Monday, August 13, 2007

Pregnancy Live Blogging - 39 Weeks 2 Days

I feel that I haven't blogged that much about this pregnancy and I feel a bit guilty so...since I have approximately one week left, I've decided that the time has come. I'm going *try* to dedicate the rest of my posts to the pregnancy until the baby is born.

One distinctive aspect of this pregnancy versus my pregnancy with Little Guy is that I have been going through massive nesting phases. Unfortunately for Husband, when the nesting instinct comes on strong, it usually entails me yelling irrationally at him for something like putting canned goods on the pantry shelf that should only contain baking products. He usually sits back and just lets me yell and scream and throw things (in the garbage more often than at him). He has been very nice about it though he probably has grounds for divorce if he wanted.

On the bright side, our house has never been more organized. Everything is perfectly in its place now.

Except for one thing - our kitchen floor.

Cuz about 3 weeks ago, I decided I thought it needed to be replaced. Immediately. And it was gonna get replaced before this baby was born so help me God. It just needed to happen. I can't explain it - the power of the nesting instinct. Once let loose, it just really cannot be stopped.

So at the moment, our kitchen floor looks like this:
















This is the height of what I have done to our poor house to get it ready for the baby. It's not a complete remodel, but it's as close as my pocketbook will allow us to get. Hopefully, it will be done today.

So, in total, my nesting instinct has cost us approximately $2300 plus a couple marriage counseling sessions. Not so bad, eh? I even get a new, shiny hardwood floor out of it.

20 Comments:

Blogger Pumpkin said...

When it comes to the 'nesting instinct', I say go with your instincts and disapproving husbands (and/or marriage counsellors) be damned! And anyways, with a toddler and a new born, a hard wood floor is going to be tons easier to maintain and last a lot longer......least that's the reason I gave when the power of purchasing was so 'the boss of me'during the last 3 months of my pregnancy....lol.......
However, as a final comment, I say that if we women go through the 9 months of carrying a baby, the sore feet, swollen ankles etc etc etc....we DESERVE to do the nesting thing without getting hassle....so there!
Lol.... you frighten me women....in my last week of pregnancy...I could barely waddle from chair to fridge without turning pink, never mind doing the kitchen floor.....you are an inspiration!
Hugs and good wishes for this coming week hun xx

9:19 AM  
Anonymous sam said...

OMG. LOL.

Sorry, but that's some SERIOUS nesting!

Most of my nesting and getting ready for baby is a blur now... I can't remember if I was ever that bad! Because THAT's BAD! *hugs*

I hope for your sake (but mostly hubby's) that you have a kitchen floor VERY soon!

9:48 AM  
Anonymous my minivan is faster than yours said...

Love it! My nesting included cleaning out one closet- mine! Go figure :)

As someone who has never made it past the 36th week of a pregnancy, may I just say how impressed I am you're still up and about. Can't wait to see some pics and hear those labor and delivery stories. You're gonna do great!

10:06 AM  
Anonymous pinks & blues girls said...

I need a new kitchen floor, too.

You really gave me a good idea!

Do you think my husband will buy the, "I'm 39 weeks and 2 days pregnant and nesting - I just haven't told you in the past 9 months" excuse?

Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

10:26 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

Your new floors are going to rock!

And wow, I can't believe it's getting so close . . . are you getting any sleep at all??

Carrie

11:12 AM  
Blogger ~JJ! said...

Wow. That kitchen floor is bare...


Can't wait to see what it looks like finished...

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

I nested like a maniac with my first pregnancy. It was truly uncontrollable. There's no other way to describe it. With my second, i was into getting caught up on stuff...like I wanted the house really clean and all the laundry caught up before the baby came.

And new carpeting. Had to have it. So I understand the kitchen floor thing totally!

12:10 PM  
Blogger Kyla said...

Can you come nest over here? :)

12:21 PM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

Hey, that's not bad. WIth the first my nesting instinct demanded that we remodel our upstairs bathroom. The one by our bedroom. That I needed to visit 15 times a night.

Good times.

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Smiling Mom said...

This is great!! I need to figure out how to blame minor house upgrades on nesting while not pregnant!!

3:50 PM  
Blogger AmandaD said...

My husband was the one with the nesting instinct. Unfortunately for both of us we began gutting our house a month before I got pregnant, rendering my pretty useless (based on his "no dust! no fume! no lifting! no climbing!"

I was several centimeters dilated when the furniture arrived, "Can I please help arrange the furniture?" I pleaded. He threw his hands up and told me to go ahead, "Push yourself into labor, my work is done." And I did.

Will you post pictures of your new floor with your new baby napping...it'll be like some sort of ad. As a matter of fact we may have something there. Think product placement!

6:19 PM  
Anonymous chelle said...

I had to resist my nesting instinct since we were moving months after the baby arrived. No nursery, no dresser, no change table .... NOTHING ... it hurt.

7:19 PM  
Blogger The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

I'm 16 days away!!! It's fun waiting to see when which blogger will have their baby!!! there's about 6 that I know of due this month! I'm sure there's way more. I think dedicating the last week to your pregnancy is a great idea!! I haven't really gotten the nesting thing with any pregnancy. Seriously, I've always said it, the "clean gene" must have skipped me.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Virtualsprite said...

Wow... that beats the hell out of the quadruple batch of cookies I baked right before the Ubergoober was born.

I am jealous, though... I'd love to have a new kitchen floor. Can't wait to see it finished!

7:26 PM  
Anonymous andi said...

That's some serious nesting destruction, my friend. I am crossing my fingers for you that the birth goes so much better than last time (and I am certain it will).

7:36 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I'm envious of you for having a patient hubby who is a good sport. WHen I had the hormonal stuff and would even raise my voice, he'd get all pissy and tell me pregnancy/hormone matters aren't an excuse and I need to CONTROL my emotions...

I controlled my emotions the best I could -- He's lucky he's alive.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

THe "he" in my comment being my husband.... :-)

8:52 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

Fun read! Good luck now!

4:14 AM  
Blogger lildb said...

's alright, C. when you guys split up you'll have those beautiful hardwoods to snuggle with.

I am SO not kidding.

okay, maybe a little.

7:11 AM  
Anonymous tonya said...

I'm about to divorce my husband and I have my baby in three days. He is acting worse than he ever has since we married. I don't know how much of it is hormornes and how much is me. I'm going to give it a little time after the baby comes and if he is still insensitive and non-helpful I'll know.

10:57 PM  

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