The Will to Nest

I see that my last blog post was deep in the depths of our latest renovation projects. As of today, I am happy to report that we are approaching the finish line. The upstairs is done enough for us to move into our respective bedrooms complete with new furniture. And for the first time since moving into this house, Mike and I will have a door to our bedroom! We still have some odds and ends that need to get done but relatively speaking, they are for cosmetic purposes only. We have not arrived at this point without some effort on our part though. As soon as the carpet was installed 5 days ago, we took that as our cue to reclaim the space from construction zone to master bedroom. Against most pregnancy recommendations (but probably in line with most pregnant women), I could not be stopped from doing what I knew needed to be done to get my nest in order. Moving mattresses, hoisting boxes of clothes, pushing furniture around, battling inch-deep dust, and laundry, laundry, laundry. For sure I am plagued with various body aches and discomfort at the end of the night coupled with insomnia, but I still can’t feel revved by the satisfaction that I am Getting Things Done.

As for the other finish line, I was 1cm dilated and 50% effaced at last week’s appointment. For tomorrow’s 39-week check-up, I may not even bother to check since it really doesn’t mean anything unless I’m actually in labor. But now that I’ve gotten the above labor under my maternity belt, I am becoming more at peace with starting this particular labor whenever the right time comes!

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