For example... for those of you that have had to interact with me at all during this pregnancy know that I have been about as sharp as this guy...
I think that at many times I have appeared more impaired the teens with brain injuries that I work with... My life has become losing my pager at work daily, totally loosing my train of thought mid-sentence, sticking the milk in the kitchen cabinet and always - oh never mind, I forgot where I was going with this. Please keep in mind that throughout all this I have had two child life interns rotate with me...thank the lord that they were already incredibly gifted...
So, in my moment of panic about my sudden decline in IQ- I consulted my OB and what do I discover...apparently loss of brain functioning is indeed a symptom of pregnancy. This leads me to the nesting.
I nested with Molly. I gave away every pre-pregnancy outfit I had...seriously, EVERY pair of EVERYTHING... even my socks. I had decided that my body would probably be different after baby and I really had no need for the old clothes- much less, no place to store them. I made Kelly promise me that the next time I attempted this to just sit on me until I come to my senses.
Nesting with Bellito has been like this freak energy force has consumed me this weekend. If only I could bottle this up and put it to better use. But alas, it was spent this weekend: going through all of Molly's clothes and boxing up what doesn't fit, going through all the next size and putting away what fits, cleaning her room to make room for baby things, washing all our laundry (including sheets, baby blankets, towels, car seat covers, etc.), scrubbing the kitchen top to bottom, organizing the garage, re-organizing the bathroom cabinet, cleaning the bathroom, packing all of our bags for the hospital, buying all of Molly's big sister gifts, and shopping for last minute hospital things like IPOD speakers... All this was in one day. Poor Kelly was like superman trying to keep up...I could never have done it without his help!
So, although it was all a little intense this weekend... it was definitely a big weekend to cross things of "the list". Bellito- the nest is now ready whenever you want to come home.
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