of 139

I still wouldn't say I'm really nesting... mostly just getting the same cleaning done as usual. We tried to steam clean the upstairs this weekend, and the steam cleaner had no suction!! Ugh!! We just bought it two weeks ago. I can't figure out what is wrong with it. 

 

J, we rent too. When we moved in, we knew the previous tenants had pets that peed. Well, the owners changed the carpet on the main level (living room and dd1 and dd2's bedroom), but said the carpet in the basement and upstairs was okay. We slowly realized it was not okay! It is really gross. I don't have the energy to push it with the landlord, and we'd like to stay in this house for years (until we can buy). So we decided to take care of it ourselves. The basement looks sooooo much better, but I really want to get to the upstairs. 

 

I did finish my birth plan today and print it, and I finished the document with instructions for taking care of the kids and house. I emailed that to friends and family. I started packing for the hospital, too. So I'm getting through my projects. There are a lot of craft projects I want to do for Jasper's room before he comes... got to keep working!

post #51 of 139
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We picked up some things for the birth bag today- arnica, snacks, coconut water, chewing gum for fresh breath :-)  I made some lists yesterday and DH and I talked about them today so we're on the same page with what still needs done.  Our next midwife appointment (2 weeks from now) is a home visit (though we are birthing at the BC).  It makes me really want to get the boys' room finished so we can show it off!  They love DS1 and asked him today if they could see his room when they come over.  I was like OH NO it's not done yet!  So now i have a deadline I'm working towards... haha!

post #52 of 139

haha That's awesome, J. One reason I wanted a midwife was so I didn't have to go out for later appointments. :/

post #53 of 139

J and I both live in the same city.  My homebirth midwives only do one home-visit at 36 weeks.  They want to see your home, get familiar with where things are etc.  After that you still have to go to their office every week.  I know that some midwives only do home visits, but I don't think it's the norm.
 

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haha That's awesome, J. One reason I wanted a midwife was so I didn't have to go out for later appointments. :/



 

post #54 of 139

In states where homebirth is not legal, home prenatals are usually the norm.  In legal states, mw's can set up office space.  The last three illegal mw's I've used and the other three I interviewed all do home visits. 

post #55 of 139
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Yep.  I'm birthing at the birth center but I think they want to get familiar with where I live, my house, etc because once I go into labor one of them (I have a team of 3) will come over and act as a doula during the early stages of labor.  Once it's more active we all head to the BC together.  I was surprised that we're having a home visit, but I'm glad I don't have to leave for my next appt!  Woohooo!  Of course, I am the type to get super anxious and really deep clean before that type of thing.  So guess what I'll be doing the next two weeks :-)  I'm such a neat freak.  Oye.
 

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J and I both live in the same city.  My homebirth midwives only do one home-visit at 36 weeks.  They want to see your home, get familiar with where things are etc.  After that you still have to go to their office every week.  I know that some midwives only do home visits, but I don't think it's the norm. 

 



 

post #56 of 139

Yup, my 36 week visit is today.  Thankfully my house cleans up pretty fast 'cause it's small.  I just need to get around to a quick wipe down of the bathroom before they get here.  I got my oven cleaned this morning.  I really really hate cleaning ovens, I think the last time I cleaned it was nesting before my last birth.  Maybe I wouldn't hate it so much if I wasn't navigating around a belly! lol.gif

post #57 of 139

OMgosh!  I cannot believe that some of us are FULL TERM already or will be in like a week!  Craziness!!!!!!!

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OMgosh!  I cannot believe that some of us are FULL TERM already or will be in like a week!  Craziness!!!!!!!



Same here! I'm only 33 wks, I feel like I have a long way to go still, and it's kind of freaking me out that some of you wil lbe having your babies soon!

post #59 of 139
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OMgosh!  I cannot believe that some of us are FULL TERM already or will be in like a week!  Craziness!!!!!!!



I know!!! I'm 36 weeks tomorrow and so excited I can't really stand it.  Plus after the baby will be Thanksgiving then Christmas, my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE THING IN THE UNIVERSE EVER.

 

My dad is obsessed with Christmas, it puts him in a super-joyful, festive, warm-and-cozy mood for weeks leading up to the big day, and his enthusiasm rubbed off on me and my sister BIG time.  I think it will help stave off PPD for me, too, that the winter holidays are coming up so soon.  You don't understand how over-the-moon happy I get around Christmas.  And I'll be spending 2.5 weeks home with my family and the new baby, so there will be exorbitant amounts of warm and cozy joy in that household.  I'm so excited.

post #60 of 139
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I just keep waiting for another one of us to go into labor!  It could happen anyday! so exciting!