Monday, April 14, 2008

Anxiety...Nesting...Call it what you will

So, the ticker at the top of this blog is starting to give me anxiety. When I realize that I only have 49 days left before this baby comes, I start to make lists in my head of all the projects that need to be done. I am realizing that my days of freedom are going to be coming to an end. I don't think that I had this realization with my first baby, but how quickly we learn that a newborn really ties you down. I really feel like I have my family on a good routine and now it is all about to change.

Last week I went through everyone's closets, including my own and rotated clothes. Boxed up kids things that I will store in rubbermaids, made a DI pile and then the bag to be passed down to cousins.

On Saturday, Greg took the kids with him to the gym. I started to think of all the things I could do with 2.5 hours of free time. My first thought was to take a nap, my second to get the house straightened and all the beds made. Then it came to me, I decided to clean out the garage. I still had about 6 boxes from our move that I had not unpacked. I hit "box burn out" after about 2 weeks of moving into our new house. It was the first really nice Saturday we have had in quite a while and I was able to keep the garage door open and not worry about Austin taking off down the street.

I made good progress and when Greg came home he helped me finish by taking everything out and power washing the floor. At the end of the day, I was able to check that big job off the list!

My next project to tackle is the basement after which I will be able to put together a list of everything I am not putting up in the new house that needs to be sold on Craigs List!!


Lisa said...

ONLY YOU!! 7 months pregnant and cleaning out the garage ... I love you Christa!

Have you picked a name yet?

Lindsey said...

That made me tired just reading that. You must have an aweful lot of energy for a pregnant lady.

Michele said...

I am constantly amazed at you. When I was pregnant, nothing took presidence over a nap- sleep was key!! But this is why everyday I wake up and think, if I were Christa what would I do today? And then I go back to sleep...

Jamie said...

You need a facial! RELAX! Can't wait for New York!